Chivandire gets ZRU post

HARARE - The Zimbabwe Rugby Union (ZRU) yesterday appointed Bright Chivandire to be the union’s Director of Rugby replacing Liam Middleton, who resigned last month.

The former Sables player will start his duties on November 1 in a role he will be expected to establishing a national coaching philosophy and set up a clear strategy for the development of Zimbabwe Rugby’s high performance programme.

He will be tasked with overseeing coach education, up skilling programs for the entire country as well a national community development programs.

The International Rugby Board (IRB) accredited Level three coach and an IRB coach educator automatically takes over as the Convenor of Selectors for the national XV’s, VII’s men’s and women’s teams.

“Chivandire  is no stranger to the rugby fraternity and his credentials are well known; he brings with him a wealth of enthusiasm, experience and qualifications for the role as well as a good understanding of the game in Zimbabwe accredited to his playing, coaching and managing the game at all levels,” ZRU said in a statement last night.

ZRU president John Falkenberg said: “We would to welcome Bright to the ZRU in this role, we are to looking forward to working towards a positive and proactive environment for rugby to be played in Zimbabwe.

“He’s credentials are excellent and having worked with him before, I admire his professionalism and work ethic.”

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