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SuperWeek In Sydney

SuperWeek In Sydney
Alan Muir with the participants of the Fiji Rugby Union Scrum programme. Photo: Paulini Ratulailai
May 15
07:29 2015

The Fiji Rugby Union will send a team to the Oceania Rugby Superweek in Sydney next week.

One hundred and two (102) delegates from the 16-member unions of Oceania Rugby descend on Coogee on Monday for the inaugural event.

“There will be 15 delegates attending from the Fiji Rugby Union,” Oceania Rugby administrator Holly Naughton said. Oceania Rugby is one of World Rugby’s regional associations and is responsible for the continued development of the game in the Pacific region. The inaugural Oceania Rugby Superweek will comprise 10 separate workshops and meetings culminating with the AGM of Oceania Rugby on May 22.

The delivery of the Oceania Rugby Superweek is a direct outcome from the recently developed Oceania rugby strategy. It will ensure that key issues relating to the game in the Oceania region are identified and discussed by key administrators, coaches and board members from the 16 Member Unions throughout the region.

The aim is to initiatives that will assist in the continued roll out of targeted development programmes to drive the future growth of rugby in the region.

“One of the priorities of the Oceania rugby strategy is for greater collaboration by all our Member Unions in growing the game of rugby and the Oceania Rugby Superweek is an important milestone in that process” said William Glenwright, World Rugby Regional General Manager, Asia & Oceania.

“Oceania is an important region and one with a membership and management that includes world leaders in all aspects of the game, be it 15s, sevens, high performance structures and mass participation initiatives. The Superweek concept has been designed to ensure all

Member Unions can harness the expertise that exists in this region so that the region can continue to exploit its competitive advantage on the international stage and to ensure every person in Oceania has access to a positive rugby experience,” he added. Oceania Rugby

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