*** UPDATE ***
Neil gets his race underway on Saturday.
Here's the live tracking URL for the weekend. Race starts at midday - Neil is #120
Orkney RFC's departing Chairman, Neil McCartney, is pulling on his running shoes on 1st September in the Glenmore 24 hour race, where he will attempt to complete 100 miles and raise funds for the My Name'5 Doddie Foundation:
You can donate to his justgiving page here: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Neil-McCartney2
Hi folks. Some of you may know that I have become a bit of a runner since I hung up my rugby boots a few years back. The distances have progressed from 3 miles to Half Marathons, full Marathons and Ultra Marathons. A month ago I ran for 62 miles round Tankerness Loch and within the following 5 weeks I ran 2 further Half Marathons and 2 further Marathons! Not bad for a 45 year old ex-prop!!
Earlier this year, as their chosen charity, Orkney RFC raised funds for My Name'5 Doddie Foundation. As departing Chairman and after getting in touch with the Foundation I was inspired to complete my biggest running challenge to date. Please read My Story here and feel free to donate and share as you see fit.
Many thanks for your time.
Orkney RFC's 1st XV get their season underway this Saturday with a home cup tie against Dumfries Saints RFC who currently play in Nat. Division 2.
The match kicks off at 2pm at Picky.
MATCH SPONSORS: The Brig Larder
*** NEW ***
The club will now be offering take away tea and coffee on game days, and during rookies and minis training.
Grab a coffee whilst you watch the kids train, or warm up with a cuppa whilst watching the men play!
The Senior, Junior and Social membership forms have been updated for the new season. You can complete them online or download & print them at home.
If you are completing a paper form, please ensure it says “Valid from August 2018" at the bottom. Older forms are obsolete and should be discarded.
Karen Brough is the new Junior & Social Membership convenor & her contact details along with Steven Bruce (Senior Memberships) & Olga Burton (Treasurer) can be found on the relevant forms or the club's Contacts Page.
Players / parents are reminded that they must also complete a SCRUMS registration in addition to completing a membership form.
Only paid up members of Orkney RFC who are SCRUMS registered will be able to play rugby this season.
Olga will be at the club tomorrow, 18th August during the Doddie Gump Fundraiser to help with any membership or SCRUMS enquiries.
In addition to the 5K walk, there will be Rugby, BBQ, Bouncy Castle & home bakes - so get along to the club from 12:30 for a great day out and get yourself & kids sorted for the upcoming season!
Scottish Rugby have introduced a new player registration system called SCRUMS.
We are asking that all players are registered on the new system as soon as possible using the links below:
Relevant instruction videos, posters & links:
The Doddie Gump
Saturday 18th August
Meet at Orkney RFC Clubhouse for 12:30pm
Walk begins at 1pm
Internal Game: 2pm
Doddie’s story has touched the rugby world. The Doddie Gump allows everyone to get involved show support and help him in his quest to push MND research forward and find treatments for this devastating disease. ORFC are looking for support from the rugby family and beyond to raise money for MND research!
Come down on Saturday, buy a headband or make a donation, join us for The Doddie Gump around Kirkwall...
Then head back to the club for a bit or rugby, bouncy castle for kids, BBQ and homebakes!
Family fun for everyone!
The Calcutta Cup paid a flying visit to Orkney in June. Watch a video of the trip below:
The Calcutta Cup has been visiting events, schools + rugby clubs across Scotland since the @scotlandteam win in Feb, with 54 places visited so far.
Contacts & Location
YOUR Club Needs YOU!!