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GBPA Conchman Triathlon makes donation to the Freeport Rugby & Football Club.
By Sarah Kirkby
Jul 22, 2019 - 9:20:55 AM

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The GBPA Conchman Committee recently made a donation to the Freeport Rugby Football Club (FRFC) to fund the purchase of new uniforms (kits), training equipment, and tents for the new season starting in September. Pictured are Standing back: Ravanno Ferguson & Donna Idol, GBPA Conchman Triathlon Committee Members, Eon Austin Soccer Coach, Janika Edey, Rob Speller President FRFC, Christopher Baker Chairman GBPA Conchman Triathlon, Godfrey Waugh, GBPA Conchman Triathlon Committee Member, Kemil & Hark Hardy Soccer Coaches; Next Row: Robbie Pringle, Alex Guyer, Abbie Sadler, Josh Horne visiting soccer coaches, Jake Edey Club Custodian; Seated Front: Soccer Camp Participants, Ashley Hardy, Isabella Cuccorullo.

Freeport, Grand Bahama - The Freeport Rugby Football Club (FRFC) was delighted and thankful for a recent donation provided by the GBPA Conchman Committee of funding for new uniforms (kits), training equipment, and tents for the new season starting in September. Having just finished another successful Sir Jack Hayward Soccer Camp the much-needed tents will provide shade for the eighty children who attend their annual camp.

Rob Speller, President of the FRFC, said “We are very grateful for the donation by the Conchman Triathlon Committee and are thrilled to have new kits for all our junior programs. We try to make all our programs as affordable as possible and donations like this help; so many who want to be part of a team and a great club. Our junior membership is only $25 per year and we invite everyone to come and join our safe and positive environment to play both soccer and rugby”.

Many of the members of the well-known rugby and soccer club participate in the annual triathlon, held on the first Saturday of November each year, in Freeport. The Conchman Committee is hoping the club will encourage the younger members to participate in the IronKids triathlon, which has become almost as popular as the adult races. Last year, Janika Edey, a junior FRFC club member won her age group in the Girls Under 19 division. “We also plan to have a FRFC Seniors Team this year,” noted Speller. “It’s great training for our athletes and we want to support Chris and his committee for all they do for the sport here in The Bahamas.”

The presentation was given during the club’s camp event. Chairman of the Conchman Triathlon was on hand for the donation and said “we want to continue to support organizations and groups who are playing key roles to children in loving sport. Sports are an integral part of a grown child’s physical needs, and we want to encourage these young athletes to be future triathletes.”

The annual Conchman triathlon is now only four months away and is a perfect time to start training for this swim, bike and run event. Learn more on the events website or social media pages, and plan to attend the event and support all participants on November 2nd, 2019 at 7:30 am at Taino Beach.

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