The club runs a very successful "50" Club with an average 100 members each month and this raises a sum in the region of £1,000 per annum, which helps pay for travel costs, making the "50" Club a major source of fund-raising for the club and as such the continued support of existing members is of vital importance.
We would also like to increase the number to reach the 150 if at all possible.
There is a monthly draw of the existing members which takes place at each monthly committee meeting.
Each member pays £2.00 per share per month with 50% of the income going out in prizes.
You may take as many shares as you wish.
If you are not a member please complete the bankers order below and return it to Olga Burton, Raasay, Grainpark, Kirkwall KW15 1UL or alternatively you may send a cheque for £24.00 for each share you wish, or you can set up a Standing Order, this will ensure your place in the monthly draws for one year.
Please email quantity of shares to email@example.com if not sending back the below form. Cheques should
be made payable to Orkney Rugby Football Club and sent along with the form to me.
N.B. Those who filled in a bankers order in the past need not do anything, unless of course you wish to purchase more shares.
Click below to download a suitable version of the form:
The Junior membership forms have been updated for the new season. You can complete them online or download & print them at home.
Please also ensure you complete the medical & photographic consent forms and return them to the coach or membership convenor, whose details can be found on the relevant forms or the club's Contacts Page.
Parents are reminded that they must also complete a SCRUMS registration for each child if they haven’t already done so.
Are you missing rugby? Suffering from the lockdown blues?
Here’s your chance to reminisce about past adventures with a copy of the 50th Anniversary Book.
The remaining uncollected books have been returned to sale and with Christmas approaching it’s an ideal time to grab one of the last copies
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 Orcadian Bookshop in Kirkwall or from Ian Carse.
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 during this trying (pun intended!) time. The books need to be all sold to avoid the club being out of pocket, so if there’s somebody you know who still doesn’t have a copy, please pop down to the Orcadian Bookshop or 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!!
***All members and supporters.***
The SRU have announced to end the current competitive season for 20/21. Given the current circumstances we feel that this is the correct decision. At the moment our main concern must be the safety of our community.
We would like to thank all the sponsors, social and playing members who have continued to support us throughout this difficult time.
As we are a tier 1 area we will continue to train across all age groups as long as regulations allow us to do so. We are taking all the appropriate safety measures to keep our players/coaches safe and will continue to do so. We would like to thank all the players who have been back playing and for following the guidance. We feel it is important for the club to offer a training opportunity for our club members for the their health and well-being.
As disappointing as it is to have no competitive rugby this season, the main thing is that everyone is safe and we can get everyone back to play the following season.
Thank you to everyone for all their support. We will keep you updated with any further changes.
Orkney rugby football club
Hello everyone, hope you are surviving these strange times.
I'm writing this year as usual to send you the social membership forms for the coming season. However, as you'll know this year is not usual!
Every year your membership is very much appreciated in supporting the Club financially and we hope that in return you are able to enjoy watching some matches at whatever level or enjoy a drink in the Clubhouse and meet up for a yarn with friends old and new.
This year I'm afraid we cannot offer any of this. At the moment, no competitive games until January 2021 at the earliest but this will obviously be under review. Also, the Clubhouse is not open for changing facilities or socialising. It's a sad state of affairs.
Rugby training has been underway for all sections for a few weeks now and numbers have been encouraging considering the situation we all find ourselves in.
So at a recent meeting (via zoom) it was suggested that I send out memberships but point out that at the moment the club can not offer you any games to watch or a club house to socialise in.
We would very much appreciate your support this year but understand that everyone's situations are difficult in these strange times.
Take care everyone and very much hope to see you soon.
Karen, Social membership secretary
You can complete a membership form online here
Today marks the beginning of this years Scottish Women & Girls in Sport Week.
This week provides an opportunity to throw a spotlight on women and girls participation in sport and physical activity. Rugby is currently one of the fastest growing sports, but it doesn’t come without its barrier.
Here at Orkney Rugby Football Club, we want women and girls to get involved in rugby, either for the first time or returning after a break!
A very fitting video to share on the run up to the return of the Women’s Six Nations. Make sure and tune in tomorrow for Scotland v France at 2:20 on BBC Alba, and see for yourself what women can do. Thank you to those from the Women’s Scottish Rugby team who did their bit for the video!
The amazing poem featured in this video was written by one of our own, Paige Archibald.
#womenandgirlsinsportweek2020 #iamenough #SheCanSheWill
As the club looks to take our first few steps forward we have set the following protocols out for a return of senior rugby.
We are continuing to plan for a gradual return of all sections of the club.
Brian Lanni and Gary Nicolson
ORFC President and Chairman
Well the season is now officially over and what a strange one it’s been. With highs for our First XV of 11 wins, 11 bonus points, then lows of COVID 19 bringing the season to an abrupt end and the league declared null and void. Our women have put in a good shift on and off the pitch, but again a quick halt. Our youth sections all had a good season up to Christmas then again all stop.
Let’s not dwell on the negatives but think of all the tidy gardens, the new ways of communication via Zoom, Face Time, Skype, What’s App and Team. The phone call to all friends old and new it has been a time of catch up for all and making time for each other. Remembering that we are a family orientated club please give me a call anytime if you need a catch up or a virtual coffee break, you are not alone as there are always kind ears to listen.
I want to thank all the club members, all the players, all the supporters and all the sponsors for their support over the last season. We have had some additional support from Tescos; £4000 towards the running of the club through the blue token voting which is much appreciated and here thanks go to all the local support for making this happen.
We have also had some Government support of a £10,000 grant and the SRU Hardship fund just over £3,500. These funds will help meet all our running costs until we are able to reopen hopefully in the not too distant future.
Keep up the exercise and fitness regimes and keep in touch with each other, I look forward to seeing you all again once the crisis is over.
President Orkney Rugby Football Club
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