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The Trinidad & Tobago Rugby Football Union (TTRFU) in its continued effort to spread the game throughout Trinidad & Tobago, is embarking on a Decentralizing Rugby Programme. This programme will be launched on Saturday, August 17, 2019, at the V.I.P. Lounge, Hasely Crawford Stadium, with a one day Capacity Building Workshop, commencing at 9:00 a.m.

The workshop will comprise of the TTRFU’s nine (9) Youth Development Officers (YDOs), along with the administrative personnel from the three zones that have been set up thus far, East, North & South. Tobago is expected to be included within the next couple of months.

The decentralization of rugby is designed, so that all regions will have some autonomy with regard to the development and administration of the sport, without depending on the central executive. The Central Executive however, will remain the National Governing Body (NGB) for the administration of the sport in the country.

With the game spreading as quickly as it is, the Union decided that it was time to share the responsibility with regional divisions.

Assistant Secretary / Treasurer & Coordinator of Development, Mr. Karl Muckette said that although this is a small step, it is a significant one in the right direction, and it is designed to ensure that the game reaches all sectors and communities in Trinidad & Tobago.

The Plan is also to engage the Ministry of Education and to train as many Physical Education Teachers and Community Groups as possible, in the Union’s quest to nationalize the sport of rugby.

TTRFU’s President, Mr. Colin Peters will make a welcome address, which will be followed up with presentations on Governance, Integration & Alignment and Effective Administration.

Members of the Media are invited to attend this workshop.