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I have been hearing stories from some of the more senior members of the rugby community that the Heineken sponsorship of rugby here on Grand Cayman is something special. When I talk to some of these people all sorts of interesting “facts” appear, amongst which are:

That Heineken was an original sponsor way back (I need a date here please) which accounts for the green jerseys.

That the original Cayman Rugby teams were referred to as the Greenies, and that sobriquet very quickly also referred to the beer. Today if I roll up to the bar and ask Celine or Bling for a greenie they don’t bat an eyelid, just turn and whip the top off a Heineken.

That Heineken sponsorship of the Cayman Rugby Football Union is the longest continuous beer sponsorship of a rugby team anywhere in the world! Now that’s something to be really proud of, from both sides.

That for many years the per capita consumption of Heineken at the rugby club was the highest per capita beer consumption anywhere on the island.

That in the 1980’s – long before the POS system – patrons would sign a blank cheque at the bar and at the end of the evening, or was it the month(?), the cheque would be deposited at the bank and the amount debited to the holder.  Now that’s a bar tab!

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Privacy

Privacy Policy

This privacy policy sets out how Cayman Rugby CRFU uses and protects any information that you give Cayman Rugby CRFU when you use this website. Cayman Rugby CRFU is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement. Cayman Rugby CRFU may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes.

What we collect

We may collect the following information:

  1. name
  2. contact information including email address
  3. demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests
  4. other information relevant to customer surveys and/or offers

For the exhaustive list of cookies we collect see the List of cookies we collect section below.

What we do with the information we gather

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

  1. Internal record keeping.
  2. We may use the information to improve our products and services.
  3. We may periodically send promotional emails about new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.
  4. From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes. We may contact you by email, phone, fax or mail. We may use the information to customise the website according to your interests.

Security

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

How we use cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us. You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Controlling your personal information

You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:

  1. Whenever you are asked to fill in a form on the website, look for the box that you can click to indicate that you do not want the information to be used by anybody for direct marketing purposes
  2. If you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by writing to or emailing us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  3. We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen.
  4. You may request details of personal information which we hold about you. A small fee may be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to P.O.Box 1161 George Town Grand Cayman Cayman Islands KY1-1102.
  5. If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible, at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.

List of cookies we collect

The table below lists the cookies we collect and what information they store.

COOKIE nameCOOKIE Description
CART The association with your shopping cart.
CATEGORY_INFO Stores the category info on the page, that allows to display pages more quickly.
COMPARE The items that you have in the Compare Products list.
CURRENCY Your preferred currency
CUSTOMER An encrypted version of your customer id with the store.
CUSTOMER_AUTH An indicator if you are currently logged into the store.
CUSTOMER_INFO An encrypted version of the customer group you belong to.
CUSTOMER_SEGMENT_IDS Stores the Customer Segment ID
EXTERNAL_NO_CACHE A flag, which indicates whether caching is disabled or not.
FRONTEND You sesssion ID on the server.
GUEST-VIEW Allows guests to edit their orders.
LAST_CATEGORY The last category you visited.
LAST_PRODUCT The most recent product you have viewed.
NEWMESSAGE Indicates whether a new message has been received.
NO_CACHE Indicates whether it is allowed to use cache.
PERSISTENT_SHOPPING_CART A link to information about your cart and viewing history if you have asked the site.
POLL The ID of any polls you have recently voted in.
POLLN Information on what polls you have voted on.
RECENTLYCOMPARED The items that you have recently compared.
STF Information on products you have emailed to friends.
STORE The store view or language you have selected.
USER_ALLOWED_SAVE_COOKIE Indicates whether a customer allowed to use cookies.
VIEWED_PRODUCT_IDS The products that you have recently viewed.
WISHLIST An encrypted list of products added to your Wishlist.
WISHLIST_CNT The number of items in your Wishlist.

Store Policies

Shipping & Delivery

The CRFU store currently only sells event e-tickets. On successfully completing your transaction you will be able to print out a receipt which details the event, the venue and your seat location(s). This receipt represents your e-ticket to the event and will enable you to gain access accordingly. Because you print this ticket yourself, there is no shipping or delivery charges in relation to these purchases.

Privacy & Security

Data submitted in relation to credit card payments are secured using industry standard SSL. Data is passed over an SSL secured connection using 128bit encryption. SSL security is provided by Comodo SSL. Our full privacy policy can be viewed here.

SSL Certificate

 

Returns & Replacements

Once your  e-ticket(s) have been issued, i.e. on completion of a successful transaction, they are non returnable and non-refundable.

Ticket Booking Form

STEPPINGSTONES Cayman BIG GAME 4       Ticket Booking Form

Welcome to our new, online ticket booking system.

Seats for SteppingStones Cayman Big Game 4 can now be selected and purchased online. There are 5 easy steps involved in this process:
    1. First, select the number and type of tickets you require (Adult /Child),
    2. then choose your seat location (stand, row, seat),
    3. checkout (and pay) via the webstore,
    4. print your receipt which shows your name and the location of your purchased seats,
    5. take your printed receipt to the CRFU South Sound club house between Monday 2nd June Friday 13th June 10am to 7pm to collect your entry tickets. Sorry no pick up on the day or at the gate.
Finally, please note that your order must include child tickets to be able to select seats in the Family Stand (Block E).
Ok. Let's get started.....
    • T.E. McField Stand

 

Presidents Report

Beginning with modest hopes in 1970, the Cayman Rugby Football Union (CRFU) has grown from strength to strength and is now acknowledged as one of the foremost sporting associations in our beautiful islands and as the team to beat in the Caribbean.

