Dear Orkney RFC Friends & Family,
We as a club have been so well supported by out community, it is now our turn to give it back.
If you are in a vulnerable group, or if you are self isolating at this worrying time, we have a number of our players and committee members available to help.
Please do not hesitate to ask, even if you need a prescription collected or the dog walked.
Get in touch via the contact details below:
Garry Coltherd - O7745 331 178
Brian Lanni - O7768 777 157
Charlene Nicolson - O7824 119 300
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
What's On: 14 - 29 March
Rugby matches & training at all levels have been suspended until Sunday 29th March
We will update this page when we have further information
On Saturday 29th February the Orkney Dragons finished the pool stage of the National Bowl against Midlands Ladies Development Team- a newly formed team from Perthshire and Dunfermline RFC. After a visit from Storm Jorge the conditions underfoot could politely be called a quagmire but thankfully the rain had abated and sun made an appearance.
Before the action began a minutes silence was observed in memory of Perthshire RFC Captain Adam Pattinson.
Midlands were quick to set the intensity of the game proving they should not be underestimated with some good hard runs and quick off loading they pressured Orkney immediately. The ball was soon slick with mud, as were the players, and it proved tricky control.
Unfortunately due to the weather forecast this weekend, travel issues have meant that the 1st XV game v Aberdeen Wanderers has been called OFF.
Please spread the word.
Due to the weather this morning, the East v Kirkwall Mini’s matches are cancelled today. Please do not venture down to Burray today (9th Feb). The matches will be rescheduled for another date.
Please spread the word!
Strive is about to hit the road again on two wheels to support Doddie Weir and also Tom Smith. Both rugby legends who represented Scotland and the Lions have been affected by terrible terminal illnesses.
So to show our support for them Willie Tulloch, Garry Coltherd and Leon De Jager will be joining another Scotland and Lions great, Rob Wainwright on the last leg of his cycle from Twickenham to Murrayfield to deliver the match ball for the Calcutta rugby match between Scotland and England on 8th February.
Willie, Garry and Leon will set off with Rob from Newcastle at 12:00am in the morning to cycle the last 100 miles, reaching Murrayfield with the ball at 12:30pm - just in time for the game!
The money raised is being split equally between the My Name’5 Doddie Foundation for Doddie and 40tude for Tom.
We would be delighted if you found get behind the guys and make a donation at the link below. Also if you’re in Edinburgh you might want to drop past Murrayfield early to welcome them home.
Please share this far and wide to get as many people as possible behind these great causes.
Click here for more info,
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