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ERFU president: We want to raise awareness of rugby

ERFU president: We want to raise awareness of rugby
Egyptian Rugby Football Union president Hossam Saheb spoke to KingFut about the difficulties they face after the establishment of the union, revealing they need financial resources.

Egypt’s Minister of Youth and Sports Khaled Abdel-Aziz officially approved the establishment of the Egyptian Rugby Football Union (ERFU) last April, after the Egyptian Olympic Committee approved the declaration of the new union since the sport is recognised by the International Olympic Committee.

READ: ERFU vice-president: We faced many difficulties at the start

“We are focusing on the Social Media and the youth, who always have their smart-phones in their hands. We want to cooperate with the social media to raise awareness of this sport,” Saheb told KingFut.

“We weren’t organized before the establishment of the union. We are now thinking of organizing an annual club tournament in El-Gouna. We are just looking for someone, who would share this sport and represent us in the media.

“All the other team sports except football and rugby require indoors and huge investments, while the single sports require equipments. All you need is just a field and some balls to play rugby.

“There is a chairman of a Bedouin club that told me they have brought two fitness coaches to play rugby and then surprisingly added that they want a create a women’s team as well. Egypt has the human resources, but all they need are the media and financial resources.

“The Arab Rugby Federation Chairman Qais Abdulla Al Dhalai is a very collaborative person. He is trying his best to get us sponsored by some Emirati companies. We need a budget to get new coaches not equipments,” he added.

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