PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad - Marking one month until Rugby Americas North (RAN) crowns two regional sevens champions, 14 men's teams and ten women's teams have been confirmed to participate in the annual international competition. CIC Grounds at St. Mary's College has been selected as the tournament venue, giving teams and spectators alike a chance to experience high caliber rugby in a festival-like atmosphere close to downtown, parks and the island's coastline. Matches will take place over two days on November 12th and 13th, 2016.
Trinidad and Tobago Under 17 coach Russell Latapy is urging his players to hold their heads high despite having failed to qualify for the CONCACAF Final Round of qualification for the FIFA Under 17 Men's World Cup in 2017.
Speaking to TTFA Media yesterday, Latapy congratulated the five teams from the Caribbean Football Union which have qualified for the final round and also thanked his charges for their efforts during the competition. Haiti, Jamaica, Cuba, Curacao and fifth place finishers Suriname all advanced to the CONCACAF Finals in Panama City next year.