RUGBY: Saint Lucia Women In RAN 10s In Barbados

Image: Saint Lucia women in action. (PHOTO: DP/SLRFU)
Saint Lucia women in action. (PHOTO: DP/SLRFU)

The Saint Lucia Women’s Rugby Team left the island on Thursday 18th July for Barbados to compete in the Rugby Americas North (RAN) 10-A-Side Tournament, the tournament taking place at the Bellevue Plantation Polo Club and ending on Sunday 21st.

According to SLRFU, the four day tournament will feature a number of male and female teams from around the region.

The Women’s 10s tournament is entering its fourth year with an increase in the number of teams competing, and also the quality of play.

Saint Lucia is placed in Group A alongside the USA, Trinidad and Tobago and Curacao.

On Friday 19th, the Saint Lucian women started their campaign against the USA from 10.00 a.m. then took on Trinidad and Tobago at 1.00 p.m. and Curacao at 3.30 p.m. on Day 1.

The Saint Lucia women’s team recently returned home from the RAN 7-A-Side Olympic Qualifier in the Cayman Islands where they gave a brilliant showing of their rugby skills and easily secured the third place silverware.

President of Saint Lucia Rugby Football Union, Roger Butcher, who is also travelling with the team as Manager, took the time out to congratulate the 15 ladies selected to represent Saint Lucia on this momentous occasion.

The squad reads: Loianna Alexander, Marline Cherry (captain), Renetta Frederick, Winnie Della Rene, Electra Marcelle, Kameka President, Mary Roberts, Marissa Wilfred, Genesis Alfred, Daleanna Alcide, Mylene Grunberg, Josel Gonzague, Kera Dornelly, Kisha Jeanik Edgar and Shawnette St. Juste.

Also accompanying the team to Barbados are Physiotherapist and Assistant Manager – Zhenya C. Allain and Coach – Wayne Pantor.

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