Source: BVI Platinum
The BVI Rugby Football Union is now engaged in some new and big moves in efforts of meeting international requirements, as well as educating persons around the Territory about the game and encouraging them to join in.
In an interview with Mr. Sherlock Solomon, Development Officer for the sport in the BVI, he told BVI Platinum News that the union has organised a local domestic league, which sees the Territory divided into three teams.
As explained by Mr. Solomon, the three teams – West, East and Central, will go head to head in games twice per month.
This move is to assist the union in meeting the basic requirements of the International Rugby Board, which states that a country must have at least three teams. “We must have three clubs to maintain sponsorship and other assistance,” said Solomon.
Games have already commenced for the teams, with the next being on Friday, February 17 at the A. O. Shirley Recreational Grounds. Team West emerged as champions for the last two games played.
The union is also currently engaged in a Primary and Secondary School Tag Rugby Tournament. The tournament sees participation from children who fall in three categories – under 13, under 15 and under 17.