Hong Kong, China, January 7, 2021: Asia Rugby has announced that Mahfizul Islam has joined Asia Rugby as development consultant for South Asia. He began his new post on January 1.
Working together with the Asia Rugby Development team, Mahfizul Islam will support development in the South Asian unions - Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka - as well as supporting the expansion of rugby in the sub-region.
Previously, Mahfizul Islam was CEO of Bangladesh Rugby and, during his tenure, he supported the exponential growth of the game across Bangladesh.
Mahfizul is a World Rugby Educator and has already been active in supporting online courses across Asia.
Mahfizul said: “It would be my pleasure working to support all the unions in South Asia.”
Mousum Ali, General Secretary of Bangladesh Rugby, said: “We are proud of him. We believe his presence in the sub-region will help rugby to grow in quantity and quality.”
Asia Rugby CEO Johny Stavrinou added: “We are pleased to have Mahfizul on board. His appointment lies solidly within the Asia Rugby Strategic Plan that focuses on growth within the five sub-regions of Asia Rugby.”