Kids invited to celebrate Olympic rugby opener

To celebrate rugby being introduced back into the Olympic Games, the men’s and women’s Cayman Rugby 7s squads are inviting kids ages 5-17 to come out to the South Sound Rugby Club at 7:45 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 6, for an hour of games and fun followed by the viewing of the first Olympic rugby game, which will feature Spain and France at 9 a.m.

Kids will be able to spend time with the national side players, who are preparing for the Rugby Americas North Championships in Trinidad in November. The Cayman Rugby Football Union teams enjoy being active in the community and believe that holding this event and similar events in the future will have a positive impact in the lives of the youth on island.

The public is encouraged to join the rugby event, and all kids are encouraged to get into the Olympic spirit by wearing colors of different countries represented in the summer games.

The last time rugby was played in the Summer Olympics was in 1924, when the United States defeated France 17-3 to claim the gold medal.