Supporters were out in numbers at the Rugby Club in South Sound to witness Cayman Prep win four out of six divisions during the 2020 Inter-Primary School Rugby TAG Tournament last week (15 December).
The event was widely considered by organisers, as one of the biggest turnouts with a combined 400 students competing from five different schools along with nearly 100 spectators and volunteers respectively.
“To get 400 kids out for a rugby tournament, to finish off before the Christmas break especially in a year like this is great,” said event organiser Edward Westin.
Westin has been in charge of putting the tag tournament together since becoming the union’s youth development manager over three years ago. Westin says he is pleased with how the tournament has evolved over the years.
“I know they were doing similar tournaments before I started but we really seen it grown over the last few years,” said Westin.
“Thankfully we’ve gotten to the point where all the schools are at a good level where the teachers are comfortable running and we’re able to expand to more and more schools every year.”
Prep won in both the boys and girls year 4 divisions and were also victorious in the year 5 girls division and the boys year 6 division, with a total 126 tries. Cayman International School (CIS) took the year 5 boys division and the year 6 girl’s division.
The event also served as an opportunity for the union’s junior Caymanian rugby players to gain some valuable experience.
“Another great part about this tournament, is that we were able to get our under 19 players in our rugby programs, come out and give back to the game and the community by reffing,” said Westin.