Monthly Archives: March 2016

FRU Summer AGM

The annual general meeting of the Florida Rugby Union will take place Sunday, June 26, in Orlando.  Details on exact location and time forthcoming. Please save the date and plan to send at least one officer from your club.

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2016 Sunshine State Games Registration Now Available

2016 Sunshine State Games Registration open for Florida amateur athletes

TALLAHASSEE – Get into the 2016 Olympic Games spirit by competing in one of over 25 Sunshine State Games sports between now and November.  The 37th Annual Sunshine State Games are Florida’s own Olympic-style Sports Festival and many sports of the Games will be showcased later this summer in Rio de Janiero.

Artistic Roller-skating, one of the original sports of the Sunshine State Games began the 2016 Calendar of Events last weekend in Kissimmee, at Skate Reflections.

The Games take a break until May 13-15 when Figure Skating and Rugby are contested in Broward County.  Online registration is now open for both sports of the Broward Spring Festival and all other sports of the Games at www.sunshinestategames.com and more information is available by email atgames@flasports.com or calling toll-free (866) FL-GAMES (354-2637).

The Broward County Spring Festival begins a plethora of SSG activity with six of the next seven weekends featuring amateur sports competitions through June 25.

Two multi-sport festivals will be held in Manatee and Sarasota counties the weekend of June 11-12 and Palm Beach County, June 18-19.

Two sports that returned to SSG action in 2015 (BMX Cycling & Boxing) are back for 2016 and Baton Twirling debuts in 2016 as part of a Fall Festival in Vero Beach, along with Lacrosse. Beach Ultimate returns in 2016 as part of a Beach Festival in Clearwater in September, featuring Beach Tennis and other sports.

Start an Olympic journey at the 2016 Sunshine State Games, an annual tradition in Florida that has been delivering Olympic dreams for 37 years. The Sunshine State Games are an annual program presented by the Florida Sports Foundation, in conjunction with local sports commissions.

Other sports with registration currently open include:

May 13-15, 2016

Sunshine State Games – Spring Festival

Broward County, Florida

Sports offered: Figure Skating and Rugby (Registration Link)

Summer 7s Schedule

As the warming weather suggests, summer is closer, which means the summer 7s tournaments are just around the corner! Here is the preliminary schedule – take note and plan ahead!

May 14 – Sunshine State 7s – Brian Piccolo Park – Broward

May 21 – Gulf Coast 7s – Lakewood Soccer Complex – St. Petersburg

June 4 – Surfin 7’s -Parkland

June 18 – Fiji 7s – Miami (Qualifying Tournament)

June 25 – Todd Miller 7s – Orlando (Qualifying Tournament)

July 9 – Tampa Krewe – Tampa (Qualifying Tournament)

July 23 – Souths (location TBA). Hosted by Carolinas.

Aug 6 – Beerfoot – Ft Myers (pending approval)