With humble beginnings in Trinidad in the 1980s, the ‘Caribbean 7s’ started out as an annual tournament, primarily with local and regional competition. It continued until 2010, when it was revived by a group of rugby enthusiasts and the help of the Tobago Rugby Club.
From 2011 to 2015, the tournament was re-homed and hosted in Tobago before making the big move to the birthplace of Caribbean rugby, Barbados, in 2016.
The newly-named ‘Rugby Barbados World 7s’ then enjoyed four years of success, breaking exciting new ground for the sport of rugby in Barbados (and world-wide) in 2018/2019 when it was staged at the world-famous national cricketing venue – Kensington Oval.
The tournament continued to grow from strength to strength, and with lucrative prize month of US $20, 000 and solid silver Hamilton & Inches trophies, it quickly gained the reputation of one of rugby’s most popular international events – attracting some of the best Elite and Social Men’s and Women’s Club Rugby teams from all over the world.
With this year’s move to the Spice Isle of the Caribbean, the 2022 Grenada Rugby World 7s (GRW7s) seeks to strengthen the synergy between sports and tourism, and sports and entertainment, even further by providing teams, officials, and spectators an expanded event ‘experience’ with a little something for everyone – entertainment, arts, culture, and crafts, local culinary delights, and so much more.