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RAN Super 7s in Mexico City postponed until June 2022

12 January 2022

Today, Rugby Americas North, in conjunction with @rugby_mexico, announced that the 2022 RAN Super 7s next month in Mexico City has been postponed due to the ongoing COVID-19 global pandemic.

Whilst this is a setback for our players, it is the sensible and correct approach in the current climate.

This means our focus goes to the Barbados visit on January 22nd, and making the most out of the coaching and game training available.

The Mexico City Tournament still remains a goal of the TCIRFU and the lads will be fundraising around the clubhouse during the Six Nations period to raise funds to support their travel costs.

The tournament is for Mens & Womens 7s sides. The TCIRFU will explore options to reignite the women's rugby program.

Link to RAN article

Barbados 7s Team Destined for Week Long Training Camp in TCI

4 January 2022

Barbados will arrive in Providenciales on January 22nd 2022 for a week long training camp with the TCI Flamingos thanks to support from Nick Lashley (AirCool). The week long schedule will included intense group sessions with the TCI players who will look to take all that they can from the experience.

For the fans there will be a few feature games towards the end of the week which will showcase all the players as they look to be selected for their National sides in the next RAN 7s tournament in Mexico City which is slated for February 12th 2022. The TCIRFU will updated the calendar on the homepage with the weeks schedule once it is confirmed.

Mudda Sic'ers Win Xmas Tag Tournament

10 December 2021

The Mudda Sic'ers (sponsored by the Atebeyra) won this years Xmas tag tournament in a closely fought contest between the Coast Architects Red Mist which finished 12-8 in favor of the Muddas.

The newest and most populated team in the league have gone from being the bottom of the league in their first tag season at the beginning of 2021, to being crowned champions!

Captain Dave Douglas said that 'even though a few teams failed to show, we deserved to finish at the top of the pile'.

Fighting talk for those who missed out in this years competition!

Michael Williams Takes Charge of Turks & Caicos Youth Rugby Program

24 November 2021

The Turks and Caicos Islands Rugby Football Union (TCIRFU) held its AGM on Wednesday November 23rd with one of the highlights being the election of Michael Williams at the TCIRFU Youth Development Officer.

Williams, a graduate of the TCIRFU junior rugby program himself, was excited to pass on his knowledge of rugby and continue to promote the sport in the Turks and Caicos, with the assistance of fellow players, Hendricks Joseph and Wesley Chery.

Other appointments were filled through the re-election of Keith Burant as President, Simon Taylor as Director of Rugby, Andrea Butler and Lisa French as Social Secretaries, Gareth Butler as Treasurer and Nik Hight as Secretary.

The TCIRFU thanked outgoing Public Relations Office Tom Greenfield as he stepped down and Sean O’Neill took on the position. For matters on the rugby field Bobby Moxon (Top Right) was re-elected as Captain and Kadis Simmons (Bottom Right) as Vice Captain. Director of Rugby Simon Taylor said that the TCIRFU has a lot to look forward to in 2022 and to build off the success of the Rugby Americas North Sevens Tournament that took place in October 2021. The men’s seven squad would continue to build towards the upcoming RAN event in Mexico City while there was hope that fifteen a side international competition would return in 2022 after a two year hiatus.

On the women’s side Cesca Pierce was elected as Women’s officer and was eager to reignite interest in the women’s game in 2022 as well.

Captains Past And Present Run Chicago Marathon For Charity

22 October 2021

HALF of the funds raised by current Men’s International Captain Bobby Moxon and former Women’s International Captain Claire McAvinchey will go towards the Turks and Caicos Islands Rugby Football Union (TCIRFU).

According to Moxon, the $4600 would help to reignite the youth programme.

“All the first team players who went through the youth programme now have no one behind them following up, so there is a need to fill the gap.”

Moxon and McAvinchey raised some $9,200 via a fund raiser stemming from them competing at the Chicago Marathon last month.

The other $4,600 will go towards covering the Orchard TCI for their Christmas food drive this year.

Overall Moxon called the event “great” and said that both he and Claire were honored to have been able to contribute to the initiatives.

Jamaica Crowned FIREMINDS RAN 7’S Champions As Rugby Emerges Victorious In The First International Event Post Pandemic

17 October 2021 - AUTHOR CONOR MCGOWAN, CCO, FIREMINDS

Rugby is all about people – the special bond between players, coaches, spectators and most importantly the rugby community. As we emerge from the pandemic, events like the Fireminds RAN 7s remind us of how important community gatherings are and how exciting it is to reconnect with our international counterparts and friends.

We would like to thank Rugby Americas North and the Turks and Caicos RFU for their passion, dedication, expertise, and innovation in organizing this terrific rugby spectacle; they share our vision in connecting this region and growing the sport. At Fireminds, we value long term relationships with our customers and partners, offering support and service throughout their technological evolution. Together we will share our passion for rugby, our values and engage with new rugby enthusiasts in this region.

We would like to congratulate Jamaica on playing some tantalizing rugby in a dominant display going unbeaten over the two days to become Fireminds RAN7s champions. For all the teams competing in the tournament, there was an emphasis on youth playing exciting fast rugby mixed in with some seasoned older heads using every trick in the book to find an advantage for their team. There were some truly epic duels, Bermuda vs Barbados was a titanic battle. Guyana (The green machine) scored some outrageous long range tries and Jamaica and Mexico’s class and guile was matched by the emerging talent in Curacao and Belize that showed that they deserve their place at the table. BVI showed immense grit and the hosts Turks & Caicos gave the buoyant home crowd a lot to cheer on!

Rugby as ever, captivates audiences across our region. The appeal of the game, coupled with the community spirit that only exists in our region is the reason Fireminds decided to partner with Rugby Americas North on this flagship competition, celebration of the sport and the reemergence of the game post the pandemic restrictions. As 2021 draws to a close, we hope the pandemic truly subsides in our region and events like this weekend can happen at full capacity with no restrictions and that we can see the women’s and youth teams rejoin the circuit.

Thank you to everyone associated with the Fireminds RAN7s and congratulations to the champions Jamaica, runners up Mexico, third place Barbados and Shield champions Curacao. Fireminds is already in talks with the home nations and Rugby Americas North on upcoming and future events as this amazing sport flourishes in our region!