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School Girls Rugby Adds to its Mandate

A truncated version of the increasingly popular School Girls Rugby League opened for its third season 3 weeks ago. Those of you familiar with the developmental program would have found it noticeably absent from its cemented position within the first term of the academic year. This deliberate shift resulted from a review of the competition […]

A truncated version of the increasingly popular School Girls Rugby League opened for its third season 3 weeks ago.

Those of you familiar with the developmental program would have found it noticeably absent from its cemented position within the first term of the academic year.

This deliberate shift resulted from a review of the competition and consideration of several restrictions to our objectives, namely:

  1. Improving player safety and game quality – organisers felt that a longer preparation time for the participating schools would directly and positively impact on these areas.
  2. Reducing barriers of participation – it was also felt that with several other sports activities and extra-curricular activities stacked into the 1st school term, introductory rugby would be suffering. There was also a financial aspect involved here as several interested students expressed difficulty in being able to purchase rugby gear along with other educational necessities. Last but not least;
  3. Creating a playing cycle to sync with the National Governing Body’s calendar – in a year where T&T is expected to field teams at the Youth Commonwealth Games as well as several international opportunities for women and girls rugby, the SGRLTT felt a responsibility to align.

 

Tight at The Top

Although last year’s champion team International School of Port of Spain as well as St Joseph’s Convent Port of Spain have sat out this year’s edition, the School Girls Rugby League is happy to report excellent participation as well as both player and spectator attendance for the 2017 competition so far.

In fact both Bishops Anstey High School and Holy Name Convent have been able to field 2 teams in the competition which is certainly a nod to the League’s efforts to rouse interest in each school.

After three rounds of competition it is already clear to see the positive effects the lengthened preparation period is having on participating teams in the 2017 School Girls Rugby League.

Providence Girls Catholic School and St James Secondary School have risen to the top of the standings with 7 points each (2 wins and 1 defeat). Bishop Anstey High School 2 is just one point behind but has the only remaining unbeaten record in the leave having had a bye on opening day.

It could have been a different story for St James too, easily one of the most improved teams. They defaulted their first game of the season, conceding a 10 point defeat to Holy Name Convent 2 but rebounded with back to back wins including a 25-5 revenge victory in week 2 against Holy Name Convent 1.

A truncated version of the increasingly popular School Girls Rugby League opened for its third season 3 weeks ago.

Those of you familiar with the developmental program would have found it noticeably absent from its cemented position within the first term of the academic year.

This deliberate shift resulted from a review of the competition and consideration of several restrictions to our objectives, namely:

  1. Improving player safety and game quality – organisers felt that a longer preparation time for the participating schools would directly and positively impact on these areas.
  2. Reducing barriers of participation – it was also felt that with several other sports activities and extra-curricular activities stacked into the 1st school term, introductory rugby would be suffering. There was also a financial aspect involved here as several interested students expressed difficulty in being able to purchase rugby gear along with other educational necessities. Last but not least;
  3. Creating a playing cycle to sync with the National Governing Body’s calendar – in a year where T&T is expected to field teams at the Youth Commonwealth Games as well as several international opportunities for women and girls rugby, the SGRLTT felt a responsibility to align.

 

Tight at The Top

Although last year’s champion team International School of Port of Spain as well as St Joseph’s Convent Port of Spain have sat out this year’s edition, the School Girls Rugby League is happy to report excellent participation as well as both player and spectator attendance for the 2017 competition so far.

In fact both Bishops Anstey High School and Holy Name Convent have been able to field 2 teams in the competition which is certainly a nod to the League’s efforts to rouse interest in each school.

After three rounds of competition it is already clear to see the positive effects the lengthened preparation period is having on participating teams in the 2017 School Girls Rugby League.

Providence Girls Catholic School and St James Secondary School have risen to the top of the standings with 7 points each (2 wins and 1 defeat). Bishop Anstey High School 2 is just one point behind but has the only remaining unbeaten record in the leave having had a bye on opening day.

