Open to members, guests and sponsors sixteen years and over ( Male & Female)
Sunday 22nd July - sorry for short notice
Be at the Orkney Golf Club at 13:00 for a 13:30 start
If you could let Garry Coltherd know before hand if you intend to take part that would be a great help (Phone)
It’s that time of year again, as Orkney RFC begin the ever-increasingly difficult task in balancing the books against the monstrous travel costs of operating all sections of the Club including the First XV , Ladies and Junior rugby.
First on the Agenda , as always, is the County Show stall. What can you do to help , we hear you ask??? Well…….
Bottles – Huge amount of varied bottles and cans are required for the stall and any donations would be very gratefully received. Where bottles of liquor are great, and much needed, multi-packs of baked beans, kiddies drinks etc are equally required. Bottles can be left with Stoff at Scottish Fuels depot, formerly Robertsons, on Shore Street; with Garry at The Pitstop garage at Hatston or at the Club whilst training is on. We’ll also be open Saturday 4th August in the morning so bottles can be left in the front changing room as usual.
Stall volunteers – Can you spare a few hours on Show day to work on the stall, all welcome players/ former players/ social members/ players parents etc etc etc, ‘ Many hands make fur light work , ya ken’. If you can at all help please contact Scott Rendall, Beki Russell or Stoff and let them know (contact details here). Please, please, please , pretty please……………
What's On: Pre-Season
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.
Senior men's training begins on Wednesday 27th June at the club, everyone welcome including under eighteens.
Four Orkney players have been selected to tour the Philippines with the Penguins International Rugby Club.
Current 1st XV players Alex Kansour, James Linklater, & Dean Campbell along with Edinburgh based Mark Sinclair will join the invitational side for an 8 day tour.
Read more on the SCRUM website or on the Orcadian's page
Scottish Rugby today announced the national league fixtures for the 2018/19 season in the newly sponsored Tennent’s Leagues.
The first round of Tennent’s National League Division 3 sees Carrick and Caithness make the step up from the regional leagues where they will face Haddington and Newton Stewart.
West of Scotland will be looking to bounce back after being relegated on points difference when they visit Orkney.
For the full list of men’s Tennent’s national league fixtures, please click here.
Read the full announcement on the Scottish Rugby site.
Thanks to those who've already replied to my original post on this, I am happy to be able to provide a bit more detail now, so that I can get a bit of better handle on numbers.
For that reason I would like you to confirm to me by email or on O7718389454 so that it is clear who fancies it.
It's going to be a great weekend and a chance for ORFC to make a big contribution. The Rugby event is part of this fundraising effort https://www.strive.buzz led by Westray Exile Willie Tulloch and is also being advertised here https://www.myname5doddie.co.uk/events/
The Basic itinerary is as follows:
Contacts & Location
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