Cayman’s rugby is pumping a lot of
resources into its senior sevens programme this year.
Director of Rugby Richard ‘Grizz’
Adams announce two impending national Rugby sevens teams camps to aid the
Cayman Rugby Union in its preparations for the upcoming sevens season and
Both camps will be held in Cayman
at the South Sound ground. The first camp will feature the national sevens
coach of the USA, Al Caravelli who will be in Cayman from 25-27 June for a
three-day training camp.
The second will feature Morgan Williams
the head sevens coach of Rugby Canada who will run a camp 16-18 July.
Both coaches had their respective
national teams ranked in the top 14 countries in the world at the World Sevens
series and will be entering the Commonwealth Games, Pan Am Games and in 2016
the Olympic Games.
The training camps will help Cayman
prepare for the Central American and Caribbean Games in Puerto Rico on July 24-25
and then into the North American and Caribbean Rugby Association games in
Guyana 30-31 July which also double as the Pan Am games 2011 qualifiers for the
The women’s national sevens team
will also benefit in preparation for their NACRA games as will the national Under-17
sevens team who are aiming to compete in the Youth Commonwealth Games in 2011.
There are also plans to expose as
many coaches and referees to the two clinics as possible to maximize the
effects of having two of the world’s leading coaches in Cayman.
Adams said: “I was involved with
Rugby Canada as a coach when Morgan was still playing for the national teams
although I never had an opportunity to work directly with Morgan.
“It was great to finally meet both
Morgan and Al in Buenos Aires, Argentina last year at an International Olympic
Committee coaching seminar on sevens rugby.
The course was very high level with
many coaches and ex-players from around the world so it was a great opportunity
to network with these guys who coach, analyze and break down sevens performances
professionally every day, it really is something to watch and see these guys
work, it is a whole new level of specialization.”