STREATHAM-CROYDON'S scrum-half Charlie Crewe is to play for Harvard in Trinidad this summer on the recommendation of club captain Garvin Toussaint.
Harvard are the Trinidad & Tobago league champions and cup holders, having won both for the first time in their history in 2012.
Crewe has been Streatham's regular first choice at scrum-half for the last five seasons, playing at fly-half, centre and full-back for the Thornton Heath-based club. Son of former player and U11s coach Harvey Crewe, Charlie's impressive performances have earned him a call up to the Surrey representative side.
"This is an amazing opportunity for me to see a part of the world I never thought I would experience," said Crewe.
"I'm really looking forward to living a more independent life and meeting new people, but this doesn't mean I won't be back at Streatham some time in the next few years."
President Dick Towers praised Crewe's decision to head for the West Indies. He said: "Charlie's been in and around the club ever since he was a child and I think this time spent away from Croydon, playing rugby and living in a different culture will help him develop as a player and as a person.
"Streatham is famed for the historical links we have with clubs around the world and I hope that he will come back a better player."