Ottawa’s Barrhaven Scottish Rugby Team Visits Minister for Grand Bahama
Barrhaven Scottish Rugby Football club present Minister Michael Darville (Minister Grand Bahamas) with a team jersey.

Ottawa’s Barrhaven Scottish Rugby Team Visits Minister for Grand Bahama

Barrhaven Scottish Rugby Football Club Logo

The Barrhaven Scottish were received by the Honourable Michael Darville, Minister of Grand Bahamas in his Freeport Office on Friday April 24th. Mr. Darville then joined the Scottish and their hosts from the Freeport Rugby Football Club at their pitch.

Michael Darville (Minister Grand Bahama) greets the Barrhaven Scottish Rugby Football Club
Michael Darville (Minister Grand Bahama) greets the Barrhaven Scottish Rugby Football Club

 

The Scottish were given the opportunity to speak with local media to generate interest in their upcoming match against the Freeport Rugby Football Club http://rugbyfootballbahamas.com

The Tribune Newspaper in Freeport Grand Bahamas draws attention to the recent visit from Barrhaven Scottish Rugby Football team.
The Tribune Newspaper in Freeport Grand Bahamas draws attention to the recent visit from Barrhaven Scottish Rugby Football team.

The Tribune

 

Grand Bahama has taken strides recently to promote sport and sports tourism and the Scottish in their second year touring the island are looking forward to help with this. Activities included a ceremonial tree planting to club founder Sir Jack Hayward http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Hayward 

the inclusion and introduction of local youth to the sport in on field duties, and a charity bike ride which is a major fundraiser through the club for many of these same youth.

A great tour was had, and the Scottish could not be more appreciative of the reception and good will as well as terrific hospitality by the Bahamian Ministry, the Freeport Club and the locals and staff at the Grand Lucayan resort.

Nassau Guardian Newspaper from Nassau Bahamas April 29th, 2015 draws attention to recent visit from Barrhaven Scottish Rugby Football Club
Nassau Guardian Newspaper from Nassau Bahamas April 29th, 2015 draws attention to recent visit from Barrhaven Scottish Rugby Football Club

Nassau Guardian

 

 

The Scottish were triumphant winning 2 try to 1, but really all involved won.

PB&J Media prepared a short action video on the game

Barrhaven Scottish Bahamian ActionThe spirit of our sport, the culture of our community, the sacrifice of our athletes all on display in this fast paced video…Video Credit PB&J Media

Posted by Barrhaven Scottish Rugby Football Club on Monday, May 11, 2015

 

The story received attention from multiple news outlets both in Freeport and Nassau including online and in print

More info is available from www.LocalBahamas.com

http://www.bahamaslocal.com/newsitem/124801/Ottawas_Barrhaven_Scottish_Rugby_Team_Visits_Minister_for_Grand_Bahama.html

and www.bahamasweekly.com

http://www.thebahamasweekly.com/publish/grand-bahama-bahamas/Ottawa_s_Barrhaven_Scottish_Rugby_Team_Visits_Minister_for_Grand_Bahama41556.shtml

This great tour has also received recognition from Rugby Ontario

BARRHAVEN SCOTTISH BAHAMAS TOUR – VIDEOThe Barrhaven Scottish Rugby Football Club Old Boys travelled to Freeport Grand…

Posted by Rugby Ontario on Tuesday, May 19, 2015

 
Also check out some great shots from the tour

As well Team Videographer/Photographer Phil Selig had compiled a short documentary on last years trip which can be viewed here

Barrhaven Scottish Old Boys in the Bahamas 2014

The Barrhaven Scottish Old Boys travelled to The Bahamas to face the Freeport Rugby Football club in the Spring of 2014. This documentary chronicles the re-formation of the club and how this trip came to be.Video Credit PB&J Media

Posted by Barrhaven Scottish Rugby Football Club on Tuesday, February 17, 2015

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