In the latest report released by Asia Rugby, Sri Lanka is ranked among the top 10 countries in the world under the theme -'Get into Rugby' for participation numbers up to 28 February 2019.
Get into rugby is about the introduction to the game, learning what rugby is all about for both boys and girls.
Asia Rugby is on top with 104,000 participants from 32 countries (25 active rugby unions) in the report released. Rugby Europe is in 2nd place and Sudamerica Rugby in 3rd place for participation numbers.
Sri Lanka, who is placed 3rd behind South Africa and India, has gone beyond boundaries to promote the game in recent months. South Africa has reported 42,612, India 18,815, and Sri Lanka 16,098 participants.
Six Asia Rugby unions are among the top 10 in the world. 39 % girls' participation has been reached. 8 Asia Rugby unions are among the top 20 globally. 45 % of all reported participants globally are from Asia Rugby Unions, as per the report. This shows tremendous development in Asia Rugby.
Over the last 2 months, Sri Lanka Rugby joined hands with MTV / MBC Network to introduce, promote and develop rugby at the grass root level, starting from Schools at all districts and provinces around the country. The venture is a part of the 'Platinum Awards', an award bestowed to distinguished individuals involved with sports in Sri Lanka, who have performed well for the country at local and international level.
The campaign was very successful, with Sri Lanka rugby been able to reach all corners of the country to introduce the - Get into Rugby campaign.
Sri Lanka is looking forward to do more of these 'get into rugby' programs in the future, to develop and promote rugby around the country, with the aim of taking the game to higher standards.
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