Both Griffins Men’s sides will be traveling this weekend. The D2 side will take part in the semi-finals at Boca Raton, while the Orange Cup team will host the Miami Tridents on a neutral pitch in Ft. Lauderdale. Kickoff times have been staggered with the Orange Cup match starting at 11:30am so that the players will have the opportunity to meet up with the D2 side in Boca before the semi-final match up kicks off at 2pm this Saturday, April 11.
In previous match ups the D2 side won a spirited match here in Orlando in the only game between Orlando and Boca this year, 18-7. The Orange Cup side also played a strong Miami Tridents team earlier in the year and should know the opponent well.
We hope all supporters can travel and Go Griffins!
Dear Esteemed Members of the Orlando Rugby Family,
This weekend we will be hosting our first annual Alumni Weekend in quite some time. The festivities kick off Friday and will continue through Saturday evening. We sincerely hope you will be able to attend. This is a big weekend for all parts of the club and will see the youth, women’s and men’s teams all compete. Please come out and support your Griffins at the matches scheduled to kickoff at 12:00 pm this Saturday, March 28. Below is the official agenda for the weekend.
Friday March 27th – Afternoon
Some old boys have decided on a golf outing. There may be time to squeeze in a few more. Please contact Jim Millar, information on contact was sent to the old boy mailing list.
Friday March 27th – 6:00pm
Location: McFadden’s Irish Restaurant & Saloon (back room)
Address: 8291 International Dr. Orlando, FL 32819
Purpose: Social between Old Boys and current Men/Women/Youth players
*Free Parking Garage
**The current teams will treat the old boys to Appetizers and Drinks
Saturday March 28th -12:00pm
Location: Central Florida Fairgrounds
Address: 50 E Central Blvd, Orlando, FL 32801
12:00pm – Field #2, Orlando Youth v Cape Pirates
2:00pm – Field #2, Oland Women v Fort Miami
2:00pm – Field #3, Orlando Men (A side) v Jacksonville
3:30pm – Field #3, Orlando Men (B side) v University of Central Florida (B side)
*The current teams will treat the old boys to a BBQ
**Social to follow all matches at Whiskey Dicks (downtown)
Saturday March 28th – 5:00pm
Location: Whiskey Dicks
Address: 50 E. Central Blvd. Orlando, FL 32801
***Shenanigans to follow
Two weeks ago Orlando traveled down to Miami to face the Bumblebees and came back with a 59-14 win. This weekend at 2pm Orlando will host the return leg as Miami and Orlando face off in the second to last match in the matrix season. The match will be located at the Orlando Fairgrounds, 4603 W Colonial Dr, Orlando, FL 32808, with A side kicking off at 2pm and the B side match to follow.
This contest holds a lot of significance for both A side and B side as they both battle for positioning in the playoffs. Orlando currently sits in 3rd place just behind Ft. Lauderdale and Boca Raton who play each other this weekend. You will see a strong lineup for the Griffins as they have been building some stiff competition for the starting XV over the season and hope to roll into the playoffs firing on all cylinders.
Come Out and Support Your Griffins!