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ORFC 2014-2015 AGM Results

August 4th, 2014

Orlando Rugby Football Club held the Annual General Meeting downtown this past Sunday, August 3rd. The gathering is of monumental importance as it serves as an avenue for every club member to voice his or her opinion on the future leadership and path of the club. After the Executive Committee (Excom) elections the members raised many valid topics including; off-season workout regiments, full time pitch availability, sponsorships, safe practices at future socials along with many other points for discussion. We were very happy to see a fantastic turn out that was preceded and followed by gatherings at our local downtown sponsor, Whiskey Dick’s, and hope for continued support as ORFC establishes itself as “The Face of Rugby in the South”.

Our 2014-2015 EXCOM follows:

President- Jason Hamilton

Vice President- Eric Jacovetti

Match Secretary- Daniel McGann

Treasurer- Thomas Murphy

Social Chair- Christopher Clare

Fundraising Chair- Rinaldo Cartaya III

Development Chair- Steve Profit

Team Manager- Kenny Bernstein

Recruitment Chair- TBD

Be advised that the first meeting of the 2014-2015 Excom will be held Monday, August 11 at Whiskey Dicks from 7 pm to  9 pm. All interested parties are encouraged to attend.

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ORFC Rugby Banquet – June 7th

May 27th, 2014

It’s that time of year again for our Annual Orlando Rugby Banquet.   We’ll be holding the event on June 7th, from 6:30pm-11pm at the Embassy Suites in downtown Orlando.  The evening will include a buffet style dinner, end-of-the-year video, awards, youth scholarship, and our new Hall-of-Fame inductee.  Immediately following the event, all those of age will be reconvening to Whiskey Dick’s for a nightcap.  Everyone is welcome to attend and we hope you’re able to join us for the festivities.

Date: June 7th, 2014
Time: 6:30pm-11:00pm
Location: Embassy Suites downtown (Rooms: San Juan I & II)
Address: 191 E. Pine St. Orlando, FL 32801
Cost: $35 per person for youth ($35/person for each family member)
$40 per person for players, family members, and old boys
$45 per person, if paid at the door.

Anyone who would like to prepay, please send a check to Tom Murphy at the following address:
4918 Hidden Springs Boulevard Orlando, FL 32819-3317


Embassy Salad Bar- Mixed Greens with Grape Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Carrots, Candied Pecans, Cheese, and Duet of Dressings

Artisan Rolls and Flatbreads with Creamery Butter

Grilled Chicken Breast with Marsalla Infused Mushrooms

Flat Iron Beef Stroganoff

Seasonal Vegetables

Roasted Potatoes

Chef’s Choice Desserts-2 Selections
I look forward to having everyone present for the event.


Jason A. Hamilton
President, Orlando Rugby

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Naples Here and Miami There

February 26th, 2014

This weekend the men host Naples in the their final home game of the season while the women head off to Miami for their matrix first game of the season.

Match, Kickoff 2 pm
Showalter East
2525 Cady Way
Winter Park, FL 32792

Social to follow
Whiskey Dick’s
50 E Central Blvd
Orlando, FL 32801

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Orlando Youth Invited to Nationals

February 26th, 2014
Orlando Youth have been invited to Nationals!! A massive honor. First team ever from Florida to participate.

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Match Report: 2/22 at Jacksonville

February 24th, 2014

On Saturday, February 22, your Orlando RFC traveled to Jacksonville to play the rescheduled matrix match. It was a beautiful, sunny day at Huffman Park. The pitch was dry and the wind was an indication that prepared fitness would be of the essence. Jacksonville struck early on a penalty kick. Following the points, a kick for touch resulted in from by all accounts a hard fought goal line stand where the defensive persistence was finally outmatched, with a Jacksonville score. Lack of confidence in officiating aside, the rest of the first half combined with the entire second half saw sloppy, mismanaged breakdowns. The difference came in the second half when Orlando saw multiple, clean attempts at nearly full length pitch tries, two of which were called back with the opposing touch judge and referee determining the runner had gone into touch before grounding the ball. In the second half, Orlando used exceptional open field play and erased a twenty-point deficit down to six, with a prop in the bin nonetheless. After our man was brought back on, another was sent off. Using the man advantage, Jacksonville scored the dagger resulting in a 37 – 24 L for Orlando RFC. Tries scored on the day go to Will Doherty skipping and playing eight, Juan Dengel playing inside center, Sam Nelson playing wing, and Bart Longchamp playing flanker. Orlando awarded Eric Jacovetti  (playing scrumhalf) with the Man of the Match honors, a welcome form of encouragement to play at a higher level to finish out the season strongly.

The B-side match was, again, a modified 10s format. Orlando and Jacksonville went blow for blow resulting in a small Jacksonville victory, and a universal, full-blown thirst for payback from the club, in general, for the second trip we make there in three short weeks. No Man of the Match honors were provided for either club, but with more than half the side playing in unfamiliar positions, this match and the first both showcased the obvious talent we possess among our ranks and the even more obvious need to demonstrate it through cooperation.

This week, Orlando RFC hosts its final home match of the year against Naples. We really are grateful for all the continued support and look forward to seeing faces both familiar and unfamiliar at this match. Make no mistake; if you are in attendance you will have a good time. We’ll see you on the pitch.

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