Along with the continuing efforts to establish a strong rugby club and affiliation in Belize, Rugby Belize founder Tony Gillings and San Pedro club organizer Martin Dawson, held a clinic to continue promoting the sport amongst the youth of San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize.
Rugby Belize is developing the sport in the country by organizing Rugby Seven teams all over the country to compete against each other in order to form a national team to send to the Olympics. The Rugby organization came up with a program called ‘Get into rugby – try, play, stay’ which influences people to play.
Given this, it gives Belize a great opportunity to participate. Rugby Belize was out at the Boca del Rio Park during Easter weekend and took advantage of the fact that school was out and invited the island youth to try out the game on the beach.
Along with Hummingbird Furniture, Rugby Belize was able to introduce the game to excited children who gathered at the park to participate and play some rugby. Bobby Lopez, of Hummingbird Furniture also sponsored a team of 12 children.