Manila, Philippines – Philippine Rugby’s lead Medical Trainer, Steph Yee, was recently appointed as Asia Rugby’s Medical Committee (MedCom) Secretary. Yee was given the opportunity to represent the country in the medical field after being nominated by his mentors from the Asia Rugby region. Yee received the notice that he was selected for the role two weeks after his interview with Japan Rugby Union CMO and Chair for the MedCom, Dr. Matsuo Yamada. He expressed his excitement about this new opportunity, and how big the changes and transition were in terms of being updated with what the Asia Rugby MedCom was currently doing.
In the Asia Rugby MedCom, Yee’s role is to help create programs and pathways on how Rugby could become a safer and more enjoyable sport for everyone in Asia. He also shared that “[Yes, this role is a significant opportunity for Philippine Rugby] because it [allows us] to link with other people who have already started processing the protocols [and programs] that Asia Rugby and World Rugby wants to implement.” Yee personally wishes that everything he gains from this new role can soon be adapted in the Philippine scene in time, as Rugby is a growing sport in the country. Like a dream come true, he also wishes the newbies in the Rugby industry to just keep on going, and gain as much experience and knowledge as possible, especially during Training and Education (T&E) courses. As part of the PRFU Training & Education (T&E) team for more than 8 years now, and part of T&E workforce of Asia Rugby and World Rugby as well, Yee shares how each session brings new knowledge and ideas, even for experienced individuals.
The Philippine Rugby Football Union congratulates Steph Yee for this milestone and we thank you for all your contributions to the country and the region throughout the years!
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