6 U-20 Boys teams, including Brevard, Orlando, Daytona, Lincoln Park Academy from Port St. Lucie, Deltona and Tampa will have a jamboree at Provost Park in Cocoa this Saturday starting at 11:00AM. Admission is free, and the concession stand will be selling grilled hamburgers and hotdogs as a fund-raiser for the Youth team.
Provost Park is at 400 S. Varr Ave. in Cocoa. It's the southwest corner of S.R. 520 and Fiske Blvd.
From I-95 - Take exit 201, S.R. 520, east about three miles. Turn right on Varr St, which is just before Fiske Blvd. The pitch is 1 block down on your right.
This is a call to any high school aged boys (14-18 years of age) who would be interested in playing rugby in the upcoming Florida Youth Rugby Union (FYRU) Spring season (January-April 2010) for the Brevard Old Red Eye youth program. The prerequisite is that the individual be in good standing with their particular high school and that they maintain satisfactory grades. They must also have some kind of medical health insurance to protect them during the season. If medical insurance is an issue, please see me as there is an effort to get some insurance thru the FYRU.
Our practice schedule will mirror the men's team schedule. Practices right now are slated for 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays for the high school kids at Cocoa West Community Center. Some Saturday morning light contact workout or Fri/Sat scrimmages will also be expected and those will be at Provost Park in Cocoa.
Cost structure to play will be as follows:
$20.00 to USA Rugby for registration (due no later than Dec. 1st)
$75.00 to the team for Spring dues (due no later than Jan 1st)
$10.00 - $12.00 for match day fees to pay for referee and food (due before KO)
$10.00 - $15:00 for gas/water/snacks for away games (due before we travel).
If the cost is an obstacle, then see me. We'll work this out.
Total of 10 games plus scrimmages and post season play.
Team dues pay for some new equipment and as a deposit for any tournaments we want to enter. All will be required to wear the same kit (jerseys provided by the team, black shorts, red socks, boil and bite mouthpiece). Upon payment of spring dues, you will receive the shorts, socks, and mouth pieces. Good cleats are highly recommended. They do not have to be rugby boots.
Season starts about the 2nd week in January. Scrimmages start as early as Nov. 14th depending on numbers and commitment. Practices will start this week.
You can reach me at the numbers below if you have any questions.
Rugby Youth Development Officer
of the Brevard Old Red Eye Rugby Club
1208 Sugar Creek Lane
Rockledge, Fl. 32955
321-626-3556 cell phone
321-861-3434 daytime phone
Raymond.J.Campion@ usa-spaceops. com
Old Red Eye Rugby hotline 321-727-2203
Old Red Eye Rugby Web site: www.oldredeyerugby. com
On Saturday, July 14th, Brevard, with some LPA and Jupiter players filling in, will play Harton Technology College (from England - kids are actually all under 17) at Provost Park in Cocoa with a KO of noon. A second game of 10”s or 12”s will be played between Jupiter and Brevard with help from Harton and LPA players as a second match at 1:30 pm. The second game will be a full match of two twenty five minute halves.
On Tuesday, July 17th, Winter Park will travel to Provost Park to play Harton, with some help from Brevard players. KO about 6:45 pm to 7:00 pm, whenever the teams can get settled. As this Park does not have lights, there will be only one game. It is possible for me to get a lighted field, but a lot more prep work has to go into getting this field and then getting it ready.
The concession stand will be open (at least Saturday) selling snacks (sodas, Gatorade, chips, candy) and we will be having hot dogs and hamburgers afterward.
Admission is free.
What a great event this was - the U19 Eagle Women vs the Fl U23 match, the partys at Tyrone's Bar & Grille, a week of youth matches at Cocoa Expo, coaching clinics by Adrian Skeggs, etc etc etc. Below are just a few pics we collected - if you have more, please email them to us.
Below is a press release from the NAWIRA Festival Administrator
GRASS ROOTS AND INTERNATIONAL TEAMS RESPOND TO FESTIVAL INVITE
Cocoa, Florida — The North American West Indies Rugby Association is closing in on its target of 1,000 participants for the Uniglobe NAWIRA Youth Festival of Rugby.
Leading the charge is the Cayman Islands who announced last week that their touring party will be 160 strong or more. This builds on a strong base of confirmed teams from the rest of the West Indies, led by Jamaica, the Bahamas, Bermuda and St. Vincent & The Grenadines. Not to be outdone, a steady stream of enquiries from age grade teams in the USA and Canada from many States and Provinces continue to roll in. All told, the participation base sits at 750 players with three months to go.
Complementing the grass roots response, NAWIRA also received great news today from the Director of Canada U-19 Junior men's team, Mr. Ray Skett who confirmed that Canada's men's team will be attending the festival, to train for the 2003 World Championships and, hopefully play their US counterparts in the Freedom Cup match. “While the festival will provide our squad with a timely opportunity to prepare for the 2003 World Championships we are excited about what it could mean for the growth of rugby in this region over the long term”, commented Mr. Skett. “This festival should become an annual fixture for teams in the Americas as a tune up for the World Championships each year. As such, we definitely want to support it”.
With the target of 1,000 participants within reach, NAWIRA's President, Hedley Benyon, had this to say. “I am personally delighted with the progress that's been made with this first time initiative. I'm heartened by the positive response we have received throughout the region. In particular, The Florida Rugby Union has really stepped up to embrace this festival by entering teams and providing organizational support. Of course, the international schedule is turning out to be more than we had hoped for. The prospect of a men's U-19 component complimenting the women's U-19 triangular tournament is a major boost. In other words, the plan to launch this festival as a base for stimulating development of the game in this region is coming together which is very exciting for NAWIRA”.
The first ever “Uniglobe NAWIRA Festival of Youth Rugby” is set to take place at the Cocoa Expo Sports Center, Cocoa, Florida, USA, from February 18-23, 2003. This festival is being organized for teams looking for an opportunity to develop their playing, coaching and refereeing skills — with instruction provided by some of the region's most qualified course conductors. This will include a “Train the Trainer” course sponsored by the IRB. In the weeks ahead NAWIRA will be making a final announcement regarding the attendance of International teams, festival sponsors and, attractions that organizers have added to the schedule for the enjoyment of festival participants and visitors.
Should you not wish to receive future updates on the Uniglobe NAWIRA Youth Festival of Rugby, please send an e-mail reply indicating this and we will remove your name from our data base. Otherwise, thank you for your interest and support for the development of the game in this region.
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