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New Rugby Retraining Center Established in Georgia

Within the frames of “Cartu Fund Rugby Programme” rugby retraining center was established in Martkopi, the sixteenth rugby facility countrywide.

“As of today, 16 rugby facilities are established across the country, including those in Tbilisi, Kutaisi, Rustavi, Batumi, Poti, Gori and Aspindza. Rugby is a demonstration and an example of teamwork, mutual support and encouragement. For Georgians this is particularly significant, since this game serves as a reminder of the fact that if we join our efforts, any success and victory will become completely attainable,” – Giorgi Kvirikashvili noted in his speech.

“Cartu Fund development Programme” aims at popularization of sports and a healthy life-style among the young people. The programme envisages construction, equipment and support of modern sport complexes in various towns of Georgia, to ensure that youngsters across the country are able to train and increase their qualification.

Martkopi rugby retraining center is a complex constructed using the modern technologies that joins: natural and artificial grass courts with lighting and irrigation system, tribune with a capacity of 724 seats, showers, gym, conference room; as well as 64-suite hotel with a complete infrastructure and solar-system.

“Cartu Fund Rugby Programme” includes 16 rugby complexes, most of which are finalized and operating. At this stage 100 million GEL is spent on implementation of the project and arranging rugby infrastructure and complex funding Georgian national team.