Calling All Women Rugby Players


Guam- The Guam Rugby Football Union is planning to nominate a Women’s Rugby Sevens Team to compete in the 2011 Pacific Games in New Caledonia in August 2011 and will be holding an initial registration and fitness assessment for potential players this Saturday at George Washington High School field starting at 3 pm, according to GRFU President Stephen Grantham.

Interested players must either have been born on island or have lived here for at least five years and have played rugby before, Grantham said. The initial tryout is to establish a list of interested ladies who have the necessary fitness, ability and motivation to represent Guam. Players who meet the initial fitness criteria will be given a conditioning program to follow leading up to final selection. The final players roster will be nominated to GNOC next February and those selected will then undertake an intensive training program to get into playing condition for New Caledonia where they will meet players from top rugby sevens nations Fiji, Samoa and Tonga, Grantham said.

“Guam Women have shown that they have the ability to compete at this level with great performances in the East Asian Games in Hong Kong in 2009 and again in the World University Rugby Championships in Portugal earlier this year. We want to continue to show Guam that rugby is a sport at which we can be internationally competitive, he said.

For more information contact Billy Chennaux at 482-5131 or Stephen Grantham at .


What: Fitness testing for the Guam women’s rugby sevens team participating in the 2011
Pacific Games in Noumea, New Caledonia.

When: 3:00 to 5:30 p.m. December 11

Where: George Washington High School Field

Cost: $10 registration

Information from a press release.