U19 rugby girls get set for another international test

The Prosperity Capital Management Limited Cayman Islands U19 girls’ rugby team is finetuning preparation for the Las Vegas Invitational 7s, the tournament in which they won the shield competition in 2018.

The 2018 tournament was the group’s first opportunity for competitive matches and proved to be a key stepping stone in the team’s development. Many of the squad who travelled last year have been retained in this year’s select squad and their experience from the previous tournament will be vital.

The travelling team consists of Ria Plunkett, Ella Plunkett, Pippa Parker, Tya Bovell, Katherine Erksine, Skylar Smith, Mya Heiss, Molly Kehoe, Sami Galvin, Jasmine Line and Kaylee Scott. Ellie Stabler will miss out on the competition due to injury after being selected in the initial travelling squad.

The team departs for the Vegas tourney on Wednesday 27 February and have set their eyes on a better finish this year.

The team enters this tournament with new sponsors on board who have been key to allowing the team to return to this prestigious tournament.

“We are proud to support the development of girls rugby in Cayman. Women’s rugby is growing globally and attracting both new players and supporters a highlight being the women’s 7s at the last Olympics, the final featuring play that matches the excitement and level seen in men’s rugby,” said Ben McDonald of Prosperity Capital Management.

“Some of the best players in our younger age groups are girls, this fills a gap for them and will provide a clear pathway for the club to offer girls the same opportunity as the boys,” he added.

Officials at Cayman Rugby Football Union thanked Prosperity Capital Management Limited and Core Construction for their support of the girls’ programme.

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