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Rugby population decline "feeling to bring up young people" Director-General of Sports Agency | NHK News

2019-09-03T14:41:01.393Z

Before the opening of the Rugby World Cup Japan tournament, Secretary of the Sports Agency inspected the spread activities of rugby and “proactively nurture young people…


Rugby population decline "feeling to bring up young people" Sports Agency Secretary September 3, 23:36

Before the opening of the Rugby World Cup Japan tournament, Secretary of the Sports Agency's Secretary Suzuki inspected the activities to spread rugby and said, “A positive feeling to nurture young people is also necessary” I felt a sense of crisis about what was going on.

The first Asian Rugby World Cup Japan tournament will open on the 20th of this month, with players from 20 countries and regions playing the world's best.

Under these circumstances, Secretary of the Sports Agency, Suzuki, visited Hino City, Tokyo to promote dissemination activities for teaching rugby to junior high school students using after school.

According to the Japan Rugby Association, the domestic competition population peaked at around 166,000 in 1994, and dropped to about 95,000 as of March. While the opening of the World Cup, where the world gathers, is approaching, it has become a major issue how to spread the competition to the younger generation.

Mr. Suzuki, who responded to the interview after the inspection, said, “We have a sense of crisis for a long time. The association also needs a positive feeling to nurture young people, and we also provide a good place for activities. I have to think about it. "

On top of that, “This is a good opportunity, so I want to leave it as a legacy of a big competition. I want to expect because I think the association's executives are new and future-oriented,” and further efforts to spread the competition Recognized that it was important.

Source: nhk

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