Work is underway to introduce tag-rugby into the educational programs of schools

Tag Rugby is a fun and exciting form of non-contact rugby for men and women of all ages and abilities. In this game, there are no scrum or throw-in, and tackles are prohibited. The game was first played in England by Nick Leonard in 1991 as a way to bring youth into a game like rugby. Since then, Tag Rugby has grown in popularity and is now played in different countries around the world. Initially, it was only played by young people, but as more and more men and women of all ages and opportunities began to play the game, Tag Rugby is now considered not only a way to involve young players in contact rugby, but also a separate game.

According to the Decree of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan dated October 29, 2019 №PD-4500 “On measures for the development of rugby in the Republic of Uzbekistan”, it is planned for this year to organize in each region of the Republic of Uzbekistan, the Republic of Karakalpakstan and Tashkent city (in each region) the allocation of one school to create a section for rugby (tag- rugby). The Rugby Federation will issue balls and textbooks for schools in order to fully theoretically and practically study this sport. In addition, courses of study training rugby classes will be provided for physical education teachers in schools.

In addition, as we previously reported, the Federation has prepared the publication of World Rugby textbooks in Uzbek (Latin and Cyrillic), including the rules for children’s (under 16) tag rugby.

In addition, following a meeting of the federal educational and methodological association of the Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation on the approval of educational programs, tag-rugby is officially included in the educational process for physical education of schoolchildren in the Russian Federation.

One of the items on the extensive agenda of the aforementioned meeting was the consideration of the issue of including an approximate work program for the subject “Physical culture” (“Tag-rugby” module) for educational organizations that implement educational programs.

Sergei Nechuvilin, director of the Rugby Academy “Center”, spoke about its possibilities for integration into the educational process and other advantages with a report on a new sport for educational institutions – tag-rugby.

According to the results of voting by the members of the FEMA meeting, the Tag-Rugby module was included in the program of educational organizations. Now any physical education teacher can use tag rugby in their lessons.

The Rugby Federation of Uzbekistan plans to support and develop close cooperation with the Rugby Federation of Russia, including through the experience exchange on the introduction of rugby sections into the educational programs of schools.