Second Time’s a Charm for World-Class Rugby Event

The 2023 Grenada Rugby World 7s (GRW7s) Tournament was recently hosted for a second time in Grenada at the Kirani James Athletics Stadium and it did not disappoint.

In partnership with the Grenada Tourism Authority (GTA), the longest running Club Rugby 7s
tournament in the region returned to the Spice Isle from 1-2 December bringing in sixteen (16)
of the world’s best Men’s and Women’s Elite 7s teams to compete for a US $20,000 total prize

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 caliber 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.

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Official 2023 GRW7s Prizes

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 3 rd  Place Trophy US $1,000 – Les Bleues OGs (Canada) 
The Netherlands Insurance 4 th  Place Trophy US $1,000 – Caribbean Queens (Caribbean)

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 3 rd  Place Trophy US $500 – Rugby Quebec (Canada)
The Island Ice 4th  Place Trophy US $500 – Barbados (Caribbean)

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