Here's your Orkney RFC team to take on league rivals Dunfermline RFC in the final of the Caledonia Regional Shield.
Come along to Picky at 1pm on Saturday and cheer on the lads in the last home game of the year
The winners will progress to the semis of the National Shield competition, with the final taking place at Murrayfield on 25 April 2020.
On Saturday 30th November Orkney RFC hosted the 5th and final event of the Caledonia North Girls Series. Previous Series Events had been held at Caithness, Highland, Moray and Aberdeen with the Orkney girls attending these events in a partnership with Caithness RFC.
Orkney’s event was attended by over 70 girls from Caithness, Moray/Huntly, Orkney and Shetland. Held at the KGS, 3 pitches were set out for U18s, U16s and U14/U12s. The Series emphasis is heavily lent towards player development looking to give every girl as much playing time as possible. With this in mind teams were made up from an amalgamation of all the clubs players and games were played across all the age groups. This ensured every girl played a minimum of 40 minutes of rugby.
Club Chairman Gary Nicolson commented:
“I was delighted to see so many girls up for the festival here in Orkney. With such a rapid rise of the female game it shows great prospect for the future of the sport. Some really talented young players from all over Caledonia and I’m sure we will see more of them in the foreseeable”
As a first of its kind for Orkney RFC the event was hailed as a great success and thanks go to all the volunteers and players for the fantastic display of girls rugby. Special thanks must go to the referees and to the Parents, ORFC's cook Ellie and the Orkney Dragons who provided food ensuring no one went home hungry.
Girl’s training takes place on Monday nights 6-7:30pm at the Market Stance Riding Centre. Open to all girls aged 10 upwards.
What's On: 2 - 8 December
Orkney S2’s Match Report v Granite City
10 November 2019
Granite City arrived with a squad of 13 S 2’s and with 15 Orkney players available a 14 a- side match was organised played over 4 periods of 15 minutes. Isaac Deerness, Kadyn Harcus, Ryan Linklater and Declan MacLeod all played a period for Granite City.
As it was Remembrance Sunday a minute’s silence was observed before the game started.
This was a closely contested match for quite a time.
Orkney S1’s Match Report v Granite City
10 November 2019
Granite City arrived with a squad of 12 S 1’s and with 8 Orkney players available a ten a side match was organised played over 3 periods of 15 minutes on a full length pitch with the width reduced.
As it was Remembrance Sunday a minutes silence was observed before the game started.
The match started off as an open affair with both teams attacking strongly with the defences being not so strong.
Orkney scored first with some good handling between Sammy Laughton, Angus Dougall, and Will Brass releasing Calum (one of the Granite City players) to open the scoring. From the restart Granite City attacked and then fumbled the ball. From the resultant scrum Orkney pressurised the Granite City defence with Craig Morris ending up with the ball to run over and score the second try. Will converted the try and Orkney were 12-0.
With Christmas approaching and a big day at ORFC tomorrow we will have the 50th Anniversary Books on sale all day.
There are only a few books left, so if you know someone who would like one as a Christmas, Birthday or Anniversary gift you can get one at the Club tomorrow.
The Orcadian Bookshop will also be selling any remaining copies of the Club’s 50th Anniversary Book if you can’t get into town tomorrow.
Each book covers the full history of the club as well as all the match facts and statistics throughout its history, and there is an abundance of photos of all the Club’s teams from its inception until the end of last season.
A book only costs £25 and each purchase makes a good contribution to the Club’s funds.
In addition, two signed books will be raffled tomorrow and, while quite a few raffle tickets have already been sold, more will be on sale at tomorrow’s games so you can buy tickets to get a chance of securing one of these special edition books. The draw will be made after the meals and speeches tomorrow.
If you can’t make it to the Club tomorrow and would like to reserve a book call or text Ian Carse on 878339 or O7415 680706 and leave your contact details. You can also reserve a book by sending Ian an email.
Help your Club, Buy a Book, and give someone a wonderful present!!
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