The Kenya Rugby Union will hold a Level 1 Strength and Conditioning course in Nairobi on 5th and 6th November.
The course will be facilitated by World Rugby accredited S& C Educator Geoffrey Kimani. The course venue will be confirmed in due course.
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The transfer period commences at the end of the season and closes 2 weeks before the commencement of the new season. There shall be a mid-season window open for 7 days mid-season (dates to be announced by Tournament Committee) the where transfers can be executed. During this window, a club cannot lose more than 3 players from their existing squad. A club may however add as many as they wish to their existing squad, but not exceeding the maximum of 100 players in total excluding junior and academy players.
Please note that :
•Transfers deadline for the 2016-2017 Season is 12:00AM, Friday 21st October 2016.
•Clubs are required to log in to their scrum-it accounts and register all their players for the 2016-2017 season by Monday 24th October 2016.
•Further, clubs should submit the list of players that have moved to and from their clubs during the transfer period with all supporting, fully filled and signed documents by Wednesday 26th October 2016.
•Clubs are expected to have remitted the respective fee as per clause (vi) Appendix 1 Regulation 13 (KRU Regulation) of the transfer fee to the Union by Wednesday 26th October 2016.
•Mid Season Transfers window will be open between 31st December 2016 and 7th January 2017.
Appendix 1 Regulation 13
I. Not exceeding Ksh10,000 for any player who has been with a club for 1 season.
II. Not exceeding Ksh 50,000 for any player who has been with a club for at least 2 seasons and has played at least 50% of all matches and is a registered player and not contracted.
III. Not Exceeding Ksh 100,000 for any player who has been with the club for at least 2 seasons and played at least 50% of all league matches, and has represented Kenya at any level, or played Internationally outside Kenya and is a registered player and not contracted
IV. Contacted players transfer fees shall be determined by the signed contract deposited with KRU but shall not exceed Ksh 200,000 unless both clubs agree on a higher fee.
V. Contracted Player is one who receives material benefits in form of allowances, education fees, housing, monthly stipend etc. exceeding Kes 3,750 per week or Kes 15,000 per month
VI. 10% of transfer fees shall be paid to KRU as a fee and shall not exceed a maximum of Ksh 10,000.00
Download The Regulations HERE
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Kevin Wambua (above), who has been acting in an interim capacity, was confirmed as the women’s Head Coach with former player Camilyn Oyuayo taking over the team manager’s docket.
Samuel Njogu is the new Strength and Conditioning Coach while Ben Mahinda stays on as Team Physio.
Other national squads appointments saw Jimmy Mnene take up the U19s Team Manager docket with Stella Mwende staying on as Team Physio. They will link up with the already existing team of Head Coach Paul Odera, Assistant Coach Michael Aung and S & C Masti Mike Owino..Add a comment Read more...
World Rugby accredited Strength & Conditioning Educator Geoffrey Kimani will conduct a Level 1 S & C course in conjunction with the Namibia Rugby Union in Windhoek, Namibia on 18th and 19th October.
Kimani, the immediate former Kenya Sevens S&C Coach is the first Kenyan to receive S & C level 3 accreditation.
He departed for Windhoek on Monday morning.
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England’s Women’s Rugby World Cup 2014 winner Rachael Burford and former Ireland captain Fiona Coghlan will shine a light on the unprecedented global growth of women’s rugby at the World Rugby Conference and Exhibition 2016 (ConfEx).
They will join World Rugby’s new General Manager for Women’s Rugby Katie Sadlier for an insightful Q&A session on day one of the conference, which is taking at the Hilton London Metropole on 14-15 November.
Burford, who has represented England at three Women’s Rugby World Cups in 15s, including the country’s victorious 2014 campaign in France, and Coghlan, who captained Ireland to their first Women's Six Nations title in 2013 and to an historic victory over New Zealand at WRWC 2014, will look at the rise of the women’s game and how it has become one of the fastest growing team sports in the world.
The players will reflect on the sport’s hugely successful appearance at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, which has delivered a tangible boost to the profile and popularity of the women’s sevens game, prompting increased investment and funding at all levels of the game. They will also look ahead to Women’s Rugby World Cup 2017 in Ireland, which is expected to draw the tournament’s largest ever global audience, highlighting the advances the sport has made and showcasing the competitiveness and professionalism of the women’s game.
MAJOR GROWTH AREA
World Rugby Chief Executive Brett Gosper said: “Women’s rugby is one of our major growth areas with two million women and girls playing the game worldwide. Aided by increased investment and driven by our strategic Women’s Rugby Plan, which offers a clear vision for growth, it is also one of the fastest-growing team sports in the world.
“World Rugby continues to work hard to ensure the foundations are in place for the ongoing development of the women’s game, both on and off the field, and I look forward to the insight our speakers Rachael Burford and Fiona Coghlan will offer on this subject at Rugby ConfEx 2016.”
Burford said: “Women’s rugby has come on in great leaps and bounds in recent years and I am thrilled to be part of its exceptional growth. Having a strong women’s game is not only vital to the growth of rugby as a whole but it also contributes to the global agenda of increasing physical activity among women and girls, which in turn helps to boost fitness levels and self-confidence and inspire social change.
“The level of competition in the women’s game is also at an all-time high. The interest generated by the Olympic Games continues to draw in new players and fans around the world and I am looking forward to joining Fiona Coghlan to celebrate its success.”
Coghlan, an ambassador for Women’s Rugby World Cup 2017 in Ireland, added: “As the profile of women’s rugby continues to grow, Women’s Rugby World Cup 2017 will serve to inspire and engage even more fans and players around the world. I am extremely excited that the tournament is coming to Ireland next year. We are already seeing the positive impact it is having to develop and build the game of women’s rugby locally.”Add a comment Read more...
Rugby’s return to the Olympic Games following the debut of rugby sevens in Rio 2016 this summer brought the game to new global audiences as the Olympic effect on participation continues apace.
With record numbers taking up the sport, player welfare continues to be World Rugby’s number-one priority and as part of ongoing efforts to reflect this, World Rugby is once again pleased to be a patron of the upcoming IOC World Conference on Prevention of Injury and Illness in Sport taking place in Monaco from 16-18 March, 2017.
World Rugby began its patronage of the event in 2014 when the previous edition took place in Monaco. On that occasion, more than 1,000 delegates from around the world gathered to present and discuss new scientific results and implementation strategies to best prevent injuries and illnesses in sport.
The 2017 IOC conference will present a multidisciplinary perspective on injury and illness prevention for different sports and different injury/illness types, including lectures on intervention methods, epidemiology, risk factors and injury mechanisms.
The three-day programme will include five keynote lectures, 33 symposia and numerous workshops, in addition to free communications and posters. Abstracts presented at the conferences will be published in a special themed issue of the British Journal of Sports Medicine (BJSM).
World Rugby’s Chief Medical Officer Dr Martin Raftery said: “Player welfare is World Rugby’s number-one priority as increasing numbers of participants are attracted to our sport worldwide. Our patronage of this conference reiterates this commitment to ensure that, irrespective of their playing level, players can enjoy rugby in a safe environment and reduce the risk of injury and illness through best practice. We look forward to medical experts and professionals from the rugby family sharing their research findings and experiences while collaborating with their peers from the Olympic family.”
Further information is available on the conference web site at www.ioc-preventionconference.org.
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