The Concordia Stingers women's rugby team will host one of the most popular and emotional events on the fall schedule – the 17th annual Kelly-Anne Drummond Cup – Sunday at noon at Concordia Stadium.
The game pays tribute to Drummond, a former Stinger rugby player who died tragically on Oct. 4, 2004.
The Stingers, who have a 1-1 win-loss record after two road games, are excited to return to campus and play their home-opener versus the Sherbrooke Vert & Or in front of friends, family and Doreen Haddad, Kelly-Anne’s mother.
Haddad has been a devoted champion of the Stingers women’s rugby program for more than 20 years. She is so devoted that she set up a scholarship to support a women’s rugby player.
“I believe that this is what Kelly-Anne would want me to do to honour her legacy in an environment she loved and respected,” Haddad wrote on the web page supporting the scholarship. “Kelly-Anne cared and supported her teammates. She was a guiding light with an infectious smile.
“My message is personal. I believe that every woman can have the opportunity to obtain the education she wants without barriers.”
Donations in support of the scholarship are encouraged.
Drummond left behind many relatives, friends and teammates from her playing days at Concordia and with the Montreal Barbarians Rugby Club.
At the game, 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.
Tickets must be purchased in advance at stingers.ca/tickets.php.
Proof of double vaccination and photo ID are required at the entrance to the stadium.
Social distancing and masks requirements are in effect.