Valentine’s Day this year of 2015 will see your Orlando Griffins travel to play Jacksonville with a 2pm kickoff. Updated details on travel plans will be posted Friday. Come follow your Griffins to see them play for 2nd place in the top Division of Rugby in Florida. Look for further details.
The Orange County Clash, Orlando’s very own Quad Rugby Club, held a fundraiser this past weekend that saw your Griffins put in a competitive side in the tournament. Quad Rugby, otherwise known as “Murderball” is a sport for athletes with a disability and proved to be very compelling.
Orlando Players- Daniel McGann, Patrick Keady, Andrew Tatro, Rinaldo Cartaya, Chris Corchado and Jeremiah Murphy.
The open style of the tournament saw your Griffins go 2-0 over other local volunteers including match ups with Florida Hospital and Seminole PTA’s. Orlando showed that any type of Rugby has the same basic principles in communication and teamwork as the Final between the Griffins and The Orange County Clash went into the half all tied at 8-8. The Clash and their experience proved too much for your Griffins as they came up short in the end, losing 15-11 to the Clash.
The overall fundraiser was a great success and ORFC has now built a lasting relationship with the Clash. There are talks of another Quad Rugby Tournament March 21st and the Griffins will be looking to attend. Thank you for all the volunteer help and a special thanks to our physio Casie Richards for helping the Griffins find this opportunity.
The men will be practicing the next 2 Thursdays at Hungerford Prep, location below:
Robert Hungerford Prep Field
Location: 100 E Kennedy Blvd Eatonville, FL 32751
Tuesday practice will still be held at Gilbert McQueen.