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Rugby: Land for new pitch at the try line for CRFU

The Cayman Islands Rugby & Football Union’s (CRFU) proposed new home, just west of the Esterly Tibbetts Highway, is at the try line.

CRFU President Derek Haines says the 12-acres of land owned by DART Real Estate, which was agreed to in principle on a 99-year lease back in April, is in ongoing discussions.”

“It’s coming along a lot better than before. We are going backwards and forwards in order to get it all right. It’s a 99-year contract so we want to get it right. We are looking at September to October to hopefully move forward. We are still at the contract stage. It’s minor stuff.”

Haines added the single acre of Crown land in the northwest corner of the proposed grounds is also in the process of being signed off by Government.

“Planning Department are all on board, they’ve submitted it to Cabinet. The wheels take a long time to turn. People don’t want to sign away stuff, and if something goes wrong in 10, or 20 years, it makes it difficult. We’ve waited long enough now, so another few months, and we will start building.”

In April, Haines told Cayman 27 the CRFU has raised approximately $4 million for the construction of two side-by-side pitches. Haines added Dart Real Estate has agreed to fill and level the land, along with clearly the brush that currently sits atop the area.


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Jordan Armenise

Jordan Armenise

From Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, Jordan Armenise began his sports broadcasting journey with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League. It was in this role where he was able to merge his best attributes: sports knowledge and personality. While with the Ticats, Jordan provided live analysis and interviews while developing a digital portfolio of one-on-one interviews, episodic sports comedy and full length sports & news features. He has also worked with CBC Sports for Hockey Night in Canada, the 2014 Sochi Olympics and Special Olympics as well as roles with Cineflix and Cream Productions as an Assistant Director.

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