“Aiming for an advanced country-type club.” (Choi Yoon, owner of OK Rugby Team)
“Work and exercise, now I’ve adapted.” (Han Gu-min, OK Rugby Team captain)
OK Financial Group was held on the morning of the 20th at the ENA Suite Hotel Convention Hall in Seoul. He held an inauguration ceremony for the ‘Tsman Rugby Team’ and revealed his aspirations to open a new version of Korean business rugby.
The OK rugby team, led by Korean-Japanese head coach Oh Young-gil and coaches Nam Chang-soo and Andre Jin, consists of 32 players. Excluding 4 foreign players, 3 from South Africa and 1 from Japan, 28 domestic players work as employees of OK Financial Group.
Owner Choi Yoon said on the day, “There are around 1,000 registered rugby players in Korea, and fewer than 100 players are active on the unemployment team. The establishment of this rugby team will be an opportunity to bring a new wind to rugby in Korea.” He also said, “Domestic players are employees of our company. I exercise while working. The goal of our rugby team is to aim for an advanced club.”
Actual players go to work as employees of OK Financial Group, do their jobs, and train in the evenings and on weekends. There are cases of field training to participate in competitions, but the basic format is a form of work and exercise at the same time스포츠토토.
Han Gu-min, captain of the OK rugby team, said, “It was difficult to train at night after work. But now I’m used to it. When I train in the evening, I see the ball faster, which is fun.” Regarding his work, he said, “I do loan reviews before loans and debt collection after loans.” An official from OK Financial Group said, “We are thinking about the areas of work that can be done while enjoying the fun of the players. When I retire, I only look at work,” he explained.
The OK rugby team competes for the championship with KEPCO, Hyundai Glovis, and POSCO E&C at the 2023 Korea Super Rugby League, which opens on the 25th at Songhwa Rugby Stadium in Gyeongsan, North Gyeongsang Province.
He led the rugby team at Chosun High School in Osaka, Japan, and first coach Oh Young-gil, the protagonist of the documentary film ‘600,000 Tries’, also expressed his determination. He, who served as the coach of the Korean national rugby team, said, “When players grow up, they can fight well with any team. It is a team on the way to development, but no one knows the outcome of the match. I will take on the challenge,” he stressed. He also said, “I heard that middle and high school players look at our players and say, ‘I want to play for this team too’. For rugby in Korea, we will interact with middle and high school students and local clubs while guiding them.”On the other hand, at the 2023 Korea Super Rugby League Media Day held after the founding ceremony on this day, the command tower and captain of each team pledged to do well. In the first round of the Korea Super Rugby League (March 25-April 8), 4 general teams and 3 university teams (Korea University, Yonsei University, and Kyunghee University) will participate. The second league will be held in May after a break. This year, 7 foreign players will play in 3 unemployed teams, excluding KEPCO, and the ticket charge policy will be maintained.