Grenada Rugby World 7s turns successful, know results

The 2023 Grenada Rugby World 7s (GRW7s) Tournament was recently hosted for a second time at the Kirani James Athletics Stadium from December 1 to 2, 2023.

Grenada Rugby World 7s turns successful, know results
Grenada Rugby World 7s turns successful, know results

Grenada: The 2023 Grenada Rugby World 7s (GRW7s) Tournament was recently hosted for a second time at the Kirani James Athletics Stadium from December 1 to 2, 2023. The tournament turned out to be a great success.

In partnership with the Grenada Tourism Authority (GTA), the longest running Club Rugby 7s tournament in the region returned to the Spice Isle. The tournament featured sixteen (16) of the world’s best Men’s and Women’s Elite 7s teams to compete for a US $20,000 total prize pool.

In addition to all the on-field action, teams from the UK, USA, Canada, and the Caribbean (including the newly formed local team ‘Grenada Greenz’) came out to enjoy a week of official GRW7s events to showcase ‘Pure Grenada’ including a beach bonfire and cultural entertainment show, as well as a Charity Golf Tournament which raised EC $5,000 for the Grenada Cancer Society.

GRW7s General Manager Brian Stollmeyer said this year’s ‘Pure Grenada. Pure 7s.’ experience was once again a great success for both locals and visitors alike, emphasizing his Organizing Committee is already looking forward to bringing the event back to the island next year.

“This Tournament is one of rugby’s most popular international events and although it has been running for over 30 years in various locations, the support we have received from Grenada is just unprecedented,” he said.

“We are thoroughly committed to the Spice Isle. Not only as a world-class destination to host an enjoyable event, but also to use our global Tournament as a platform to assist with developing rugby on the island. This year, we saw Grenada play competitively internationally for the very first time and, after only forming their Union in 2021, this is an important milestone for the sport regionally.”

“We also had some of our overseas teams visit local schools and introduce rugby to the students. It is our vision that we continue to bring our Tournament to Grenada to highlight the island’s unique charm as well as to help share the sport with the local community as something everyone can enjoy.”

Grenada Tourism Authority CEO, Petra Roach echoed these sentiments, “We are thrilled to have welcomed Grenada Rugby World 7s to our shores for a second consecutive year. Hosting an event of this calibre adds further depth to our ever-expanding sports tourism offering, and we are excited to continue our partnership with this Tournament as part of our efforts to bring Grenada’s diversity into the spotlight on the world stage.

Given that rugby is relatively new here, this event also solidifies our commitment to assisting with the development of this action-packed sport in the Spice Isle to provide our community with opportunities to participate in new activities, as well as our visitors with something extra they can enjoy during their time on the island. We look forward to bringing everyone an even bigger and better Grenada Rugby World 7s in 2024 and beyond.”

GRW7s General Manager Brian Stollmeyer said support for GRW7s from businesses and individuals, both locally and abroad, is growing from strength to strength and that this year was no exception. He thanked the following 2023 GRW7s Partners for their dedication and commitment to the event:

  • Presenting Partner – Grenada Tourism Authority
  • Official Beer of GRW7s – Stag Beer in conjunction with Carib Brewery (Grenada) Ltd.
  • Official Rum of GRW7s – Westerhall Rum
  • Official Home of GRW7s – Umbrellas Beach Bar
  • Official Broadcast Partner – ViralMedia TV
  • Official Car Rental Partner – Enterprise Rent-A-Car
  • Official Ice Provider – Island Ice Co. Ltd.
  • Official Special Events Partner – The Grenada Golf and Country Club
  • Official Insurance Partner – Netherlands Insurance Co. (WI) Ltd.
  • Official Entertainment Partner – Mount Cinnamon
  • Official Internet Provider – FLOW
  • Official Hydration Partners – Dasani and Powerade

The ‘Caribbean 7s’ Tournament began in Trinidad in the 1980s before moving to Tobago in 2011, and then on to Barbados in 2016. With last year’s move to Grenada, GRW7s is breaking new ground by strengthening the synergy between sports and tourism, and sports and entertainment, providing hundreds of teams, officials, and spectators an event ‘experience’ unlike any other Club Rugby 7s Tournament in the world.

Official 2023 GRW7s Prizes

WOMEN’S DIVISION

  • The GTA Winner’s Trophy US $9,000 – Rugby Quebec (Canada)
  • The Umbrellas Beach Bar Finalist’s Trophy US $4,000 – Atlantis (USA)
  • The Enterprise Rent-A-Car 3rd Place Trophy US $1,000 – Les Bleues OGs (Canada)
  • The Netherlands Insurance 4th Place Trophy US $1,000 – Caribbean Queens (Caribbean)

MEN’S DIVISION

  • The Stag Beer Winner’s Trophy US $2,500 – Atlantis (USA)
  • The Viral Media Finalist’s Trophy US $1,500 – The Misfits (Caribbean)
  • The Westerhall Rum 3rd Place Trophy US $500 – Rugby Quebec (Canada)
  • The Island Ice 4th Place Trophy US $500 – Barbados (Caribbean)

SPECIAL PRIZES

  • The Larry Mouttet Most Sociable Team Trophy – Find Rugby Now (FRN)
  • The Chantel MacLean Most Promising Female Player Trophy – Seneca Friend (Atlantis)
  • The Jamie Waters Most Promising Male Player Trophy – Alois Guaenere (Rugby Quebec)
  • The Nigel Slinger Most Promising Grenadian Player Trophy – Denny Fletcher