OTTAWA - Former Carleton Ravens captain Roberta Drummond helped the Ottawa Wolves capture the Amanda Cup as the winners of the inaugural women's division 2022 Bingham Cup. The Wolves avenged their only round-robin loss in the finals beating the New York Village Lions 14-10.
The Bingham Cup is the biennial world championships of gay and inclusive rugby and one of the largest 15-a-side rugby tournaments in the world.
Drummond played five seasons with the Ravens, including co-captaining the team to the 2022 RSEQ Bronze Medal. For her efforts, Drummond was named Player of the Tournament.
“Im so thankful to have the opportunity to play in the Bingham Cup with the Ottawa Wolves," said Drummond. "It was an amazing, competitive, inclusive environment to be immersed in."
Delays due to the pandemic pushed the tournament from 2020 to 2022 allowing Drummond a once-in-a-lifetime to play in the inaugural women's division. "Winning the inaugural women's championship on home soil, in the world's largest amateur international tournament was a phenomenal feeling."
Drummond, who played a key role in Carleton's Varsity council as a member of the Gender Equity/2SLGTBQ+ Committee, saw the tournament as a way to continue to grow the game of rugby. "I’m always looking for ways to grow the game and promote inclusivity in sport. If the world took away anything from this tournament, let the kids know that there is a space for everyone in rugby. Thanks to the Wolves for having me.”
In April, Drummond was honoured as Carleton University’s Outstanding Graduating Female Athlete. Drummond was a two-time Academic All-Canadian. From Belleville, Drummond's 83 career regular-season points, Drummond is third all-time in program scoring.
While she continues to play at the club level, Drummond will continue to help grow the game as she joins her former co-captain Anastasia Bourka in the broadcast booth for Ravens women's rugby broadcasts this fall.
Drummond will make her on-air debut as the Ravens host McGill on Friday, September 9th at 4 PM.