Tell us about yourself.
– In 1998, after graduating from secondary school No. 13 in the Uzbekistan region in the Fergana region, I entered the budget department at the Fergana State University, Faculty of Physical Education.
– From a young age to rugby, I was engaged in belt wrestling and became a master of sports.
– At the Universiade-2002 in the Bukhara region, I took the honorable 2nd place.
– In addition, I won the championship of Uzbekistan and international tournaments 3 times.
– Also among my students there were 10 world champions and 15 Asian champions.
– I started playing rugby in 2015, at that time this sport began to actively develop in Uzbekistan.
– This sport was close to my previous sport and I decided to switch to rugby.
– My main goal of why I moved to rugby was to contribute and develop rugby world champions.
– My rugby coach was Nabiev Rustam Shukurovich, he made a very big contribution to the development of rugby in the Fergana region.
How long have you been working as a coach?
– I was 35 years old when I started playing rugby. I learned a lot at various seminars and from masters of sports from abroad, and began to delve more and more into this sport.
– I have been a belt wrestling coach for 12 years, and I have been a rugby coach for 7 years.
– Then I got a coaching certificate and a rugby license and became a coach myself.
– I hold two positions, I am the head coach of the Fergana region rugby team, and I am also the executive director of the Rugby Federation in the Fergana region.
How many people do you train in total? And how many of them are boys and how many of them are girls?
– I mainly train youth and adult women’s teams. I prepare teams for international competitions.
– Currently, I train more than 100 young athletes. Of these, about 30 girls.
– The age category of my athletes that I train is from 11 to 20 years and older.
What training methods do you useathletes in preparing them for tournaments and championships?
– Before preparing for competitions, I emphasize training more on the development of technical, tactical and physical qualities.
– When there is little time left before the competition, we organize friendly matches and prepare athletes for tournaments in order to form more match practice.
– I train for athletes for 2-3 hours every day.
Where do the athletes of your team come from?
– Athletes come to us from various educational institutions such as: schools, colleges, universities.
– We also have young athletes from 8 to 10 years old.
What difficulties arise at work?
–Each athlete has to take an individual approach depending on their character. But it’s not always easy to please everyone.
Thank you very much for the interview.
Press Secretary of the Rugby Federation of Uzbekistan M. Abdumalikova