WHEN: 7:30pm Monday 26 October
WHERE: Via ZOOM Online
CONTACT: Charlene Nicolson - firstname.lastname@example.org
DEADLINE for Zoom registration: 19-10-20
Due to the restrictions on meeting together, we are doing the AGM via ZOOM and therefore to participate in the meeting you need to register your wish to be included with Charlene so you can be sent a link beforehand.
This must be done by 19th of October.
Includes Adoptions of Club Accounts.
No proxy Votes will be accepted.
A good turnout of members is required.
For more info on Zoom visit: zoom.us
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
Around this time of year we usually host our AGM, given the current COVID circumstances we will be postponing this meeting until further notice.
When we feel the time is right for the community and the club we will ensure to give everyone enough notice of this event.
We hope everyone is staying safe and well and we will be in touch hopefully in the near future.
Since there's no rugby this weekend, why not pick a Fantasy ORFC 7s Team from the list?!
Pick your 7 players, choose a team name (keep them clean) and share it on our social media pages or email here
Inspired by Shetland RFC, we joined forces with Orkney Women's Football Club to show what some of the women (plus Chairman!) have been doing during lock down...
The 2019/20 domestic rugby season in Scotland has been classified as null and void, with Scottish rugby joining its Irish, Welsh and Italian counterparts in coming to this outcome.
The SRU have made the decision to declare the 2019/20 season null and void. Meaning there will be no automatic promotion/relegation - was reached following and extensive consultation process involving the participating clubs, the championship and competition committee members and Scottish rugby’s own rugby development department.
Orkney rugby football club would like to thank all players, coaches, committee members, sponsors, volunteers and supporters for all the commitment and dedication throughout the past season.. The club was on course to have a very successful season and that was down to all of the above. Without you all it would not have been possible.
This season rugby is now all over and we will keep everyone updated on the next AGM when the time is appropriate.
For now, please take this time to look after everyone, stay safe and we can’t wait to see you all back next season.
Orkney Builders (Contractors) Ltd 7s
Orkney Rugby Football Club regret to announce that they will be postponing this year’s Sevens which were due to be held on the weekend of the second of May.
We have taken this action although there is still no announcement from the SRU as to what happens to Rugby after the 29th of this month. The club officials in conjunction with the sponsor felt that this was the responsible thing to do for health and safety in light of the numbers who normally attend this event. We also had a record number of teams showing interest to attend from south and this decision was made to stop unnecessary costs being incurred by them for travel and accommodation.
In light of recent developments, there will be no Mini, Youth or Senior rugby training at Orkney RFC until the 29th of March.
This means that all rugby is cancelled up to that date and we will update everyone when we know any further details.
We advise players to keep fit during this period but ensure their health and welfare come first.
The Scottish Rugby statement on Coronavirus can be found here
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