The Get Into Rugby (GIR) program is a campaign to get as many Ugandans as possible playing rugby country-wide. The program started in 2013 and is targeting all ages with the different versions of the game. For example; tag-rugby starting with those under 7 years of age and older, or touch-rugby for those retiring from competitive rugby.
2012 - IRB NOW WORLD RUGBY DEVELOPED CONCEPT - TRY - PLAY - STAY
2013 - CONCEPT INTrODUCED TO URU AT WORKSHOP BY ERIC SITUMA - RUGBY AFRICA DEVELOPMENT OFFICER
2013 - DRY RUN CONDUCTED AT GAYAZA PRIMARY SCHOOL WITH 100 KIDS IN ATTENDANCE - 5 TEACHERS INVOLVED
2013 - 2015 GIR INTRODUCED TO PRIMARY SCHOOLS IN FIVE REGIONS USING THE CENTER SYSTEM - CLOSE TO 10,000 KIDS ARE INVOLVED
2013 - 2015 ALL URU CLUBS EMBRACED THE GIR CONCEPT AND FULLY IN SUPPORT OF THE PROGRAM
2016 - 2017 URU IS TO INTRODUCE THE PROGRAM TO NEW CENTERS AND STRENGTHENING THE EXISTING ONES
2016 - 2017 LOOKS TO BE EXCITING YEARS FOR THE PROGRAM - LET SUPPORT IT.