Highlights of Iran Rugby

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Highlights of Iran Rugby

•National Presence
o Rugby is practiced in some form in all provinces in Iran’s 31 provinces.
o 75% of provinces have official Rugby infrastructure such as a committee managing the provinces rugby affairs.
o Dedicated Rugby facilities/stadiums are available in Teheran and Fars provinces.
o There are many committees active at the national level in helping the development of Rugby in Iran. Such examples of such committees are the Youth Committee, Talent Search committee, Coaches Committee, Tag Rugby Committee, and Beach Rugby.
o There is a library of Rugby books at the Iran Rugby Association.
o A newsletter is in circulation for informing its members.
o Students are helped in specializing in Rugby

•Number of Licensed Players
As of 2016, there were:
o 3000 men & 2400 women officially registered rugby players in Iran
o 400+ men & 300+ women rugby coaches in various categories (National, international, youth, etc)

o Iran Rugby regularly attends international competitions of Rugby VII & Rugby IV in Asia for competitive tournaments and rankings.
o Friendly matches are sometimes played outside of Asia against the European teams such as the recent Under 20 teams of women Rugby VII in Berlin, Germany.

•International Representations
o Seat at Asian Rugby International Development Committee (Dr. H. Mirza Agha Baik)
o Vice President of West Asia Rugby (Dr. H. Mirza Agha Baik)
o Member of Asian Ladies Development of Rugby Committee (Ms. Sadaf Mirza Gol)

o 2 Gold (Men Rugby VII)
o 1 Bronze (Men Rugby IV)