12 November 2016 – 156 pupils involve with Get Into Rugby (GIR) program inconjunction with SK Putrajaya Persint 8(2) Mega Carnival. 145 of them are male while the remaining 11 are female pupils. 15 coaches who are among teachers also take part in the program which give special focus for the 6 – 15 years old age group.
The program focused on multiple values which lie in the during and after the rugby game. Other than that, they also give special attention on the safety aspect as well as to create fun atmosphere at the end of the program.
The TRY (attempt) has been chosen for this grass root level. At this stage, all the players are expose to the basic of the game. The next program will be held at four places in Southern region. GiR will be in Jempol, Rembau, Muar and Malacca. They anticipated more than 1000 pupils as well as teachers will take part.
They hope that the tour all over Malaysia can develop players to play in the right way and reduce the number of injury that can occur to them in the future. It is a dream of Malaysia rugby community to see Malaysia 7’s team to play in the Olympic game in the future.
Firdaus Sani Shaari – Coordinator GiR Program, Malaysia Rugby
Translated by Muizzuddin Yahaya