Policy & Procedures Assistance

We are currently revising some policies and procedures and are looking for help from the membership on the following policies & procedures: grant application process, high performance program manual, tournament guidelines & application. If you are interested in helping us with these revisions, please email floridarugbygu@gmail.com.

D2 & D3 Men’s Competitions

This information was sent via email to your club contacts on file with the FRU. If you did not receive this email please update using the form on the club contacts page.

“Attached is the final Florida Cup Information and the approved schedule timings for both the Men’s D2 & D3 schedules. Each club needs complete their special requests for matches by Friday afternoon so I can have the first draft of the exact match schedule out by late next week.  Please go to www.floridarugbyunion.com/competitions to complete your schedule requests (this link will also take you to the referenced attachments).
Key Dates for everyone to remember for the fall:
  • September 12th & 13th – Rugby Development Summit – Likely in Sebastian. – Includes: Coach Development, Referee Development, Level 200 Coach Certification and the FYRU AGM.
  • November 7th & 8th – Florida Cup Finals / All Florida Day – two day event – multiple divisions. More Information to follow in the coming weeks
For teams in the Orange Cup, I have also attached draft of the new Orange Cup rules. I would like to finalize these next week as well. If teams could give us feedback on them that would be great. “

Annual General Meeting to be held Sunday, July 19, in Orlando

The FRU Annual General Meeting will take place on Sunday, July 19, in Orlando. This date was set to coincide with the Southern 7s Championship which will be hosted by the FRU in conjunction with Todd Miller 7s.

The meeting time and specific location in Orlando have not yet been set but additional details will be forthcoming. This is being sent so that teams can mark their calendars to send a representative.



The Florida Rugby Union Women’s team competed in the 15-a-side division of last weekend’s Atlanta 7s Rugby Festival, winning one game and losing two.

In their opening contest against the Cincinnati Kelts, the Florida ladies played a great defensive game but just couldn’t find the scoreboard in a 10-0 loss. Vicky Becerra (Fort Miami) made several thumping tackles, while Zoe Sanchez (Orlando) showed off her speed on a number of occasions.

Against the Harleblues in their second game, the FRU women really shined, coming away with a 29-17 victory. A first-minute penalty try was complemented by a pair of tries each from wings Mary Blizzard (Jacksonville) and Alison Beattie (University of Miami). Blizzard’s tries were particularly impressive, as she sprinted 50 meters for one score and 80-plus meters for the other.

In their final match, Charlotte were just too much for the Florida team, as they went down to a heavy defeat. Shannon Steele (Orlando) scored the only Florida try.

“I was so very proud of what this team was able to accomplish in such a short period of time,” said head coach Jason Schiessl. “We had two tryouts and one two hour session to put together a competitive team. That speaks volumes of the quality of players and the type of personalities on this team.”

Here is the complete roster, along with coaches and staff:

  1.  Alison Beattie – University of Miami
  2. Vicky Becerra – Fort Miami
  3. Danielle Becker- Eckerd College
  4. Mary Blizzard – Jacksonville
  5. Amanda Butler – Fort Miami
  6. Andrea Cammarano – Florida State University
  7. Cory Champer – Eckerd College
  8. Amanda Colton – Orlando
  9. Amber Cook – Indian River
  10. Michelle Durr – Eckerd College
  11. Ally Gallagher – Eckerd College
  12. Kristen Hanratty – Jacksonville
  13. Lindsay Jordan – Jacksonville
  14. Pam McCullough – Eckerd College
  15. Stacey Nemeth – Jacksonville
  16. Sam Norman – University of South Florida
  17. Foulso Ogundepo – Jacksonville
  18. Alex Pierce – Orlando
  19. Rayehanna Salkey – Florida International University
  20. Zoe Sanchez – Orlando
  21. Kristi Schnepp – Fort Miami
  22. Shannon Steele – Orlando
  23. Liz Yanuskeiwicz – Eckerd College

Head Coach: Jason Schiessl

Assistant Coach, Backs: Eyal Hakim

Assistant Coach, Forwards: Mike Lane

Conditioning: Alexander Chriest

Manager: Ross Devonport

For Further Information Please Contact

Ross Devonport, Team Manager