Orlando Griffins Youth Rugby
The Orlando Youth Griffins are an under 19 high school rugby team that plays and practices in Orlando. They were established in 2011 by students from local high schools in Orange County but now have members from Seminole and Osceola Counties. The Griffins compete in three seasons offering year around rugby. The spring season sees competition towards the Florida Rugby Union High School Championships and the Southern and USA rugby championships. Our fall season is dedicated to a more regional competition for a Florida Cup champion. During this period we also look to play the top teams in the Southeast U.S. The summer is 7’s season. Seven’s rugby is faster paced version of the game. We participate in several summer (1 day) tournaments.
The purpose of the club is to give young men under the age of 19 and in high school an outlet that current high school interscholastic sports do not offer and to provide a positive environment that is an alternative to gangs and other illegal activities. Rugby is a game that teaches respect and discipline while promoting fitness.
The Orlando U-19 Griffins operate in association with the Orlando Rugby Club, their parent club and the Orlando Rugby Foundation (5013c status) in growing the sport here in Central Florida . We rely on a close relationship with ORFC’s past and present players for development and growth within rugby. Once players have matriculated from the U-19 and youth programs the relationship that has been established with ORFC has fostered an environment that allows the players to continue their participation in rugby in the Orlando area.
Being able to provide these young men an environment of positive physical and mental growth takes a lot of resources. These resource include 3 volunteer coaches, 3 current members of administration, and of course monetary resources. You will find in this packet our yearly budget, and a wishlist for things we need. Thank you for your consideration.
Head Coach, Orlando Griffins, Youth
The youth team has started training for the fall. For more information contact Team Manager Ken Sasiadek at email@example.com or Head Coach Chris Quigley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Practices are from 6:30p to 8:30p at Glenridge Middle School /Blue Jacket Park in Orlando near Baldwin Park.
Youth is for all middle and high school ages.