May 14, 2019
Freeport Rugby Football Club (FRFC) are preparing to welcome teams from Cayman, Miami, and Nassau for their Ninth Annual Youth Rugby Festival, May 17th thru 19th. The club are expecting over 250 youth players from 8 to 17, in both girls and boys age groups, travelling to enjoy the experience of playing International rugby.
The festival is a culmination of months of dedication from Freeport’s coaching staff, players, and numerous sponsors helping to make the event possible. “As a non-profit organization we rely on the goodwill of our members and sponsors; to enable all our youth programs to operate and to host such an event. Our aim has always been to provide boys and girls in our community with a safe environment to play soccer and rugby, and to pass on the love of this great game to others.”
With the return of four visiting clubs, this also means a great tourism opportunity for Grand Bahama, as the teams will also travel with coaches, parents, and supporters. “We are thrilled to be heading back to Freeport, to visit with this great club,” said Cayman Coach Mick Kehoe. “Our players and parents look forward to this trip all year, and it’s great to see these young athletes renew friendships they’ve made over the last nine years.”
The club welcomes spectators to watch the action, which will kick off with a welcome reception for players on Friday, with games starting on Saturday morning at 9 am and running until Sunday afternoon. The games will also be streamed live to Cayman Islands, which can also be viewed by fans of rugby via this link: https://livestream.com/crfutv/events/8681072
The club extends its gratitude to its generous title sponsors, including The Bahamas Tourism Board; The Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture; the Grand Bahama Port Authority; Port Lucaya Marketplace, and ALIV, who will provide wireless services for all visitors and invaluable local business and supporters. “We invite everyone to come down and watch the games,” said President Speller. “We will have food, drinks, and of course some great Rugby. “