PRUI West Java successfully held series of Get Into Rugby (GIR) program on March 3 – 7, 2020. There were Eight (8) students from Ryutzu Keizai University (RKU) who was helping the program and manage to reach the total number of 482 participants during the 5 days trip.
This is the second visit from the RKU students in the past two years. Last year they also came to support the growth of Rugby in West Java. The GIR program is an international program, initiated by World Rugby that aims to introduce rugby among students.
This time the program visited STKIP Pasundan Cimahi, SMAN 10 Bandung, and SMK 45 Lembang. Witnessing the enthusiasm from the students during the program, the principal of the school promised to facilitate the students and make it as an extracurricular activity for the students as long as they can keep motivated.
Meita as GIR Coordinator for West Java was ecstatic about GIR program and believe that they can develop Rugby into a popular sport in West Java. “We already have committees in 15 out of 27 cities/regencies in West Java. Previously we had organized training for GIR trainers and each regency / city sent two (2) participants. They are all now ready to promote Rugby in their regency. ” Meita explained.