On the 8th June 2017, a 10 woman team left for Guadeloupe to participate in the 3rd edition of Monique Ribeaut Women 7s Tournament hosted by Good Luck Rugby Club.
The one day tournament to be held on 10th June 2017 will see 8 teams vying for the championship. The team is composed of the following athletes:
Lionna Mindy Alexander Ashley Nelson
Demiah Kisla Charlery Megan Phillips
Marline Cherry Kameka Kasey President
Valerie Gabriel Signa President
Emma Mills-George Shena St. Mark
The management team is composed of Coach, Flavien Oscar Gabriel, Physiotherapist, Zhenya Allain and Team Manager, Mina Espeleta.
The female squad did not only came together on the field but more impressively off the field to successfully implement several fundraising activities for the tour
Mr. Roger Butcher, President of the Union, indicated that in 2016 the Union concentrated on developing domestic rugby league. This tournament is the first international tournament the female national team will be participating in after 2014’s Rugby Americas North Sevens Tournament in Mexico City.
The Union intends to use this and other domestic tournaments to prepare players for participation in the 2017 Rugby Americas North Sevens Tournament to be held in Mexico City on 24-25 November.
Saint Lucia Rugby Football Union is grateful to the following sponsors, contributors and supporters who assisted in various ways to make this venture possible:
Cox and Company Ltd. M & C Home Depot
Dominos Pizza Royal by Rex St. Lucia
Freewinds Royalton Resorts
Insight Solution St .Lucia National Lotteries Authority
Mano Enterprises Ziggy’s Salon