Press Release:– The Saint Lucia Rugby Football Union (SLRFU), International Female Referee, Ms. Chantel John, left on 16th April to officiate in the 3rd edition of the Tropical 7s or Tropical Rugby International Youth Sevens on 19th & 20th April, 2019 at the Omni Orlando Championsgate Resort, Orlando, Florida.
This tournament was open to U 14 boys, U16 girls and boys, U18 boys and girls open and elite and U23 Womens open and elite and U23 Mens. A total of 110 teams took part.
On Friday 19th Ms. John was assistant referee for 6 of the under U18 division games and refereed for one of the U16 boys games. On Saturday 20th Ms. John refereed for 6 of the U16 girls games and assisted in one of the U 8 finals.
Ms. John had officiated in several international tournaments during 2018, including the Rugby Americas North 7s Tournament in September, 2018 and the Barbados World Rugby 7s in December, 2018, and she is expected to do the same in 2019.
Ms. John not only referees games locally, but is also an assistant coach for the National Female Team, her technical knowledge a great benefit for all involved.
As Ms. John’s continues to get international recognition in the rugby world, the Saint Lucia Rugby Football Union wishes her well and encourages her to continue to pursue her goals.