August 2, 2021

Cayman Rugby to be active in 2015

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rugby-3The Cayman Rugby Football Union (CRFU) will enjoy a plethora of incoming visiting teams to our shores in 2015 boosting sports tourism within the Island.

The Princeton Flying Tigers return for their third sojourn to Cayman in recent years, on February 13th, playing a round robin tournament against two club select sides at the South Sound Ground on February 14th always a popular day with the ladies.

Next in are Charles Best Secondary School U18 team from British Columbia Canada who arrive March 8th to play a sevens mini tournament on the 10th both men and women and then a game V our U18 fifteens on the 12th with the girls playing sevens, on March 14th a return game V our U18 and the final women’s sevens round

Texas University arrive March 15th for 3 further matches against club select sides and a Cayman select side as our national men are in Atlanta playing USA South that weekend.

Brown University the seventh Ivy league school to visit our shores in the past eight years and who are a returning side arrive March 21st to play three matches against two club select side and our national men’s squad.

Bishop Shanahan School from Pennsylvania return for their fifth trip to Cayman for a pre-season camp and games V our U19 on April 2nd and 4th.

Mexico arrive for Bog Game 5 on April 11th to be played at Truman Bodden stadium for all the details

Seven further teams are expected from the Americas and Europe for the 2nd Annual Halloween sevens tournament October 31st

We have been working hard during the economic downturn to create strong working relationships and opportunities with clubs and provinces in North America as a target region for Rugby and spots tourism. I think this year reflects the slight change in the Global economic outlook and clubs and teams are starting to travel again to play Rugby.

We have spent a lot of time on projects like Cayman Rugby TV where we stream live footage of the games we play here and of course the beautiful Island as a tour destination, we have also invested heavily in our IT and social media platforms to keep our members and friends well informed of what is happening with Rugby on the Island. All of this , the Islands beauty , culture and entertainment and the fact that we work hard to make sure we remain a number 1 destination seem to be paying off!

WHAT: Youth Commonwealth Games – Samoa. U18 sevens team try outs

WHERE: Sunday Feb 8th at the Rugby Club 10am.

CRITERIA – Must hold Caymanian Passport or have a status stamp. Be born in 1997 or 1998 to be eligible. Available for travel from September 1st 2015 to September 15th 2015 inclusive.

Trials will consist of speed, agility, jump and co – ordination testing, some video of Rugby sevens and a presentation on the Youth Commonwealth games and our preparation towards the September event.

Contact Justin.[email protected] to register your interest.

Our U10 to U16 teams compete anually in the Freeport Youth Tournament in Freeport Bahamas during April. Players are selected from the Maples and Calder Academies.


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