Saru hosts African rugby leaders

FILE PICTURE: Jurie Roux, the CEO of Saru. Picture: Steve Haag/Gallo Images.

FILE PICTURE: Jurie Roux, the CEO of Saru. Picture: Steve Haag/Gallo Images.

Africa’s top rugby administrators gathered in Cape Town on Tuesday for a three-day rugby conference, hosted by the SA Rugby Union (Saru).

The objective of the conference is to ensure effective rugby structures and growing the game across the continent, Saru said in a statement.

During their stay in the Mother City, the delegates will deliberate on a number of important issues affecting the future and growth of the game on the African continent.

The gathering forms part of the International Rugby Board’s (IRB) Leading Rugby programme and Saru is hosting the event for a second consecutive year.

The Leading Rugby Programme is part of the IRB development strategy to support member unions with training in order to develop the game globally.

The programme will be implemented by the IRB development team in each region over the coming months in partnership with the respective regional associations.

Last year much of the emphasis was placed on connecting the Confederation of African Rugby (CAR) member unions with each other through workshops and support services.

This would allow the unions to share information and ideas on best practice models to develop and grow the game in their own countries or rugby regions.

Several senior Saru staff members have been tasked with making presentations on important matters relating to rugby development.

Other topics to be discussed at the conference include government and stakeholder relations, commercial and marketing, as well as media and communications.

Delegates from Botswana, Kenya, Madagascar, Senegal, Tunisia, Uganda and Zimbabwe are attending the conference.





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