When it comes to raising cash for
themselves, Cayman’s national women’s rugby squad always do it like they play –
wholeheartedly and with a lot of commitment.
They are going to play off to Bahamas
to play USA Under-20s, Canada U-20s and Bahamas in the NACRA Championships from
14-22 August. Each player needs to raise $500 and to help defray costs they
have organised a garage sale and dog washing session. The Garage sale is on
Saturday 7 August from 6.30am on South Church Street. It’s the second house on
the left after Memorial Avenue if you’re coming from town before Seaview
apartments. The dog wash is on Sunday 8 August between 2-5pm at the Doghouse,
Grand Harbour. Prices are $10 per dog but extra dirty dogs are $15.
Captain Rowena Lawrence is a
scrum-half. She said: “We are quietly confident that we will come out of this
as the Caribbean Champions of 15s rugby. It will be a tough game against
Bahamas who have worked hard to develop their team over the past 12 months. The
games against the two U-20 teams will be extremely tough and will he a huge
test for our fitness but our experience should pay dividends.
“Our massive strength is that we
play as a team and commit 100 per cent to supporting our team mates both on and
off the pitch. We have huge amounts of talent from a massively diverse group of
players. Our weakness is not knowing when to stop pulverising the opposition!”
“Our form has been good recently.
We were runners up in the 15s Caribbean Championships last year so this year we
are hoping to win. We recently sent a team to play sevens rugby in Guyana,
which, while not as successful on the score boards we would have liked, the
team bonded hugely and the morale of the girls who went was boosted by the
sheer determination of the players never giving up.”