Rugby youth teams to play Canadians

The Cayman Islands National Boys U-16 and U-14 rugby teams will face visiting teams from Canada’s Trinity College School on Friday and Saturday at the Cayman Islands Rugby Club.

The 36 high school boys and several coaches and chaperones – including the school’s headmaster – are in Grand Cayman for four days on a training tour aimed at providing them with game-day experience.

The high school students are being hosted by the families of the 18 Caymanians currently attending Trinity College School, as well as alumni, who have helped provide accommodations and leisure activities for the visitors.

Chelsea Smith, who graduated from the school in Port Hope, Ontario, in 2006, said, “It’s a great opportunity for both our local youth players and the boys from TCS to be exposed to international competition, and an equally great opportunity for the TCS community in Cayman to come together.

“We’re working towards a more supportive local branch and this is just one of a few events planned for alumni this year.”

The Cayman Islands Branch of Trinity College School is led by joint presidents Chelsea Smith, and Christina and David Kirkaldy who are current TCS parents.

The public is invited to cheer on the players.

The U-14 TCS vs. Cayman Islands game will be at 5 p.m. Friday and the U-16 game will be played at 4 p.m. on Saturday. Both games will be played at the Cayman Islands Rugby Club.