U18 girls’ rugby making strides

A year after being introduced by the Cayman Rugby Football Union (CRFU), the U18 Girls is showing great promise. In addition to plans to compete in local leagues, the girls are set to compete in an overseas tournament in February.

“Rugby is the fastest growing team sport in the USA, has recently been added as an Olympic sport and the Cayman girls are showing us why,” stated a released from the CRFU.

“The commitment and drive of the girls has developed into a strong squad who were able to compete during the clubs’ sevens window. The skills, pace and sheer enjoyment shone and was highly welcomed at the club.”

Among the plans to develop their skills will be attending an international tournament next month. At the Las Vegas Sevens at the end of February, Cayman’s teenagers will take on some of the best high school teams in the United States.

Pippa Parker taking the ball into contact.

The Cayman Rugby Football Union and coaching team of Katy Bayles, Lisa Kemp and Laura Willighan are actively seeking new members to enhance the girls programme. They say if f you want to play, they have a position for you. Current members include athletes from football, track and field, swimming, and even some who have never played a team sport.

Interested girls should be aged 14-18 years. Training is at 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. on a Wednesday afternoon and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.  all at South Sound Rugby pitch.

For further information, Contact Edward Westin (Youth Development Officer) at edward.westin@caymanrugby.com.


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