Month: July 2013

Fahey, rugby alum, wins Crossfit Games.

CONGRATULATIONS COLLEEN FAHEY!! 1st PLACE in the 2013 Reebok CrossFit Games Women’s Masters Division 50 – 54! Colleen is a former FSU Rugby Coach & Player – Go Florida Women’s Rugby! (she also played for the women’s national team!)

Steph Browne, UF rugby player, starts for USA Rugby Women’s Junior All-Americans in Final match

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The USA Rugby AIG Women’s Junior All-Americans suffered a heartbreaking defeat in the Final of the U20 Nations Cup Sunday, falling to a powerful Canadian side 27-3. Both teams came into the Final after comprehensive victories over South Africa and England, in which Browne started at wing, and the expected intensity and physicality certainly lived up to its billing. Browne played the first 68 of the 80 minute final match.

Fahey, former FSU player/coach, competing in Crossfit Games

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A former “hardcore rugby player” at Florida State University, Colleen Fahey went on to play for the U.S. National team, competing in the first ever Women’s World Cup in 1991, which the U.S. won.Competing in all three Open events, Fahey says she thinks her rugby background has helped her as a competitive CrossFitter. “Rugby instilled in me the ability to push past my comfort zone in training and reach for a goal,” she says. “For years, I was used to following a plan to get results and reacting to weaknesses that came up.”

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FRU to host Serevi Coaching Clinic September 14

The Florida Rugby Union will host a Serevi Coaching Clinic September 14 in the Orlando area. This is an excellent opportunity for coaches to keep current in the USAR coaching accreditation system since coaching education credits will be given to attendees. The clinic will be paired with player’s clinics on Saturday and Sunday. More details will be available as the course gets planned. The clinic is not a USAR certification clinic but is a chance to keep current certifications current and for coaching development.

GU Vote

At the February meeting of the FRU, we voted to apply to USA Rugby (USAR) for GU consideration and are looking to follow that up with membership approval (see below). We are waiting approval of the application from USAR. The FRU executive committee has reviewed the by-laws and would like to ask clubs to electronically approve the GU formation and GU by-laws prior to our meeting on July 21. The main reason is that both the existing by-laws and new by-laws require amendments to be distributed to the membership prior to the meeting.  If we approve the by-laws prior to the meeting, then we will have adequate time to provide notice of suggested changes from the membership. The meeting on July 21 would then serve to amend the by-laws, approve the budget, and elect GU officers. We could not vote to form the FRU GU at the last meeting as the by-laws had not been drafted with the USAR template.

The by-laws with changes to the FRU existing by-laws highlighted can be found at:
FRU Bylaws June 19 Revision
If approved, these can be amended at the July 21 meeting.
We are asking that clubs comment below on the comments area OR email with one of the following ( please add your club name in the email):
I approve the FRU GU formation and the GU by-laws
I do not approve the FRU GU formation and the GU by-laws
If you wish to amend the by-laws, please provide the motion and wording in your email or comment. All amendments will be given consideration at the meeting July 21.

FRU Summer Meeting

The FRU Summer Meeting will be held on Sunday, July 21, at 10:30 AM. Meeting to last approximately 1 1/2 hours.

The purpose of the meeting is to form the new GU with adoption of new by-laws, budget, and officer elections.

For more information on the GU formation:

Meeting Location:

Residence Inn Ft. Myers Sanibel
20371 Summerlin Drive, Fort Myers, FL

Paper copies of the agenda, budget, and by-laws will not be distributed at the meeting. Please bring paper or electronic copies for personal use if needed.

GU FAQ page

1.  By-law approval to form GU if not already completed
2. Officer Elections for GU
3. By-Law Amendments for GU – FRU Bylaws June 19 Revision with amendments put forth 7 days prior to meeting
4. Budget Approval for GU –New Budget Explanation and Summary  and Florida GU Budget link
5. All Florida Day Discussion (this is FRU LAU business, not GU business, so will be conducted according to FRU LAU by-laws with LAU officers, if different)