Physical Fitness of Rugby Umpires Based on Prudential Fitnessgram®

  •  Mohd Taib Harun    
  •  Junaidy Mohamad Hashim    
  •  Norlena Salamuddin    


The aim of this study is to assess health related physical fitness of rugby umpires. Besides that, this study also aims to see whether there is any differences based on the health related components of physical fitness according to age group. The samples of this study were 39 umpires who were involved in a tournament, aged between 20 to 45 years. Test battery used in this study is Prudential FITNESSGRAM® by Cooper Institute for Aerobic Research (1992) which includes PACER 20 meter Multistage run, push up, curl up, trunk lift and body mass index (BMI). Data analysis showed that there is significant difference on the different components of health related physical fitness for the different age groups. The results of this study can be used by the Technical Committee of Rugby Tournaments in Malaysia to ensure that umpires involved in any tournaments has excellent fitness level to avoid from making judgmental decision which may cause tense situation among players, coaches and management. The results of this study is hope to convince all umpires on the importance of good physical fitness as it will positively affect the level of umpiring to be more effective and of high quality.

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