Rugby union to ensure athletes’ safe return to play

The Philippine Rugby Football Union will work with concerned government agencies to ensure a safe return to play for all its athletes and support role personnel based in the country.

PRFU president Ada Milby, in a statement, said this as parts of the country is now under modified enhanced community quarantine as authorities continued efforts to contain the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

“We are also using this time to review our governance structures and how to adjust our targets as we’re halfway through our current strategic plan,” said Milby.

The rugby chief believes that returning to play is the most critical consideration of the PRFU.

As a top official of Asia Rugby and World Rugby governing bodies, Milby added that she has remained at the forefront of rugby’s mini-revolution when it comes to players’ safety.

“I’m proud to be part of seeing the changes on the player welfare front, updating the high tackle framework to better educate coaches and players on ways to reduce the risk for concussion,” she said.

Milby was the first woman to be appointed to the World Rugby Council in 2017.

She also  serves  on the Regions Committee and Rugby Committee and is a  member of the Asia Rugby EXCO since 2016.

 “It has been exciting and rewarding, seeing girl’s participation numbers on the fields in Asia and across the world rising,” said Milby.

Milby has also  headed the Women Advisory Committee and serves on the Admin and Finance Committee of the PRFU. 

Topics: Philippine Rugby Football Union , Ada Milby , modified enhanced community quarantine
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