New rugby retraining center was established
Within the frames of "Cartu Fund Rugby Programme" rugby retraining center was established in Martkopi - Prime Minister of Georgia Giorgi Kvirikashvili attended the opening ceremony of the sixteenth rugby facility countrywide.
Giorgi Kvirikashvili congratulated rugby players on opening the new center and hoped that the young people would direct their energy into correct path and engage in sport activities and a healthy life style. Prime Minister thanked Cartu Fund for the implemented projects that spent 100 million GEL on construction of the sports facilities.
"As of today, 16 rugby facilities are established across the country, including those in Tbilisi, Kutaisi, Rustavi, Batumi, Poti, Gori and Aspindza. Cartu Fund has allocated around 100 million GEL to create this important infrastructure, without which speaking of any kind of success would have been completely unrealistic. International Rugby Board (the IRB) awarded Mr. Bidzina Ivanishvili with a special prize for his contribution to the development of rugby in Georgia. It is particularly astonishing that respective efforts have borne relevant fruit. We have heard many times that rugby is a game of braves and this is true. 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.
According to the Prime Minister, rugby development programme continues and stadiums and rugby bases will be built in other cities as well. According to him, unity of famous senior rugby players and younger generations as well as state support and power of charity is a prerequisite of success.
"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.