GRFU/Trophy Stall Sevens tournament set for this weekend
The Guyana Rugby Football Union (GRFU) has partnered with the Trophy Stall to stage a one-day Sevens tournament on Saturday at the National Park. Details of the tournament were announced on Friday when the sponsorship was finalised in Georgetown.
Trophy Stall has donated the first and second place trophies, Most Valuable Player prize, along with some refreshments.
The sponsorship is going towards a four-team Sevens tournament, which will also have female exhibition matches. Games in the one-day tournament will start at noon on Saturday (December 4) at the western side of the National Park.
Teams will comprise players of local rugby clubs and the ultimate aim is to get a core of players from which the National team for the next year’s Rugby Americas North (RAN) Championship in Mexico would be selected.
Proprietor of Trophy Stall, Ramesh Sunich, who was on hand at business’ South Road location where the presentation was done, urged other business entities to find a way to support sport in Guyana.
Meanwhile, the GRFU will host an event themed ‘Sip and Paint’ Black Tie Edition at Pressy’s Banquet Hall on Regent Street, Georgetown, from 18:30h to 23:00h, on Sunday, December 5.
The main aim is to raise funds to offset expenses for the upcoming Rugby Americas North (RAN) Sevens tournament in Mexico from February 11-13, 2022.
This will be the first of a series of fundraisers to offset the approximately GY$15 million budget to send a male and female Sevens team to the event.
Moreover, the 2022 RAN Sevens will also serve as qualifiers for 2022 Central American and Caribbean Games, Rugby World Cup Sevens, and the 2022 Commonwealth Games.