Sri Lanka Rugby together with World Rugby have commenced several programs in the month of August to further strengthen and develop players, coaches, doctors and others involved in rugby by Conducting Training & Education Programs.
The programs are handled by Master Trainer, Gene Tong - World Rugby Regional Training Manager (Asia). Under these programs several Training and Education programs will be conducted.
The 1st program was the World Rugby Strength and Conditioning Level 2 program, which was conducted from the 8th to 11th August at the Crossfit Fitness Center, Pelawaththa. The Course was conducted for the first time in Sri Lanka.
World Rugby Educators Takahiro Murakami from Japan and Lewis Chua from Singapore conducted the Strength and Conditioning program. They were assisted by Sri Lankan Educators Mothilal Jayathilake and Ananda Kasthuriarachchi.
The 4 days program was very intense and grinding. Both Theory and practical were a part of the training program. 1 female and 18 males undertook the program. Club, school coaches and prominent rugby players were among them.
Sanju Wijethilaka (female), Kapila Munasinghe, Sunimal Mananperi, Duminda Silva, Shanath De Silva, Harsha Fernando, Henry Terance, Gayan Weerarathna, Dilan Soyza, Norton Motha, Kavindu De Costa, Dinesh Kumara, Amantha Perera, Sathya Ranathunga, Rayan Weerakoon, Mangala Udawaththa, USM Arshan, Saliya Hadapangoda and Imran Thalpage were the participants.
The next program is the World Rugby Coaching Seven's - Level - 2, which will be followed by the World Rugby Trainer Course.
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