contact us

Captain: 727.465.3353

Coach: 727.420.2957

Match Secretary: 727.420.2957

3595 Locust St. SE
St. Petersburg, FL

(727) 420-2957

Bay Area Pelican Rugby Football Club, St. Petersburg, FL is a sports club for men over the age of 18.  Members come from Clearwater, Tampa, Oldsmar, Safety Harbor and Pinellas County.  We play games in St. Pete and travel the State of Florida.  We play year round.


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Practices /Games

Bay Area Pelican Rugby Football Club website home page.

Summer practice is so over...  ***********

Always check Facebook for the latest, but 15s practice resumes Sept. 2.

Tues 7:00pm & Thurs 7:30pm at:
Sawgrass Soccer Fields
1815 77th Ave North,                 St. Petersburg, FL 3370

(Check our Facebook page for the absolute latest plans.)

*** *** ***During daylight savings Pelidactyls (aka Olde Boyz) Thursdays, 6:30pm touch rugby

Undertow Beach Bar
3850 Gulf Blvd.
St Pete Beach, FL 33706


Before you can take the field, or even participate in practice, for Bay Area Pelican RFC, you MUST register (aka "CIPP") with USA Rugby at

2014 -15 CIPPs are available now!


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August 28, 2014


2014-15 practice starts 6:30pm Tuesday, Sept. 2 at Sawgrass Elementary School (1815 77th Ave N; St. Pete, FL 33702)

This season will be the next step in rebuilding Pelican Rugby.  You know, the one where we start kicking some butts.  We have fields reserved, we have four coaches ready for structure & instruction.  Players will receive a kit of Pelican gear with their fully-paid dues.  So far we have 10 games on the schedule with 6 of them home or in ampa.

HOWEVER, You will not be able to set foot on the field until you register with USA Rugby & pay your $78 CIPP at:

A liability waver is embedded in the process but we need you to sign a paper copy, so either bring one or be prepared to stop & sign before practice.

Last but not least, you need to pay your dues.  Fortunately, you can pay them on this very website at:

No excuses, no trial period, no exceptions.

August 15, 2014

Starting today, you can renew your 2014 -15 USA RFU CIPP ($78) and pay your Pelican RFC dues ($150).  You will not be able to play without paying you CIPP & accounting for your dues.
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The formal D3 2014-15 match schedule has been released.  Coach Dash will fill this out with some friendlies, but this is what I have confirmed today:
October 18 @ Gainesville
November 8 vs. Brevard /home
November 15  --bye
December 6 @ Krewe D3
February 7 vs. Indian River /Home
February 28 vs. Sarasota /Home
March 7 @ Daytona
March 21 @ West Palm Beach
March 28 vs. Tallahassee /home

Practice starts Tuesday, 7:00pm Sept. 2 at Sawgrass Elementary.  Those in the know are already training hard to be ready for the first kick-off.

August 13, 2014

Our next bi-monthly club social starts 5:30pm at Yard of Ale. (2675 Ulmerton Rd, Clearwater, near feather Sound.)  This month's honoree is Craig Chalmers, who has given & done more for this club than almost anyone here today realizes.

Put on some Pelican gear(&/or plan to buy some at the event) & we'll see you there!!

July 28, 2014

2013-14 USARFU registrations expire August 31.  The earliest USARFU will accept 2014-15 registrations is August 15, 2014.

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Upcoming club events:

Cancelled - Family Day, Ft. DeSoto

August 13 Club social at Yard of Ale, Feather Sound

August 23 golf tournament @Silver Dollar 8am

August 24 Coaching200 +Referee clinic Sarasota

August 26 or 27 BoD final updates

September (tbd) --Pelican Nation town hall meeting

October 4 --possible friendly @ Orlando RFC

October 18 --first official 15s match

Dates soon to be added include: start of 15s practice, friendlies /warm-up matches, ...

July 13, 2014

GulfCoast 7s Tournament:

PelicanRFC Champs!

Thank you to the 14 teams competing in today's tournament.  We hope you enjoyed the day, the facilities and, most of all, the rugby.

See you next year!!


July 12, 2012:

GulfCoast 7s is July 12 at:
2001 County Club Way S., St. Petersburg, FL  33712  

---You must be CIPP'ed before you can take the field.

Captain's meeting 10:00am

First matches kick-off: 10:30am

IRR Women's 1st kick 11:10am

IRR Men's 1st Kick 11:30am

Ft. Miami 1st kick 12:20am



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