The Kenya Rugby Union held a series of courses during the recently concluded National Sevens Circuit. The courses, which mainly targeted match officials were geared towards equipping MOs with the skills and confidence to effectively officiate rugby fixtures.
They additionally provided a platform for MOs to serve as an opportunity to acquaint themselves with the recent law amendments implemented by World Rugby.
George Ndemi, Training and Education Coordinator at the Kenya Rugby Union said, ” I would term the courses a success. Moving forward, we intend to continue with such kind of courses, not only for MOs but other rugby related personnel such as coaches and medics and will soon be sharing our plans in regard to upcoming forums and courses.”
The courses were held at all venues of the National Sevens Circuit (Mombasa, Nairobi, Nakuru, Eldoret and Kisumu) and below are some of the key highlights from the exercise.
Average attendance per course– 14 participants ( with the exception of Mombasa with attracted a record 54 participants)
New certifications – Eldoret witnessed 20 attendants attain level 1 match official certification while another 8 attendants attained the same level of certification in Kisumu.
Gender split – The overall course average gender split was 79% male, 21% female
Age range – The range in the ages of the attendants at the courses on average varied between 23 and 36 years of age.