PRU coaching course concludes


The Pakistan Rugby Union organised an IRB Level-I Coaching Course for local coaches, school and university PTA. The course was hosted by UMT University and is the third such course organised by the PRU. IRB certified official Bruce Morton from UAE conducted the coaching course and he was joined by Ismail Kadir from Singapore. Mike Pirrit from New Zealand was also part of the courses organized by the PRU. The Pakistan rugby union has also been in talks with the newly formed and accredited Afghan Rugby Federation and Bangladesh Rugby Federation and also have invited two coaches from the Afghan Rugby Federation to attend the Level 1 course.
It was for the first time two coaches from two different countries participated in the course. PRU president Fawizi Khaja said: “I am happy to see rugby spreading in the neighboring country and is happy to announce that Pakistan will be inviting the Afghan national side to play matches in the Annual Grand Rugby event the Azadi cup in August.” He further added: “From our initial correspondence the Afghan rugby federation is very keen to play in Pakistan.” The rugby week started with the final practice match of Pakistan’s test match campaign against the Punjab Rugby Association at the DHA Ground. New Zealand Coach Mike Pirrit supervised the training of the team with the aid of Riz Malik and Australian forwards coach Bart. Now the trials matches are over, the PRU after consultation of the foreign coach will be announcing the national team in a day or two which will take part in the Asian Five Rugby in Indonesia.