22 November 2017 – Get Into Rugby Kuching created their own history as they recorded more girls participant compared to boys. Get Into Rugby program is heading to the finale of 2017 program and this could boost more girls participants in 2018.
289 participants joined Get Into Rugby Sarawak. For the first time in Malaysia, 223 of them are girls with only 66 boys. It was no surprise to see girls dominating the program as Sarawak has produced numbers of talented women rugger including 4 players who won Bronze in the 2017 Kuala Lumpur SEA Games team.
The two days program took place at the Song Kheng Hai Rugby Field, Kuching. The first-day focus of Train the trainer which also saw numbers of women turned up. The Get Into Rugby program was on the second day. Get Into Rugby director, Mr. Raimi Yusof lead the program with the assistant from Mr. Farid Rahman, ex-national player.
GIR Sarawak also created another history as they welcome the youngest participant to the program. They welcome 5 years old, Rayyan Wafeeq B Abdul Ghafar who is still in the kindergarten. He showed great interest in rugby as he joined his older brother in the program.
Distance did not stop 28 students from Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Tebedu from Serian district. They traveled for 4 hours to make it to Kuching GIR. This is certainly a very good indication for GIR Malaysia to have a tour in Sarawak in 2018.
Photos by Get Into Rugby Malaysia and Kesatuan Ragbi Negeri Sarawak