The Trinidad & Tobago Rugby Football Union (TTRFU) will be hosting the first of five Male and Female Under 18 Rugby Festivals on Sunday, July 29, 2018, at the Hasely Crawford Stadium, commencing at 12:00 noon.
This festival is in keeping with the TTRFU’s Youth Development thrust, to continue with the development of young boys and girls, as well as the growth of the game. All Clubs featuring an Under 18 Male and / or Female Rugby Team are expected to be in participation.
The TTRFU is embarking on decentralized activity throughout the country. The aim is to have four (4) zones of rugby with twenty-two (22) clubs in Trinidad & Tobago (6 in the North, 6 in the East, 6 in the South and 4 in Tobago). Since February 2018, the Youth Development Officers (YDOs) have been working in their respective zones and this U18 Festival is a means of featuring the work done by them.
The Youth Development Programme is geared towards the strengthening of the Rugby Clubs in the country which will further enhance our National Teams and allow Trinidad and Tobago to be a dominant force within the region.
The Union is in constant discussion with the Trinidad & Tobago Schools Rugby Football Union (TTSRFU) and as the parent body for rugby, intends to reopen discussions with the Ministry of Education to assist with that access to schools in the above mentioned regions ensuring the National spread of the game.
President, Mr. Colin Peters, says that the TTRFU also intends to engage the Ministry of Community Development and the Ministry of National Security for access to communities and police youth clubs in the various zones.
Members of the media, the rugby fraternity and the public are invited to come out and support the youths at the TTRFU’s Male & Female Under 18 Festival at the National Stadium on Sunday.
Rugby is the sport of the future.