Barbados Gets Into Rugby: Schoolchildren visited by world body officials

Get Into Rugby officially arrives in Barbados this Tuesday 3rd February 2015, in the person of GIR Program Director Kwanieze John who will be working closely with the Barbados Rugby Football Union to introduce the highly successful programme to primary and secondary schools.

For the last several months, dedicated volunteers from the BRFU have been holding free sessions at the Garrison Savannah on Saturday mornings to introduce children to rugby, using the Try, Play & Stay formula that has proven very successful in Mexico and several other countries.

With a packed schedule featuring meetings with local rugby executives, PE class visits to schools, training of local coaches and volunteers, club players and government officials, the GIR Director will be working constantly during her short visit to our island.

On Wednesday, Ms. John and three BRFU coaches will be visiting three schools for PE classes:

Workmans Primary from 10:40 to 11:40 am, St. George Primary from 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm, St. Jude’s Primary from 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm.

In the evening, she will conduct training sessions for local clubs Emperors and Renegades at the Garrison from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm.

(Facebook Image: BRFU) On Thursday, Ms. John and the BRFU officials will meet with a team from the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Youth, before heading out to Princess Margaret Secondary School from 12 noon until 3:00 pm and training with local clubs Scorpions and Tridents in the evening from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm.

(Facebook Image: BRFU) On Thursday, Ms. John and the BRFU officials will meet with a team from the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Youth, before heading out to Princess Margaret Secondary School from 12 noon until 3:00 pm and training with local clubs Scorpions and Tridents in the evening from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm.

Friday’s activities include meetings with PE teachers, parents and other interested parties and preparations for a morning of activity on Saturday.

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