• Year founded – 1928
• Year joined World Rugby – 1992
• National Colours – Red/White/Black
• Part-Time Staff – 12 Youth Development Officers & 22 National Teams’ Technical Committee members
• Number of Clubs & Affiliate Bodies – 17 (14 Clubs, 3 Affiliate Bodies)
To be the premier rugby nation in the region by excellence in every aspect of the game -performance/development and capacity building
The TTRFU vision is guided by the understanding that:
• The TTRFU has a social contract with each and every citizen of Trinidad & Tobago.
• Rugby thrives on participation and is essential at the grassroots level of school and club rugby.
• Ongoing promotion of the game throughout the country will increase the game’s popularity
To promote, foster and govern rugby in Trinidad & Tobago for the benefit of all.
“Accept no limits”
• Trinidad and Tobago has participated in every Caribbean Championship since inception in 1966 and has won the Caribbean Championship on nine occasions, the last time in 2015. The National 7s Rugby Team qualified for the Commonwealth Games in 1998, 2002 and 2014. The Senior Men’s Team are currently ranked 55 in the world.
• T&T Men’s U19 Rugby Team qualified for the IRB/FIRA U19 World Championship in 2002 and the Commonwealth Youth Games 7’s in 2011. Has been runner’s up in 2012, 2013 and third place finishers in 2015, 2016 and 2017 in the Rugby Americas North (RAN) Championship.
• Our Senior Women’s National Team has been Caribbean Champions since 2008 in the 15’s version of the game and has been a powerful force in the 7’s version of the game being the champions in 2011, 2012, 2013 and runner’s up in 2014, 2015 and 2016.
• Placed third in 2016 and won in 2017 in the 10’s version of the game at the RAN Championship.
• Trinidad and Tobago possesses a vast pool of natural athletes
• The “social development” benefit of the game can be a tool for personal development.
• SCHOLARSHIPS – UK and USA
• Rugby is a sport that can be played by anyone
• Being able to represent your country internationally
• To strengthen the development of rugby at school, age grade and community level
• To establish a talent identification and an elite players program in the form of a National Academy.
• To promote the game to new and wider audiences and implement policies which will maximize the commercial value of the game
OUTCOME GOALS/CRITICAL SUCCESS FACTORS
• Spread the game of rugby to rural communities through the Rural Development Programme.
• Maintain the Schools Inclusion Programme geared at promoting rugby in schools and community level.
• Support the Schools Rugby Union in mounting both developmental and competitive rugby in schools at both U14 and U17 levels nationwide, developing regional leagues. TOP TWO TEAMS IN REGIONS TO COMPLETE NATIONALLY.
• Continue capacity development and promote a National spread of the game.