Just a brief update on what has been a crazy busy last few weeks at The Club! As we approach the summer and our last big event of the season with the Sir Jack Hayward Soccer Camp being held from June 22-26 please find a brief update on some of the past events : –
Junior Rugby Festival – Fantastic weekend for all concerned with Cayman and Nassau taking part in the rugby festival. After two days of superb junior rugby everyone made it home and without injury so a successful weekend was had by all. The age groups ranged from 6yr – 18yrs. Too many people to thank but needless to say with all the helpers and coaches these weekends would not happen! We are aiming to repay Cayman for 5 years of loyal support to the Festival with a return trip to Cayman in October. Look out for more details over the coming weeks.
* As an added bonus after the festival weekend we have had 13 / 16 y.o girls out playing junior rugby on a Saturday morning so it has sprung something very special and long may it continue.
Champions League Ladies Soccer – Fantastic finish to a very successful ladies Soccer league this past Sunday with Chelsea clinching the title from the other 3 teams in what was a closely fought league. It was truly something special to see the girls firstly filling The Club’s pitches on a Saturday afternoon with 300 plus girls, and then afterwards the ladies playing on a Sunday afternoon. Not sure how they keep going but of course big thanks to Mary and Donnie and everyone associated to both programs!
BFA Technical Directors Visit – It was a pleasure to welcome Kevin Mcgreskin to The Club for the first trip to Grand Bahama as the Technical Director of the BFA. Its taken many years of perseverance to finally get The Club affiliated to the BFA and Kevin’s visit was a huge success for all concerned. Not only did he meet and have a chance to coach our girls and boys but also have a chat to all interested soccer enthusiasts. Since his visit Kevin has provided the opportunity for 16 of the girls plus coaches to go down to Nassau and train with Kevin and his team. We hope for many more visits and a start of something new and exciting for our affiliation with the BFA.
Freeport Rugby Old Boys v ORBS Old Boys – This past Memorial Day saw our friends from Atlanta and Ft Lauderdale return for the twelfth year and with their biggest group ever! Needless to say it was a great Rugby / Fun weekend and we thank Duggan and his group massively and hope to see them next year. — Rob Speller