RETURN TO RUGBY – Webinar for Resuming Rugby under COVID-19
- 20th Feb., 2021
- Japan (Online)
- Japan Sport Council
Japan Rugby Football Union (JRFU)
- Jordan Rugby Union
Asia Rugby member unions
- Asia Rugby
Jordan Rugby Union
India Rugby Union
Thai Rugby Union
- 34 participants from 15 countries
(54 people including Japanese participants)
On February 20th, when the top league started, we organized a webinar where rugby players from Asian countries exchanged opinions on resuming practice and the challenges they faced. Japanese rugby officials shared information on the development of women's youth national teams and rugby promotion activities in local clubs.
See below for the Japanese version.
The video is available on the official YouTube channel JAPAN RUGBY TV of the Japan Rugby Football Union.
【Japan Rugby overseas co-operation & challenges under Covid-19 crisis】
Feedback from Participant :
Comments from Mr. Mohammad Obeid, Jordan Rugby Association:
I realized once again that countries with different cultures can come together online for rugby and work together to do their best during COVID-19 crisis. I think it was a good learning opportunity for the viewers. Comments from Mr. Nasser Hussain, Indian Rugby Association:
We were able to share the challenges under COVID-19 and the process for resuming rugby. Panelists from Japan, Jordan, Thailand, and India participated, and it was a wonderful content that summarized Japan's international contributions such as Sport for Tomorrow.
Comments from Mr. Nattapol Hemyoo, Thai Rugby Association:
Japan Rugby is a leader of Asian rugby, and many questions about the spread and development of rugby were received from Asian countries. We look forward to the continued support for the Asia Rugby family in the future.
Comments from Mr. Benjamin van Rooyen, Asia Rugby:
Asia Rugby and its affiliates are very grateful for the continued support of Japan Rugby. I look forward to working with Japanese rugby in the future.