Cayman to face Mexico in Big Game 8 rugby match

Cayman National Rugby team coach Garry Southway, third from left, shakes hands with Health City CEO and Medical Director Dr. Chandy Abraham after signing on as sponsors. Coach Jovan Bowles and player Edward Westin, left with Abdull Patterson on the right. - Photo: Jewel Levy

At a press event last week for the Health City Cayman Big Game 8 match between Cayman and Mexico, coaches Garry Southway and Jovan Bowles introduced the Cayman side.

The match will take place June 17 at the Truman Bodden sports complex. It is part of the Rugby Americas North Caribbean Championships, in which the Cayman team plays one international match at home.

The event has been taking place for the last six years and draws an audience of about 2,000 people, organizers said.

The press launch was held at the title sponsor’s facility, Health City Cayman Islands.

Players Edward Westin and Abdull Patterson were in attendance, along with Health City CEO and Medical Director Dr. Chandy Abraham.

Dr. Alwin Almeida, senior orthopedic surgeon, said, “I know that both our orthopedic surgeons, Dr. Alwin and Dr. Niranjan, have actually treated many sports injuries which have come out of sports here in Cayman, but also a big part of it is actually injury prevention, and we have a physiotherapy department and we open that up to anyone who wants to come and learn and has specific enquiries on ways to prevent injuries.”

Coach Bowles introduced the Cayman National men’s side and said that Cayman will also play USA South on May 14 in Atlanta and will play in Bermuda on June 3, ending the round-robin season against Mexico in June.

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