(SNO) – Saint Lucia’s rugby fraternity got a piece of good news this week following the national team’s fourth-place finish in the 2018 RTEK RAN Women’s Sevens tournament, hosted last weekend (September 22-23) at the Barbados Polo Club in Saint James, Barbados, and organised under the auspices of Rugby Americas North.
Team Saint Lucia made the semifinals, losing only by a try to Jamaica.
In the aftermath of the series, Saint Lucia’s Kameka President has been named to the tournament Dream Team, one of three women from the English-speaking Caribbean on the seven-member selection. The team includes three women from Mexico, two from Trinidad and Tobago, and one from the Dominican Republic.
Kameka ended her participation in Barbados with 29 points, five tries and two conversions in six matches, including three tries and a conversion against Barbados. She failed to score only in the two playoff games, against second-placed Trinidad and Tobago, and third-placed Jamaica.
President of the Saint Lucia Rugby Football Union (SLRFU), Roger Butcher, said:
“On behalf of the SLRFU congratulations to Kameka President on receiving this prestigious recognition. Congratulations to both the female and male team on a great performance at the recently concluded RTEK RAN 7s. Our showing at the tournament shows that the vision of Japan 2020 is alive and within reach.”