Former national women’s rugby team stand-out Kwanieze John has represented the Trinidad & Tobago Rugby Football Union (TTRFU) at the IRB International Growing the Game Conference, which took place over the weekend, and will also represent the TTRFU at the ongoing World Rugby Conference and Exhibition, which closes today in London, England.

John, a leading advocate for the development of women’s rugby in T&T is credited with the introduction of the School Girls’ League and serves as a Youth Development Officer of the TTRFU.

The Conference included the participation of more than 100 countries and focused on the positive experiences and challenges encountered by coaches and administrators in spreading the game and the path to be followed for future programmes.

High-ranking officials of the IRB including David Carrigy, IRB Head of Development and International Relations also participated in dicussions.

Prior to John’s experience in London, she took part in the Exchange and Corporation Program 2014 Brazilian School Youth Games from November 6-11, in Joao Pessoa, Paraiba, Brazil, under the auspices of the Olympic Solidarity of the International Olympic Committee and the Olympic Committee of Brazil.