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The Kenya Rugby Development department heads to the Rift Valley region from 13th to 15th August as they continue to educate the rugby coaches on the key factors and functional roles of developing rugby players.

The aim of this training is to help the U20 players get the right rugby skills early on before they eventually progress to the National Team Level. “We have realized that when we call up players to the National Team, the coaches spend quite some time coaching the basics that should ideally be trained at club level. This program will assist in cubbing this challenge so that in future, we have players who are well equipped and ready for National team duty from the onset,” said Ronald Okoth, KRU Development coordinator.

On Friday 13th, Okoth and Paul Murunga will start off in Molo at the Molo secondary, on Saturday they will head to the Nakuru Athletics Club where all rugby coaches in the Rift Valley region will converge as well as a number of the Primary and Secondary school teachers.

The training on Sunday will be at the Gilgil Primary School where the coaching session targets the National Youth Service, Military staff, school teachers, and the Anti-Stock Theft Unit.

Once all these coaches and trainees understand what it is that the Development department is looking for when it comes to U20 players, they will go back to their institutions, train their players and identify those that fit the profiles. The next step after the identification of these players is to create and share a database with all profiles and send it to the Development coordinator. This creates a pathway that will be easy to track as we continue building our Women’s National Teams both sevens and fifteen.

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