Welcome Mostafa – At this end of 2015, Rugby Africa’s family welcome a new friend. Mostafa Jelti, our new Regional Development Officer will be appointed on a full-time position the 1st January 1st, 2016. He will be in charge of the Northern countries of the continent : Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Morocco, Mauritania, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Algeria.
As his three team-mates, Charles Yapo, Erick Situma and Berthin Rafalimanana, Mostafa will take care of the implementation of Get Into Rugby, the development of women’s rugby, the assistance to non World Rugby union. Moreover, he will be involved in the organization and follow up of the Rugby Africa competitions.
A role that fully suit with Mostafa background and competencies. Born in Oujda, in the North of Morocco, on the Algerian border, he gave a lot of time to rugby. At the beginning, he was a physical education teacher, and quickly became a professor at Mohamed Premier University, the biggest in his city. At the same time, Mostafa devotes himself to his passion for rugby ; 15 years as a player, in junior, in senior then as a captain of the Morocco National team. He will then be a coach and later the National Technical Director of the Moroccan Rugby Union. In 1990, while FIRA (International Federation of amateur rugby) included current Rugby Europe and Rugby Africa, Mostafa will be appointed as a rugby expert.
Today retired, he is still in touch with many activities within the university and this new position with Rugby Africa is a great opportunity to share his background, his competencies with the North Africa unions.
Mostafa’s first Africa workforce meeting in Casablanca gave him the opportunity to share informations and experiences with all the team and more specifically with the three RDO’s already working for the regional association.
The group is now complete with the arrival the first of January of the two Regional Training Manager who will be appointed by Rugby Africa and not anymore by World Rugby as it was the case.
Big family, huge motivation, it is a perfect time for Mostafa to join Rugby Africa and we all wish him: “good luck and have a good trip !”