Rugby coaching in the country is set to improve following the launch of level 1 coaching and officiating organized by the Rwanda Rugby Federation (RRF) and its partners.
The Rwanda rugby federation president, Araire alexander said ‘ that continuous training for new coaches – referee and refresher training for current ones is essential that relevant skills are implemented which in turn trickle down to the players.
Ararire made the remarks during the two day Level 1 training course for coaches and referees that came to climax at Utexrwa ground, Kicyiru.
“The continuous growth in numbers of rugby games players also requires that coach numbers are grown. We are grateful to the educator (Robert Bwali) and World Rugby the sponsor of the training,” he noted.
“The coaches need to go back in their clubs and schools to continue training this will continue to improve the coaching skills, the referee also will need to have more games to officiate to gain more experience,” noted Robert Bwali the trainer from Uganda who conducted both officiating and coaching course.
Eleven refereeS attended level 1 coaching course these include: Ibarinde Jean de Dieu ( UR Grizzlies), Sitati joe Dano ( thousand hills) , Hatangimana Emmanuel ( Musanze district),David Kasanga (thousand hills),Hakizimana Lauren ( Muhanga), Nzeyimana Samuel ( Resilience RFC),Ndagijimana Jean Pierre ( Burera district ), Ufitimfura Donation ( Resilience RFC), Batamuriza Djamillah (Lion de Fer), Umuhoza Dieudonne (Muhanga thunders), Uwitonze Felix( Kigali Sharks RFC)
The coaches who attended level coaching include: Mustinzi Onesphole (Gakenke district), Ibarinde Jean De Dieu ( UR Grizzlies RFC) , Kasanga David ( Thousand Hills), Mwizerwa Jean d’Amour ( Gicumbi district), Uwamariya Aline ( Lion de Fer RFC ) , Ufitumfura Donation ( resilience RFC ) ,Manirakiza Evariste ( Rwamagana) , Ruhumuriza Maurice ( Gasabo district ), Dusengimana Samuel ( Gasabo district), Batamuriza Djamillah ( lion de Fer) .