GRFU preparing for busy season
The Guyana Rugby Football Union (GRFU), after naming a new Executive Committee last week at their Annual General Meeting (AGM), is preparing for a busy season, both locally and internationally.
Peter Green returned as President and will have Joshua Griffith as his senior Vice President, Elwin Chase as Junior Vice President and Petal Adams returning as Honourary Secretary.
Seyone Heywood (Honourary Treasurer), Ryan Gonsalves (Asst/Sec. Treasurer), Daniel Anderson (PRO), while Committee Members Sabola Gray, Delroy Gordon and Colin Sultan make up the new GRFU Executive Committee.
First on the GRFU’s agenda is conclusion of the GTT sponsored Division-1 15’s tournament on Saturday March 13, which will see the University of Guyana (UG) Wolves tackling the Yamaha Caribs at the National Park Rugby Field.
The UG Wolves sits on the pedestal with 21 points after five matches and Yamaha Caribs trailing second with 16 points from the lot. The top two teams are distantly followed by Pepsi Hornets 11 points from five games and Police in the cellar from equal matches.
Following the conclusion of the GTT tournament, the GRFU will turn its attention to Rugby Americas North’s (RAN) Caribbean Championship, and will commence trials for the upcoming international matches against Barbados (April 23rd) and Jamaica (May 21st) at home before travelling to Trinidad and Tobago for the final game in the Southern Zone in June.
Training sessions are scheduled to be conducted Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays under the watchful eyes of the union appointed coaches Lawrence Adonis, Clinton Clarke, Theodore Henry and Kenneth Grant Stuart.
Also, according to a GRFU release, the National Under-19 Male team will be participating in this year’s RAN Championship in Miami, in July.
The Union is therefore asking all eligible players that are under 19-years old with the dream to represent their country in the sport of Rugby, to register, as well as attend training sessions with Coaches Lawrence Adonis and Troy Yhip.
Female Rugby players will also be returning to the International arena, with the GRFU aiming to participate at the RAN’s 10’s and 7’S tournaments within the Caribbean.