Pakistan Rugby Union

Pakistan Rugby Union

Rugby Football Union
Association crest
Sport Rugby union
Founded 2000
IRB affiliation 2003
ARFU affiliation 2000
Patron Lt.Gen Agha Jehangir
President Fawzi Khawaja
Men's coach Rizwan Malik

The Pakistan Rugby Union (PRU) is the rugby union governing body in Pakistan. Among the Union's chief activities are conferences, organising international matches, and educating and training players and officials. It is also in charge of the national team.

The Pakistan Rugby Union was formally established in 2000 and gained membership with the Asian Rugby Football Union in 2000. In 2003, Pakistan fielded a national team for the first time, participating in the Provincial Tournament in Sri Lanka and there played the Indian National side as well. Pakistan Rugby Union then became an associate member of the IRB (International Rugby Board) in November 2003.

Rugby has now been introduced at the Provincial and District level by the Pakistan Rugby Union. Schools have also been targeted for Rugby to be introduced at the grass root level.

Members

The four provinces:

  • Balochistan Rugby Association
  • Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Rugby Association
  • Punjab Rugby Association
  • Sindh Rugby Association

The two territories:

  • FATA Rugby Association
  • Islamabad Rugby Association

National departments:

  • Higher Education Commission (HEC)
  • Pakistan Army
  • Pakistan Navy
  • Pakistan Police
  • Pakistan Railways
  • Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA)

See also

External links

  • Official Website
  • Pakistan on IRB.com
  • Pakistan on rugbydata.com