It could have been a different story for St James too, easily one of the most improved teams. They defaulted their first game of the season, conceding a 10 point defeat to Holy Name Convent 2 but rebounded with back to back wins including a 25-5 revenge victory in week 2 against Holy Name Convent 1.

A truncated version of the increasingly popular School Girls Rugby League opened for its third season 3 weeks ago.

Those of you familiar with the developmental program would have found it noticeably absent from its cemented position within the first term of the academic year.

This deliberate shift resulted from a review of the competition and consideration of several restrictions to our objectives, namely:

  1. Improving player safety and game quality – organisers felt that a longer preparation time for the participating schools would directly and positively impact on these areas.
  2. Reducing barriers of participation – it was also felt that with several other sports activities and extra-curricular activities stacked into the 1st school term, introductory rugby would be suffering. There was also a financial aspect involved here as several interested students expressed difficulty in being able to purchase rugby gear along with other educational necessities. Last but not least;
  3. Creating a playing cycle to sync with the National Governing Body’s calendar – in a year where T&T is expected to field teams at the Youth Commonwealth Games as well as several international opportunities for women and girls rugby, the SGRLTT felt a responsibility to align.

 

Tight at The Top

Although last year’s champion team International School of Port of Spain as well as St Joseph’s Convent Port of Spain have sat out this year’s edition, the School Girls Rugby League is happy to report excellent participation as well as both player and spectator attendance for the 2017 competition so far.

In fact both Bishops Anstey High School and Holy Name Convent have been able to field 2 teams in the competition which is certainly a nod to the League’s efforts to rouse interest in each school.

After three rounds of competition it is already clear to see the positive effects the lengthened preparation period is having on participating teams in the 2017 School Girls Rugby League.

Providence Girls Catholic School and St James Secondary School have risen to the top of the standings with 7 points each (2 wins and 1 defeat). Bishop Anstey High School 2 is just one point behind but has the only remaining unbeaten record in the leave having had a bye on opening day.

It could have been a different story for St James too, easily one of the most improved teams. They defaulted their first game of the season, conceding a 10 point defeat to Holy Name Convent 2 but rebounded with back to back wins including a 25-5 revenge victory in week 2 against Holy Name Convent 1.

A truncated version of the increasingly popular School Girls Rugby League opened for its third season 3 weeks ago.

Those of you familiar with the developmental program would have found it noticeably absent from its cemented position within the first term of the academic year.

This deliberate shift resulted from a review of the competition and consideration of several restrictions to our objectives, namely:

  1. Improving player safety and game quality – organisers felt that a longer preparation time for the participating schools would directly and positively impact on these areas.
  2. Reducing barriers of participation – it was also felt that with several other sports activities and extra-curricular activities stacked into the 1st school term, introductory rugby would be suffering. There was also a financial aspect involved here as several interested students expressed difficulty in being able to purchase rugby gear along with other educational necessities. Last but not least;
  3. Creating a playing cycle to sync with the National Governing Body’s calendar – in a year where T&T is expected to field teams at the Youth Commonwealth Games as well as several international opportunities for women and girls rugby, the SGRLTT felt a responsibility to align.

 

Tight at The Top

Although last year’s champion team International School of Port of Spain as well as St Joseph’s Convent Port of Spain have sat out this year’s edition, the School Girls Rugby League is happy to report excellent participation as well as both player and spectator attendance for the 2017 competition so far.

In fact both Bishops Anstey High School and Holy Name Convent have been able to field 2 teams in the competition which is certainly a nod to the League’s efforts to rouse interest in each school.

After three rounds of competition it is already clear to see the positive effects the lengthened preparation period is having on participating teams in the 2017 School Girls Rugby League.

Providence Girls Catholic School and St James Secondary School have risen to the top of the standings with 7 points each (2 wins and 1 defeat). Bishop Anstey High School 2 is just one point behind but has the only remaining unbeaten record in the leave having had a bye on opening day.

It could have been a different story for St James too, easily one of the most improved teams. They defaulted their first game of the season, conceding a 10 point defeat to Holy Name Convent 2 but rebounded with back to back wins including a 25-5 revenge victory in week 2 against Holy Name Convent 1.

 

 

Source: USPORTT

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