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The Trinidad & Tobago Senior Men’s & Women’s National Rugby Sevens Teams are scheduled to depart on July 3 & 4, 2019 respectively, to the Cayman Islands for the 2019 Rugby Americas North (RAN) Sevens Tournament. This tournament also serves as a Qualifier for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan.

The Men are expected to depart on July 3, 2019, at 5:39 a.m. and the Women, on July 4, 2019, at 8:30 a.m.

The National Teams have been hard at work, preparing for this tournament for the past few months. Despite the loss of the Senior Men’s 7s Head Coach, Larry Mendez, to a Coaching Internship in the United States, Interim Coach, Felician Guerra has indicated that the team is hyped and rearing to go for this very important encounter. He indicated that the players have responded well to his methods and are ready to show that all their  preparation was not in vain.

The Senior Women’s 7s Coach, Carlton Felix, in his usual calm manner, said that his charges are ready to show that their second placed finish at the 2018 RAN Sevens Tournament and subsequent qualification for the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima, Peru, was not a fluke and the team intends to go one better and win the tournament this year. He is tremendously confident that they will bring home a qualification.

President of the Trinidad & Tobago Rugby Football Union (TTRFU), Mr. Colin Peters, would like to commend the efforts of the staff at The Sport Company of Trinidad & Tobago (SporTT) and by extension the Ministry of Sport & Youth Affairs for their persistence in ensuring that funds were made available for not just the National Teams’ preparation but also their attendance at this tournament.

Mr. Peters would also like to thank Mr. Brian Lewis, President of the Trinidad & Tobago Olympic Committee (TTOC) and Mr. Leslie Figaro, Immediate Past President of the TTRFU, who have supported every step of the way.

It is important to note that in these difficult financial times, we can still count on the Government of the country to support the National Sporting Organisations (NSOs) in their quest to bring sporting glory to Trinidad & Tobago.

The Trinidad & Tobago Senior Men’s & Women’s Teams traveling to the Cayman Islands are as follows:

TRINIDAD & TOBAGO
SENIOR MEN’S NATIONAL 7s TEAM

TRINIDAD & TOBAGO
SENIOR WOMEN’S NATIONAL 7s TEAM

NIGEL BALLINGTON

APPHIA GLASGOW

SHAKEEL DYTE

FAYOLA JACK

SHAKIR FLEMMING

KWANIEZE JOHN

JAHREEM GEORGE

LEAH KINTIBA

ANTHONY FORDE

MARIKA MENDEZ

CHRISTOPHER HUDSON

AQIYLA O’BRIEN

EMMANUEL JOSEPH

CARLINA PHILLIP

AKEEM LEBEN

KATHLEEN STEPHEN – CAPTAIN

LEON PANTOR – CAPTAIN

BLOSSOM STEWART

JOSHUA SEECHAN

MARIA THOMAS

AGBOOLA SILVERTHORN

KANISHA VINCENT

JONATHAN TAYLOR

CHRISTINE WALCOTT

FELICIAN GUERRA – INTERIM COACH

CARLTON FELIX – COACH

JERRY LEGALL – ASSISTANT COACH

KELSON FIGARO – ASSISTANT COACH

CURTIS NERO – MANAGER

JENILEE LIMADA – MANAGER

JELANI BAPTISTE – PHYSIOTHERAPIST

DALIA JORDAN-BROWN – MEDICAL DOCTOR

 

DEREK ASHBY-WILLIAMS – MASSAGE THERAPIST