Two players from the National Maples Seven-a-side Rugby Academy, the Cable & Wireless national sevens rugby team and the St. Ignatius rugby program have been named to the last nineteen-member training squad for the West Indies sevens team.
Training for the squad is set to be held in Barbados from 26 February to 1 March, prior to the team’s participation in the Hong Kong Sevens 27-29 March as part of the World Sevens Series.
Josh Clark, now studying at University in England, alongside U20 team-mate Michael Wilson have both been named to the squad and will try and claim their place in the final squad during the camp in Barbados.
Technical Director and National Sevens Coach Richard Adams is delighted with the news.
‘These guys are relatively young in terms of West Indies sevens so they have a few years to make their mark at this level.
‘The fact that they are doing so well is a testament to their hard work and dedication and also to the support of the sponsors Maples and Cable and Wireless and the school program at St. Ignatius.
‘We have worked hard to catch up to the rest of the Caribbean in terms of sevens. In years past we have been a long way off the mark. Now, ranked fourth in the Caribbean, we are developing an excellent set of young players with the aim of taking the honours in the Caribbean championships in November this year.’