Kenya Rugby Referee Society Chairman Mwangi Karimi has termed the just concluded Match Officials High Performance Course a success. This course which ran for two days between 31st August and 1 September was facilitated by World Rugby match official and High Performance Consultant Fhatuwani “ Rasta” Rasivhenge.
He said, “The concept of high performance for us as Kenya Rugby Referee Society has always been in the pipeline. Our intention was to develop used to be referred to as the forgotten baby within Kenya Rugby infrastructure. All along we have seen the development of the majority of national squad members in terms of pedigree.For us as KRRS the plan was to get somebody who has been there…on the world stage and we were privileged to have Rasta with us. He officiated in Kenya during his formative years and has risen up the international officiating rankings. Having him around is not only inspirational for the young guys who are coming up but is also good for us as KRRS.”
Commenting on the course in particular, Karimi said, “We also want to use this platform to develop our officials. The referees have picked up key learnings, they should start operating on a different level. It is however a process that will take time but overall it is a step in the right direction and we will get the refined product in the long run.I would like to term this course a success, the referees have picked up