Friday the 1st of May saw yet another successful Tag Rugby Festival for Orkney Rugby Football Club, this year in association with Active Schools.
The committee list on the contacts page has been updated for the new seson.
Could everybody on the list please take a moment to double check their details, including email addresses:
(click on the link & send yourself an email - if it gets returned or you dont receive it then there is a problem.)
Some people have multiple entries, as well as info on different pages such as the Youth & Mini rugby pages- please check these as well.
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Please take the time now to ensure your contact details on the website are up to date prior to the start of the season, rather than waiting until half way through when you find out people have been trying to get in touch without success.
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What's On: 18th - 25th May
· Girls training 3pm – 4:15pm at ORFC
· Girls joint training with Caithness at ORFC. Details TBC
1st XV Fixtures:
Orkney RFC is happy to announce it is looking for a new Community Coach to take on the role of delivering tag rugby throughout the primary schools in Orkney and assist in the rugby development of the region. Through the Scottish Rugby Modern Apprentice scheme, the Community Coach will undertake a Level 2 and Level 3 qualification with the possibility of progressing onto a degree after the end of their term.
Please find the job description below, you can apply via Scottish Rugby below:
Please Note: Scottish Rugby applications close on the 15th May 2015. If you would like to apply but cannot make this date, please email Tom Hughes at firstname.lastname@example.org
A huge thank you to Mark Sinclair for his hard work and dedication over the past two years in post.
The mini-rugby section of ORFC held their tournament on Saturday morning with two teams from Kirkwall and one from Dounby and St Andrews in both age groups and a team from Shetland in the P6-P7s and a Barbarians team (which was mainly Dounby boys) in the younger group.
Pickaquoy Playing Fields
Saturday, May 2, 2015
After a fantastic festival of rugby, which started shortly after 9am with the youth sides competing on the back pitches at Pickaquoy - and included girls, minis and midi competitions - the Orkney Builders Sevens day ended with an early evening victory for one of the six visiting sides, Stewarts Melville
The visiting side beat Orkney 19-7 in a final that had all the attributes of an entertaining Sevens match.
Orkney were very pleased to be hosting some top quality sides for their 48th Sevens tournament, and this reflected in the results elsewhere on the day.
In the Plate final, frequent visitors and close friends Grangemouth beat Predators 32-7, while Currie beat West 24-0 in the Pale Final.
The draw for the 48th Annual Orkney Sevens has been made - you can see the tables on the sevens page
18 rugby teams, music, food, refreshments, scattered cloud with sunny spells. What more do you want?!
First ties 12:30.
Stewart's Melville - winners of the 2015 Orkney Builders (Contractors) Sevens.
Grangemouth - winners of the Plate
and Currie - winners of the Bucket (aka Pale, aka Pail)
Full results available on the sevens page
On Sunday the 26th of April over 75 young players travelled over the Firth to the Caithness Mini- Rugby Festival. We had 4 teams, Orkney 1 to 4, in the P6/7 Section and 4 teams, Orkney A to D, in the P4/5 Section.
Inga McCartney is looking for any parents of kids from Kirkwall, St Andrew's or Dounby who are playing in the Mini or Rookie tournaments who can bring Sandwiches and/or homebakes to contribute to the refreshments in the tent on Saturday. Also any that can spare 20mins to help serve the food.
She also needs 10-12 pots of soup.
Anyone able to help can you please contact Inga on 875989 or 07712 224002
There is an excellent selection of teams lining up for the 48th Annual Orkney 7s so far:
The action starts at 9am on Saturday with U14s, U16s & Girls Tournaments and mini/rookies from 11am.
The draw for the Main Tournament takes place at 11:30 with first ties at the earlier than usual time of 12:30.
(More details on the Sevens page)
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