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Cayman women ready for new rugby season

10670013_839808322707999_8187523625147489443_nFrom CRFU

The Women’s National Rugby 7s team has hit the ground running for the new season, literally. The addition of new coaches Henry Warnock-Smith and Cayman Rugby S&C coach Dave Clancy has seen the ladies put through their paces with an intensive block of training which has seen dramatic improvements thus far.

The Cayman Women’s team is seen as the flagship program for this coming season with upcoming tournaments both domestically and abroad. Firstly there is the Elite Marble & Granite Women’s 7’s domestic league, featuring the Spring league champion OMNI Sharks, the Kirk Freeport All Diamonds and the John Doak Architecture Lady Iguanas.

That then leads into the Halloween Women’s 7’s, International Invitational at Truman Bodden, which will see Cayman’s best test themselves against international competition from the states and also Europe. All of this is building up to the two major competitions of this calendar year in the form of the CAC Games in Vera Cruz, Mexico followed by the NACRA 7’s championships in Mexico City. 2015 starts off with a trip to the Las Vegas international invitational, one of the highest level of competitions outside of the World Series which will kick of the preparation for the ultimate goal, the Olympic qualifiers in the US in June.

The future looks incredibly bright for Cayman Women’s rugby, both through the progress being made in training and the influx of new faces crossing over from other sports like football, flag football, netball, track, boxing and basketball. Many of which have the core skills required to be a rugby player and along with athletic ability and some additional coaching have taken to rugby exceptionally well.

With the women’s league starting next month, Cayman rugby are encouraging anyone who is interested to come to training on Monday and Wednesday nights at Cayman Rugby Club at 5:30pm and see what it is all about.

There will be an introduction to rugby boot camp held on Sunday the 12th of October where the current coaches and players will be running any new players through the basics of the games and recruiting players for the domestic league and potentially the national team for years to come.

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