Saturday the 5th of September is the start of the Mini & Rookie Rugby Season. To get the Season off with a bang we will be holding a joint session for Dounby & Kirkwall at the Rugby Club. Mini’s session is 10.00 to 11.30 and Rookie’s session is 11.00 to 11.45. On Sunday the St Andrews session Mini’s 11.00 to 12.30 & Rookie’s session 11.00 to 11.45. All are welcome so come along and give rugby a try. There will be a photo session at the end of the Mini-Rugby session in Kirkwall with representatives of Scottish Sea Farms who have given a generous sponsorship to our Community Rugby. If you require any further information please contact, Dounby - Jeffry Dougall 771339. Kirkwall - Brian Lanni 870593 & St Andrews – Karen Davies 781460.
Pickaquoy, Sat 29th August 2015
Orkney RFC U18s 8, Ellon RFC U18s 54
Orkney RFC under 18s kicked off there season with a friendly against Ellon Rugby Club who had already played two gamesa against stiff opposition. Ellon played in the National League last season so the Orkney boys new it was going to be no walk in the park. The game started in a unfortunate way for Sam Kennedy when after just a few minutes he dislocated his shoulder for the third time, Ellon kindly gave Orkney two of there subs. The difference in game time was not apparent in the first fifteen minutes, Orkney really took the game to Ellon and were awarded a penalty for there efforts this was successfully converted by Sam Croy.
What's On: 31st-6th August / September
1st XV Fixtures:
Ken Amer from Orkney Photographic interviews club captain Alan 'Goose' Brown on the challenges ahead in BT National League Division 3...
This is a huge fundraiser for travel funds for all sections of the club and all help would be greatly appreciated.
The Clubhouse will be open for receiving goods on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings when there is training on and from 10am on Saturday morning. Please check main page of website for training times. Changing room 1 is being used as a store.
Karen Davies may still be looking for one or two people to fill in the rota for helping at the Blue Door so if you feel that you can do a 2 or 3 hour shift then please get in touch with her.
We are still also looking for home bakes and items suitable for a raffle prize as these also provide a valuable income stream for the week. Karen's number is 07939900541.
Please keep spreading the word through social media and good old fashioned talking so that we can make a success of this.
Nearly time for a new rugby season! But first it's County Show........hopefully!
The ORFC stand at the show will include BAKING and a BOTTLE STALL(a large stock of bottles is required to keep it running all day). We will be delighted to accept anything from spirits,wine,tomato sauce,cans of juice,shampoo etc.
Bottles and baking can be dropped off at 20 Burnside, Kirkwall or Robertsons Oil Depot,Shore Street, Kirkwall any time this week or next.
The Club are also very lucky to have the BLUE DOOR for one week starting on Monday 7th September. Keep an eye on the website but goods can get dropped off at The Club on Tuesday/Thursday evenings and Saturdays once the Minis get started.
It is great we have so many bairns in the Junior section - please help us use these opportunities to get the fundraising off to a flyer.
Thank you for your support,
Junior/Social Membership Secretary
This Saturday - 25th July - see's Orkney RFC take on their northern neighbours in the Shetland Times Cup, Intercounty match. Orkney will be looking to regain the Cup on Home soil following the defeat in Shetland a few years ago.
Due to the continuing poor weather and heavy ground conditions, the venue for the match has been moved to the sand-based pitch at DOUNBY with the kick-off being scheduled for 1pm
Supporters are welcome to view this competitive match that will see a mix of experience and development players in action.
The newly refurbished Clubhouse will be open for post match refreshments (and hilarity) with a bit of Shetland craic in the mix too.
See you all there.
We have a raffle on the go folks with some top quality spirits as prizes! Top prize is s bottle of 30 year old highland park! Tickets on sale from the players or skippers bar! £2 per ticket! Support your local club! Draw to be made on Saturday night at the club!
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