Did you know?
Rugby is a relatively new sport to the Spice Isle of Grenada.
In fact, it’s safe to say that before 2021, any rugby activity on the island was minimal, if any.
However, over the past couple of years Grenada National 7s player and President of the newly-formed Grenada Rugby Union Carrim Browne and his team have been firmly dedicated to their mission of growing rugby in the tri-island state of Grenada, Carriacou, and Petite Martinque, and the sport is now steadily gaining momentum.
Expanding their reach …
In late 2021, Carrim began heading up local discussions surrounding establishing a rugby union in Grenada to increase the awareness of, and interest in, rugby amongst the local population.
Grenada Rugby Union now holds training sessions once a week and encourages anyone interested to come and give the sport a try, with no experience necessary.
As support on the ground continues to grow, the Union are now also working with the Ministry of Education to introduce rugby into schools and to get young Grenadians involved in the game.
The aim is to build a solid player base and expand their reach, so that future generations to come can all enjoy the game of rugby in Grenada.
Last year, the Grenada Rugby Union made further strides forward, officially electing a Board and Administrative team:
President – Carrim Browne
Vice-President – Isaac Saavedra
Treasurer – Chad Da Silva
Secretary – Tony Villaneuve
Public Relations officers – Shakim Lord and Nigel Layne
Coach – Benjamin Hochhalter
Impressively, also in 2022, the first ever Grenadian rugby team, the ‘Greenz’ made their international debut at the Grenada Rugby World 7s (GRW7s) during the exhibition matches and gave many locals their first taste of the sport, injecting further enthusiasm into the ever-growing Union.
The Greenz intend to compete at this year’s GRW7s and showcase just how much their hard work has paid off.
For more information, visit @grenadarugby on Instagram.
Watch this space!