Vanuatu women’s rugby team. Photo from VRU

Vanuatu Rugby has made plans to not only strengthen women’s rugby in terms of competition but also get more women involved in leading roles in the operation of the federation this year.

VRU confirmed in a statement to the Daily Post ; “2023 will be a busy year for VRFU as we plan to roll out their major development program, strengthen the women’s Rugby Competition, and get women into leading roles in Rugby.

“Starting at Governance Level, to the Technical Department and Development Department of VRFU.”

This year VRU is also looking at conducting more trainings and education programs.

It is understood they federation will be hosting Strength and Condition course level 1 and Coaching Level 1 course to be conducted by Oceania Rugby.

“VRU is also focusing on more training and education programs this year, Developing and Growing VRFU’s Commercial Program for the next five to 10 years.

“2022 was an exciting year given the challenges faced. Rugby Union is getting back some momentum in its development path which was evident in the highlights the federation achieved in 2022.”

This year VRU are focusing on local Competitions, Youth Championships 7s for Boys and Girls, Adult Competitions — 7s Championships, 15’s Championships, Independence Cup, Business Houses Tag, and Beach Rugby Competition.