The Trinidad & Tobago Rugby Football Union (TTRFU) joins the family of Gavin “Dundee” Clark in mourning his passing.
Gavin, a Quantity Surveyor of Dundee, Scotland, came to work in Trinidad & Tobago in 1962. Being from Scotland, he immediately got involved in local rugby, where he joined the Caribs Rugby Football Club, and he went on to represent the Trinidad & Tobago National Rugby Teams on numerous occasions.
Gavin was a founding member of the Trinidad Enthusiasts Rugby Football Club in 1968. He also organised the Club’s overseas rugby tours to Canada, Cuba, Europe, South America, the United Kingdom and the United Sates of America.
In the off season, he organised off season games between visiting British and French Naval Ships. He also wrote articles in the local newspapers and insured that all rugby related results were promptly reported.
Gavin was also one of the founders and developer of the Caribs RFC Clubhouse at Zoo Road, Port-of-Spain in 1984, after hammering out a deal with the Girl Guides Association of Trinidad & Tobago to repair and modernize their premises. He was the driving force behind the LIAT Caribbean Rugby 7s Tournament, which was first played in 1987 and ran for 22 years.
He served as President of the TTRFU for the period 1974 to 1976 and 1997 to 1998 and was President of Caribs RFU from 1982 to 1984.
Gavin was a patriot, because after all these accomplishments, he was an ultimate cheerleader to Trinidad & Tobago Rugby and an avid supporter of the National Teams.
A Memorial Service was held for Gavin at St. Ann’s Memorial Church on Sunday, January 20, 2019.
Rest in peace Dundee.