The CRFU cemented our reputation in the region by regaining the under 19's Regional Championship, our fourth win in five years, and our National team recorded tremendous wins against Mexico and the Bahamas in the World Cup qualifiers. Unfortunately we were then narrowly beaten in Bermuda and did not progress into the next rounds of the competition.

The games at home, played at the Truman Bodden stadium, attracted the largest crowds ever to attend matches in the Cayman Islands; and included numerous folks coming to a rugby game for the first time. Praise on the organisation of the events was heaped upon us by attendees from the International Rugby Board, referees, visiting teams and members of the public. Much credit for our success goes to our Director of Rugby, Richard Adams, and House Manager Caroline Deegan for the work put in, plus a huge vote of thanks to all of our officials, medics, coaches and volunteers for making it all possible.

Our ladies' teams have also put in some good performances on the regional scene and the sevens and junior game is producing excellent results, both in matches and skills, under the tutelage of our volunteer coaches.

To achieve our results takes a huge investment, both in money and time. Consequently we are always exploring new ideas to raise funds and I will be grateful if you can all support our various ventures.

During the year the hard work required to raise funds enabled us to resurface the car park and improve exterior of the clubhouse; including added drainage.

A number of social activities during the year helped to bond the membership with the highlight being the visit by Welsh and Lions international Shane Williams as our speaker at the Players' Dinner. Shane also played a full game against our under 19 side; thus providing excellent advice and experience prior to the Regional Championships.

The CRFU has a reputation for making everyone welcome at our wonderful club and ground that nestles alongside the South Sound in these beautiful islands. We extend that welcome to all and promise superb rugby, a great atmosphere and a time to remember to touring rugby teams, residents and visitors alike.

Enjoy our Islands, enjoy our hospitality and enjoy our game.

Yours in Rugby,

Derek Haines QPM, CPM,
President CRFU.

Mission Statement of the Cayman Rugby Union.

To offer equally to all, the opportunity to participate, develop and represent the Cayman Rugby Union in social, club or international competition whether as a player, supporter, administrator, coach or official, in a structured, safe and ethical environment.

Cayman Rugby Referees Society

The CRRS is the officially recognised officiating body of the CRFU. It's members are trained to World Rugby Levels 1 & 2 and we boast three level 1 & 2 educators.

For more information on the CRRS please contact

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About Cayman Big Game

big-game-crowd

A new concept in delivering International fixtures, Cayman Big game 1 (Cayman v Mexico) and Cayman Big Game 2 (Cayman v Bahamas) and Cayman Big Game 3 (Cayman v Bermuda) were massive successes each event attracting over 2500 fans and more than 500 corporate guests.

With the internationals being played at Truman Bodden these were huge days where vendors sold goods, food and drinks and local artists entertained the crowd late into the evening. The Rugby was pretty good too, with Cayman winning all internationals on home soil.

Big Game 4 is set for July 14 2014 when Cayman will host USA South and, as always, the plans for Big Game 4 will be bigger and better!

Check back soon for details as they are announced.

About CRTV

The Cayman Rugby Club has its very own internet television capability. And it is free to viewers around the globe!

The 2011/2012 season was another busy one way up there in the CRTV broadcasting tower. The Alex Alexander Memorial Trophy games were all covered in full - some might say covered by fools if you listen to some of the commentary (but that's another story). The Heineken Charity Shield and Waterford Vase games where popular amongst our local and international viewers.

The Internationals where definitely a highlight of the year with our best ratings yet. The Big Game 1 (vs Mexico) and Big Game 2 (vs Bermuda) were both held at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex in George Town and with the help of Fat Daz and his crew from IT Outsource, the CRTV team were able to broadcast the matches live and free throughout the globe from their temporary Media Centre at Truman Bodden. At one stage half of Mexico were on-line watching the match unfold. Koro, who is fluent in Spanish, kept them all up to date with expert and informative blow-by-blow commentary while Dave pointed the Camera and captured the action with a skill not seen since Easter Island's Funniest Home videos was compulsory viewing. The other hired help came in the form of Red Robbo – the Ginger Ninja and part time comments man who waffled as much as the guy standing next to him. In all, a very entertaining and well-viewed product.

There were also some visiting teams from the US and also Canada that came to Cayman and where thrilled to have their games streamed live to friends and families back home. At this point we must apologies for the pronunciation of some of these player's names. Well, they did have about 15 syllables per name!

The team at CRTV is alive and well. OK, they are alive and ... well... on their way back from a well-deserved break. Koro paddled back to his village in Easter Island. He lost about 400 pounds on that trip alone. Daz attended Fat Camp in Florida with his foody friend Grizz while Dave & Robbo went on a brief sabbatical to Austin, Tx to further develop their multi-media and talent spotting expertise.
Fat Daz has been busy with our latest system upgrade, which involves a new camera set-up, and a new streaming capability that provides plenty of flexibility as well as a high quality product. We intend to start a 24-hour Rugby stream that will enhance your viewing pleasure and will feature games from our archives as well as the most recent events.

We will also be able to include advertising space with this new set up. Given that our viewers are worldwide, there is plenty of scope to get your product out there. The rates are excellent and you'll need to get in quick to take advantage. Just contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information or to take advantage of this option.

If you haven't had the pleasure of viewing our shows or watching one of the games, check it out. It's free. Just go to www.caymanrugbytv.com
The last year has been a busy one for Cayman Rugby TV and this coming year will be even busier. Stayed tuned for even more exciting and entertaining productions bought to you (Free!) by the crew at CRTV.

CRTV is proudly brought to you by:
Cayman Rugby Union, IT Outsource, LIME
Koro – dressed by Tent's n Sails BWI Ltd
Fat-Daz – nutrition provided by Boss Hoggs BBQ
Technical Support Crew – hydrated (after each broadcast of course) by Heineken

CRFU Partners