Summer Sevens is Here!!

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FRU 2017 Summer Sevens Series Dates

May 20 — Sunshine State Games
G.T. Bray Recreation Center
5502 33rd Ave DR W, Bradenton, Florida 34209

  • Registration Link – https://events.clearthunder.com/RUG2017
  • Entry fee is $100 per team for U14 & U16 divisions and includes an Official Sunshine State Games t-shirt for athletes and one coach. NO refunds.
  • Entry fee is $100 per team for High School divisions and includes an official Sunshine State Games t-shirt for athletes and one coach. NO refunds.
  • Entry fee is $200 per team for Open divisions and includes an official Sunshine State Games t-shirt for athletes and one coach. NO refunds.

June 3 — Surfin  7s
Lake Lytal Park
3645 Gun Club Road
West Palm Beach, FL 33406

June 10 — Fiji Sevens (National Qualifying Tournament)
Miramar Regional Park
16801 Miramar Pkwy
Miramar, FL 33027

  • Registration Link — COMING SOON
  • Men’s & Women’s — $250
  • High School — $150

June 24 — Todd Miller Sevens (National Qualifying Tournament)
Emery Hamilton Sports Complex (Orlando Fairgrounds)
4400 W Colonial Dr.
Orlando, FL 32808

  • Registration Link –COMING SOON
  • FEES — COMING SOON

July 8th — Gulf Coast Sevens (National Qualifying Tournament)
Lakewood Sports Complex – St Petersburg
2001 Country Club Way S.
St. Petersburg, Florida 33712

  • Registration Link — COMING SOON
  • FEES — COMING SOON

July 22 – Southern Conference Championships hosted by GA

  • Awaiting the Georgia Rugby Union announce full details.

Aug 5 – BeerFoot Sevens
Ft Myers Beach

Big weekend for Florida Women’s Rugby

This past weekend was a great one for Florida Women’s Rugby – they say good things happen in “threes”. We had UCF Women finish 3rd in the D1 Spring Championship with a win Saturday over Stanford, 45 to 19. FRRA referee Haylee Slaughter called the D1 Elite Women’s Final, Penn State vs. Lindenwood. On Sunday Fort Miami won the South Regional Championship hosted here in Florida at Ormond Beach with a decided win over Knoxville, 54 to 17, and advance to the USA Round of 8 Playoffs in Pittsburgh. This is the campaign for their gofundme for that trip: https://www.gofundme.com/fort-miami-takes-on-the-south

Vote for USA Congress

The True South Rugby Union is administering the USA Rugby Southern Conference Congress elections for 2017.  The Southern Conference includes the Carolinas GU, Florida GU, Georgia LAU, and True South GU.  This Congress member will serve for two years starting on June 1, 2017.

Elections will start on Friday April 14, 2017 and end at midnight Friday May 5, 2017.  Each member club may cast one vote

*The election runner up will serve as the Alternate Congress member in the event the winner is unable to fulfill his/her duties or term.

All nominees were contacted to verify their willingness to stand, have submitted a biographical statement, and provided written responses to these questions: 1) why the nominee wants to serve 2) what value does the nominee offer as a Congress member, and 3) what are the nominee’s top three goals/objectives as a Congress member.
The USA Rugby Congress (the “Congress”) shall be the representative body of the Members. All matters required by law to be submitted to a vote of the Members shall be submitted to the Congress, except as otherwise set forth in these Bylaws. The role, powers, and duties of the Congress shall include:
(a) To receive and review periodic reports on the activities of the Corporation and actions taken by the Board of Directors and to report back to its constituent Members;

(b) To approve, from time to time, the dues structure proposed by the Board of Directors;

(c) To elect and/or ratify the election of certain Directors of the Corporation, as set forth in Section 5.4 of these Bylaws;

(d) To remove the Directors in accordance with Section 5.7 hereof;

(e) To approve amendments to the Certificate of Incorporation and Bylaws of the Corporation as set forth in Article XV; and

(f) To approve all fundamental change transactions not in the ordinary course of business, including, without limitation, all mergers, consolidations, divisions, sales of substantially all assets, and the liquidation or dissolution of the Corporation.

Congress members shall be bound by the Corporation’s confidentiality and conflict of interest policies, as such policies shall be adopted and amended from time to time by the Board.

The constituent Southern Conference unions have nominated two individuals to fill the open position.  Nominee Supporting Documentation – please click on the links to see the forms:

– Bill Bell, from the Carolina GU – nomination acceptance and nominee background

                – Martin Gardner, from the Florida GU – nomination acceptance and nominee background

 

Please use this link to cast your vote:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CYLV6QC

2017 Annual General Meeting

Our 2017 Annual General Meeting will take place June 25 at 2 PM in Orlando at the Orlando Public Library. More information will be posted to our meeting site once it is available. Please mark your calendars, as each member club is required to send a representative. This year is an election year, in addition, each division discusses the format of the upcoming competitions schedule. https://floridarugbyunion.org/meeting-minutes/

South Championships Venue Announced

South Rugby Championships are being held in Ormond Beach, Florida on May 6th & 7th, 2017. The FRU is proud to be hosting the event in partnership with the Florida Youth Rugby Union, the Daytona Beach Rugby Club, and Visit Daytona. We are excited to have such wonderful partners for this event. Information will be posted as the event progresses: https://floridarugbyunion.org/south-rugby-championships/

2017 Rugby Sevens Las Vegas Invitational 7s – Florida Team Picks

Thanks to everyone for the effort and hard work the last couple of months. This year’s team selection has been the most difficult of all for the coaches; there were many talented athletes to choose from.  The teams selected for the 2017 Las Vegas Invitational tournament are:

Women’s

Stephanie Browne – Orlando
Stephanie Nevadunsky – Fort Miami
Jaqueline Edge – University of Central Florida
Brittany Broomfield – Florida International University
Leandria Ates – Florida International University
Cortney Kuehl – University of Central Florida
Jessica Warner – University of Central Florida
Ashaunte Stroman – Florida International University
Jennifer Fasano – University of Central Florida
Tatum Walker – Fort Miami
Agnes Fuerst – University of Central Florida
Amanda Divich – Unattached (formerly Lindenwood University)


Men’s

David Washington – Jacksonville RFC
Jeffrey Herron – Tampa Krewe
Mateo Velazquez – Florida International University
Damien Clemente – Miami RFC
Cagney Kobrin – Unattached (formerly Miami 7’s)
Malacchi Esdale – University of Central Florida
Tristan Dignan – University of Central Florida
Tyler Pigott – Naples Hammerheads
Scott Watson – University of Central Florida
Eddie Abreu – Orlando
Roderigus Ceasar – Unattached (formerly Narooma Devils, Rugby League Australia)
Santiago Laphitzondo – Florida International University

Congratulations to all!

Florida RDA Picks First 5 for Vegas 7s

The Florida RDA is proud to announce the first 5 women and men to this years Vegas Invitational Tournament where they will once again play in the elite division. 

Matches last year included the women taking on Japan and Frances National teams and the men competing against the USA Falcons and Frances National B side. We look forward to similar matches this year.

 
Cortney Kuehl

Jacqueline Edge

Jessica Warner

Lele Ates

Stephanie Brown

 
Cagney Kobrin

Clemente Damien

Jeff Herron

Malacchi Esdale

Mateo Velazquez

 
We still need to make seven more selections for each side, which we will plan to make after the Jan 22 Training in Sebastian.
For more information please contact:
Steve Braunstein

Florida Director 7’s

239-707-7848

Stevensbraunstein@gmail.com