There are only two schools with a rugby field which serves as the field for all school rugby matches.
All other rugby playing schools train on dust/sand/soccer pitches in their respective school grounds.
These schools are coached by rugby knowledgeable teachers or development officers who have been assigned by the Union to coach them.All these coaches for school rugby have no formal or international recognized coaching certificate to do so but rely on previous playing and coaching experiences.
The union development officers who coach schools are chosen from previous year school rugby players who have finished school and are awaiting inclusion into tertiary institutions for further education. A small allowance/stipend is paid to the development officers to help them primarily in travel expenses.
*This has been the situation from 2002 and one which is neither suitable nor sustainable with the ever increasing interest of schools towards the sport. We need to accredit and increase the number of coaches in order to improve the level of rugby in our schools and fully exploit the interest in the sport countrywide.
*Establishment of CYRC’s and strengthening of clubs will be centered around three (3) pillars; Venue (acquisition, preparation and maintenance), Personnel i.e. Technical support (coaches and referees) and Players
Our senior national team and the 7’s teams attend or compete in tournaments and fixtures drawn by the International Rugby Board (IRB) and/or the Confederation of African Rugby (CAR). Both of these teams lack consistency in winning matches.
*To select the best players from all over the country, we must engage a strong local competition which will offer everyone a fair chance to proceed to the national teams purely on merit. Thus club games, territorial games, regional games and then National Team games should be the natural progression of any player.
The general committee is made up of representatives of clubs, referees and school coordinators inclusive of the executive committee.
All the positions in the union are on voluntary basis.
*For the Union to have a professional and focused approach, technical experts and full time management employees and a proper structure of command are needed to run the plan. This goes hand in hand with a constitution that allows for the changes and progression of the Union.