Monday morning was business as usual for Rugby Africa Regional Development Officer for Eastern and Southern Africa, Mr Muamba Johnbosco who conducted a length session at Kyadondo Rugby Club.
The Get Into Rugby programme is part of the World Rugby strategy to grow the Game globally in partnership with our member Regions and Unions.
Muamba landed the job in late 2016 and conducted the Get Into Rugby session at Kyadondo rugby club alongside newly elected Age Grade and Development Officer at Uganda Rugby Union, Dorothy Nekesa and Get Into Rugby Officer for the Uganda Rugby Union Yayiiro Kasasa.
Muamba is a World Rugby trainer and is experienced in match officiating, coaching, training, education and development at the Kenya Rugby Union.
Muamba is in charge of Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Botswana, Rwanda, Burundi, Ghana, Nigeria, Swaziland, Malawi and Lesotho. He is also tasked with overseeing Rugby Africa’s second and third tier competitions in the region.
“It is part of the big picture in rugby that we need to pay attention to, and we are lucky that we are hosting the U20 Cup the same time Mr John Muamba is in Uganda,” said an elated Yayiiro Kasasa at Kyadondo, Get Into Rugby Officer of Uganda Rugby Union.
The aim of the programme is to encourage players of all ages to Try, Play and Stay in Rugby. Get Into Rugby is aimed at promoting the values of the Game and ensure children are encouraged to try Rugby in a safe and progressive environment.
“Get Into Rugby is the development side of rugby as designed by World Rugby and us having the services of the regional development officer in person is a plus for our organisation. This year’s concentration is on player welfare and we are eager to learn from him,” said URU’s Age Grade and Development Officer Ms Dorothy Nekesa.
“Uganda Rugby Union has put in lace a good system being overseen by a number of people like tag rugby and that has helped in growing the game and this is what we would like to see in a long term athlete development program,” said Rugby Africa’s Regional Development Officer for Eastern and Southern Africa, Mr Muamba Johnbosco.