Note from Rugby Examiner: Due to technical problems last night with the website, I am republishing the article today. Hopefully today’s piece will format itself better than the one that I published last night.
Rugby clubs from all divisions, of all age brackets, both male and female, are preparing themselves for the 2014 All Florida Weekend Rugby Tournament, which will take place this weekend, Oct. 25 & 26, at a brand new venue in Clermont, Fla. The National Training Center, a world class facility, is located at 2155 Legends Way, Clermont, Fla. 34711. There are a total of three fields at the site, all of which will be in use throughout the weekend.
Groups organizing and sponsoring the 2014 All Florida Weekend Rugby Tournament
In a partnership with the Central Florida Sports Commission, the Florida Youth Rugby Union (FYRU) and the Florida Rugby Union (FRU) will host this year’s two-day, four-division tournament. The tournament is sponsored by O’Neill’s Rugby, who have produced athletic sportswear in their homeland of Ireland since 1918. Since 2011, O’Neill’s expanded their brand to become a major supplier of rugby gear to all levels of competition of the game in the US.
Start and finish times for Saturday and Sunday
Kickoff on Saturday, Oct. 25, is 10:40 a.m., with matches ending around 6:40 p.m. On Sunday, Oct. 26, the games begin at 9:30 a.m., with the tournament ending and trophies presented around 5:30 p.m. To learn more information about the tournament events, and to RSVP for the event, please click on this link to the official Facebook page.
Teams and Bracket information
There are four brackets in the tournament. These include Men’s Adult, Men’s Collegiate, Women’s, and High School. The following breakdown provides information on which club is in what bracket
Men’s Adult Bracket: Fort Lauderdale, Gainesville, Orlando, Daytona, Tampa Bay, and Tallahassee
Women’s Bracket (includes adult and collegiate teams): Florida International University (FIU), University of South Florida (USF), Orlando, University of Florida (UF), Jacksonville, University of Central Florida (UCF), and Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU)
High School Bracket: Orlando, Miami, Tampa/Daytona, RBMA, Okapi Wanderers, RBMA-JV
Men’s Collegiate Matches: FIU v. Florida State University (FSU); Eckerd College (EC) v. Florida Atlantic University (FAU); USF v. FGCU; FAU v. FGCU; FIU v. USF
For additional match details regarding this years All Florida Weekend Rugby Tournament, please click on this link.
Tournament results via Rugby in Florida
The first place to turn to find out the results of the 2014 All Florida Weekend Rugby Tournament is Rugby in Florida. Rugby in Florida has both a website and Facebook page, and both will be updated through the weekend as scores become available.