Rachael Suttie, a former RGU Graduate; has recently been employed by ORFC as a Community Rugby Coach. At present, Rachael is a playing member of the Orkney Woman’s Rugby Team and runs the Orkney RFC Youth Strength & Conditioning classes for S1 and above.
Rachael holds a UKCC Level 2 in Coaching Youth & Adult Rugby Union and is currently a Level 2 Fitness Advisor, working towards a Level 3 in Personal Training.
In post Rachael will be working with the Rugby Development Officer, Tom Hughes; to aid in the deployment of Tag Rugby across Orkney.
Mobile: O7979 526092
Due to ferry cancellations the Irvine match has been postponed.
Please pass the word
Last Thursday the 11th of February saw the Orkney under 15 rugby team make the trip down to Stonehaven to play Mackie Academy. With the unavailability of the Stromness Academy players, the Orkney team was made up by KGS S3 and S2 with 20 boys travelling.
Upon arriving at Mackie, conditions were dry overhead and the pitch is good condition after the recent poor weather. As Mackie Academy was on their mid term break they only had 11 players so this was a chance for the Orkney subs to get more game time with, Keir Garriock, Jamie Clouston, Keith Deerness and Lee Rendall starting for Mackie.
The Orkney team was a strong line up with Jack Marwick, Glen Brough and Murray Simpson in the front row, Ronan Gray and Fraser Merriman in the second row with Glenn Brough and Glen Scott on the flank and Josh Rendall at number 8. Gregor Macleod was the sub as he was nursing an injury.
Caledonia U18 Cup
Pickaquoy - Saturday February 13, 2016
Orkney/Caithness U18s 5, Highland RFC U18s 82
Orkney/Caithness under 18s played Highland in the first round of the Caledonian Cup. With only three of the Caithness contingent being available the squad was stretched fortunately some of the boys who have just turned 16 and are now able to play under 18 Rugby stepped in.
With Highland playing in the Presidents Conference the highest level of age group Rugby the boys expected a tough game. Due to postponements and lack of fixtures this was the teams first game for eleven weeks so lack of match practice was going to be a factor.
Unfortunately Highland have been unable to travel and today's under-18 game has been called off.
Please spread the word to anybody who was planning to go along to the game
Last week's rescheduled under-18 Caledonia Cup game v Highland is due to kick off this Saturday, 6th February at 12:30 on the centre pitch at Picky.
So get along and cheer the boys on!
Orkney RFC has a league set up for you to join with your Fantasy Rugby team for the Six Nations.
First you'll need to register your team - Click Here
Go to 'Register to Play', pick your team then use the ‘Join a Mini-league' option to join the ORFC league.
League Name: Orkney RFC
League Password: 872163
It can take 24 hrs for your team to show up in the league.
You can make as many changes as you want until 11:00 on Saturday 6 Feb.
Thurso, 23rd January 2016
Orkney/Caithness U15 Girls 70, Plockton U15 Girls 20
On Saturday the 23rd the Orkney U15 Girls travelled down to Caithness to combine with the Caithness in their qualifier against Plockton. With five girls from Orkney available, most of the girls were nervous as this was their first fixture of the 2016 season and also for some of the girls it was their debut for the club. With the boat only getting in at 1pm, the girls didn't have long to get warmed up and kitted up as kick off was scheduled for 1:30pm.
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