The Concordia Stingers women’s rugby team will host one of the most popular and emotional events on the schedule – the 13th annual Kelly-Anne Drummond Cup – Friday evening at Concordia stadium.
The Stingers will battle the Montréal Carabins at 7 p.m. The winner of the game will be awarded the Kelly-Anne Drummond Cup, symbolic of women's university rugby supremacy in Montreal and a tribute to Drummond, a former Stinger who died tragically on Oct. 4, 2004.
Drummond left behind many relatives, friends and teammates from her playing days at Concordia and with the Montreal Barbarians Rugby Club.
Everyone gathers to celebrate Kelly-Anne’s spirit and love of rugby. She was a member of the Concordia women's rugby team from 1999 through 2001. A front row player, she was respected by her teammates for her commitment to the game and her work ethic. She also charmed her many friends with her inquisitiveness and fun-loving approach to life. She graduated from Concordia University with a major in Communications in 2002.
After the game Doreen Haddad and John Drummond, Kelly-Anne’s parents, will present the trophy to the captains of the winning team.
The Stingers defeated the McGill Martlets 68-5 last October to win the Cup. It was the eighth consecutive win for Concordia.
There is a $5 charge to attend the game. As well, Haddad and Concordia are asking spectators and participants to make a donation to help support Women Aware programs.
The Montreal organization is a non-profit, community-based centre founded by former victims of domestic violence. Its mission is to support, inspire and empower as well as prevent and strive to end domestic violence against women, men, youth and children.