Four Capgemini Women in Rugby Leadership Programme alumni helped to inspire their fellow participants at the recent World Rugby ACTIVATE and Training and Education Superweek in Malaysia.
Earlier this month, the Malaysia Rugby Union (MRU) hosted more than 60 educators, trainers, coaches, match officials and medics in the picturesque setting of the Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (UPSI) for a Superweek with a focus on female courses.
Most of the participants were drawn from across Malaysia, although the locals were joined by Ada Milby, Nahid Biyarjomandi, Karina Soerjanatamihardja and Gorata Kgathi, each of whom are past or present members of the Four Capgemini Women in Rugby Leadership Programme.
“I think they were an inspiration to the participants,” World Rugby Regional Training Consultant Asia, Gene Tong said.
“Especially those on the educator course, which is the first step on the pathway to being part of the workforce. So yeah, they were motivating and inspiring them.”
World Rugby Council member Milby used her time in Malaysia to work towards becoming a master trainer, while Unstoppable Biyarjomandi was beginning her path to become a trainer and Soerjanatamihardja was undertaking the second part of that course.
By the end of the week, three female trainers had been accredited alongside six new educators, while a total of 32 coaches, 16 strength and conditioning coaches, 10 FAIR medics and 15 match officials completed their Level 1 certificate.