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TWENTY teachers are under-going the refereeing and coaching courses organised by the Zambia Rugby Union (ZRU) in partnership with Bhubesi Pride Foundation.

This is in a bid to improve the standards of the game at grassroots level.

The four day programme which started on Tuesday at Green Eagles Rugby Club in Kabwe has attracted teachers from three secondary schools, five primary schools and seven private schools including three orphanages.

Event organizer and Get Into Rugby Zambia Project manager Tom Chaloba expressed happiness with the response from the community.

“Our game has been on an upward trend in terms of growth and publicity, this can be attributed to the good working relationship with line personnel such as Ministry of Education, Ministry of Youth and Sports and the hard working media personalities from radio, television and print outlets, “ he said.

He implored people willing to get involved in rugby to contact the zru for guidance and direction on setting up structures.

“The Zambia Rugby Union has made a deliberate strategy of growing the game by empowering people who are working with the grassroots such as teachers and community volunteers. To this effect, we want to salute all our rugby volunteers for their dedication and passion beyond the call of duty, our success is incomplete without the volunteers,” he said.

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