Month: January 2014

Orlando Rugby Blood Drive for Cannon Wiggins

This Saturday, we will be holding a blood drive for Cannon Wiggins at the Hammered Lamb. Cannon is 2 years old and has been diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer, known as Stage 4 Neuroblastoma. Treatment runs between $2-$4 million, but blood donations are essential to his survival. Orlando Rugby’s men and women will be supporting Cannon in his fight. For those of you able to donate blood, thank you. If you’re unable to do so, join us for a drink anyway and celebrate the event. Please invite friends, family, co-workers, neighbors, the mailman, and anyone you can think of to make this a successful evening in honor of Cannon. This is an opportunity for Orlando Rugby to make a positive impact on the community and help Cannon win his battle over cancer.
Cannonballing Cancer
Date: Saturday, Feb 1st, 2014
Time: 4pm-10pm
Location: Hammered Lamb
Address: 1235 N Orange Ave, Orlando, FL 32804

“Old Boys” Rugby

This is a reminder that all participants in rugby in FL and the USA need to be registered with USA Rugby, including Old boys players. USAR registration/CIPP will be checked at matches including Old boys Games.  Given that Old boys may not have a single club that they identify with for registration, they may register at Large for the Florida GU. If a player is registered “at Large” they are NOT eligible to compete for a club in any Florida competition that leads to a state or national championship, they must be registered for the club with which they want to compete. No exceptions will be made to this policy.
To register:
– select the tab “Unions”
– select the subheading “Florida Geographic Union”
-if competing for a club, select that club
– if not competing for a specific club, find “Florida GU At Large” and select the register button next to that subheading
– the rest of the registration should be self explanatory, but a failure to figure out the registration system in not a reason to be non- compliant

Regional Team Try-Out

Although Florida is no longer a part of USA Rugby South, their team program is still open to players from our Union to participate. Please see this link for details for those looking to play beyond their own clubs:

Certified Touch Judge and/or Assistant Referee Online Courses

See link below to sign up and become a certified Touch Judge and/or Assistant Referee. You must be a member of USA rugby to register for any of the courses. Each course is an online webex evening class or Sunday afternoon class.  They must be a member of USA rugby to take the courses as well. Multiple courses will be offered during the year. Registration is limited to 10 students per session.

Courses are currently posted for:

Jan 13
Jan 14
Jan 26
Feb 2
Feb 11
Feb 12