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5701 Lee Street Northeast
St Petersburg, FL, 33703
United States

(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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Puryear Park, 5701 Lee St NE
St Petersburg, FL 33703

Tues & Thurs - 6:30pm.
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PLEASE READ:  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 https://usarugby.org/membership

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July 12, 2016:

It's the middle of summer, so it's now sponsor season.  Pelican Rugby offers a wide variety of sponsorship options with a range of perks and benefits.  For more information, hit the envelope icon at the top of this page & ask for Kevin.

July 2, 2016: 

F0r the rest of the summer, Tuesday practices will be at North Shore Park (901 North Shore Dr NE, St Pete.).

Thursdays are still "on the sand' behind the Undertow Beach Bar (3850 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete)

Looking ahead, first team meeting for 2016 -17 season looks like August 16.

"Like" Pelican Rugby on Facebook to keep up with future updates.

May 6, 2016

May 14 – Sunshine State 7s – Brian Piccolo Park – Broward
May 21 – Gulf Coast 7s – Lakewood Soccer Complex – St. Petersburg
June 4 – Surfin 7’s - Pine Trails Park - Parkland
June 18 – Fiji 7s –Miramar Regional Park - Miami -- Qualifying Tournament - Men & Women Only
June 25 – Todd Miller 7s – National Training Center - Clermont -- Qualifying Tournament - Men & Women Only
July 9 – Invasion 7s– Premier Sports Campus - Lakewood Ranch -- Qualifying Tournament - Men & Women Only
July 23 – Souths - Hosted by Carolinas - Men & Women Only
Aug 6 – Beerfoot – Ft Myers

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April 8, 2016

Coming up:

April 11: BoD meeting

April 16: D3 "Bowl" championship @ Wellington

April 18: Season-ending equipment clean-up (@ Puryear Park)

April 20: AGM --club update, year-end summary, plans, elections, awards (@ Rowdies Den)

May 21: GulfCoast 7's tournament Lakewood Soccer Complex --VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!!!

February, 14, 2016:

Tampa Bay Area Rugby Business Network will debut March 30, 2016, 6:00pm at the offices of XXIst Century Finance (600 N. Westshore Blvd., Suite 200, Tampa, FL, 33609), Bay Area Pelican Rugby Club & Tampa Krewe Rugby.

Negotiations are underway to line up speakers who will highlight how their background in rugby contributed to their success in business --& in life.

Attendees will be businesses who want to learn more about rugby, ruggers hoping to learn about area business --& opportunities for the two to meet!

...It might not be a bad idea to bring an updated resume'.

December 19, 2015:

Please note Pelican Rugby could play both "A" & "B" games against rough;y 5 of our seven opponents: Brevard, Tallahassee, Palm Beach, Gainesville, Sarasota.

Pelican Rugby's 2016 D3 schedule: 

January 09: Pelicans @ Brevard ( moved from March 12)

January 16: Pelicans @ Tallahassee

January 23: Pelicans vs. Palm Beach

January 30: -- open --

February 6: Pelicans @ Sarasota

February 13: Pelicans @ IRR

February 20: -- open -- Ruggerfest @ Ft. Lauderdale

February 27: Pelicans vs. Gainesville

March 5: Pelicans vs. Daytona

March 12: -- open --

March 19: -- open –

March 26: -- open – (Easter weekend)

April 2: FRU D3 semi-finals –all 8 teams qualify, location depends on seeding

April 9: -- open --

April 16: FRU D3 Championship match (location TBD)

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November 30, 2015

+++++Per Coach Hedges:
Dec 1:Training continues as normal concentrating on fitness and skills.
Dec 3: Tactical training with a game scenario i.e. contact and tackling.
Dec 8, 10, 15: More of the same plus twists we know coach will throw in.
Dec. 17:(Thursday) ‘A’ vs. ‘B’ scrimmage (assuming we have enough players, Old Boys welcome)

Scrimmage is followed by an Xmas drink at the 4th St Tap & Tavern.

Practice resumes Tuesday Jan 5 & Thursday Jan 7, followed by our first big game Jan 9 @Brevard. (Brevard also won some Cup hardware, not to mention kicked our a** last year, so we need to be ready.)

November 7, 2015:

Pelicans play in Sarasota & go for the Shield.  Matches played to the Sarasota Polo grounds:

8201 Polo Club Ln, Sarasota, FL 34240

Players meet up at the Home Depot on 22nd Ave N.

Weekend schedule, Nov 7 & 8 @ Sarasota:
11:10am Saturday vs IRR,, Field #3,

Players meet 9:00am Sat. to caravan down

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10:10am Sunday vs ORL/WPB, field #2 or #3

Players meet 8:00am Sun. to caravan down

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November 1, 2015:

Halloween 7s was a huge success for Pelican Rugby.  Our RWC championship watch party at The Rowdies Den was a HUGE success!!  60+ members of Pelican Nation were at the core of a group well in excess of 100 watching the game, with plenty of cheering for both sides.  The venue was surrounded by blue & gold gear, banners, free drink koozies & more business cards than ANYone was willing to handle.

Thanks to all who contributed to setting up (Phil, Gil & Bongo), keeping the gear moving (Dave & Mike) & general policing of the area (Joe!)

Now we progress to the FRU Cup playoffs next weekend in Sarasota.  We need EVERYBODY at practice this week & ready to compete Saturday & again on Sunday.

October 26, 2015:

PLEASE visit the "practices /games" page for the latest match schedule updates.

September 24, 2015: Schedule changes:

In addition to the Rowdies marketing opportrunities below, please note the following changes:

October 10, Match canceled, changed to 12Noon Rugby World Cup watch party sponsored by 21st Century Financial, held at 4th Street Tap & Tavern.

Ocotber 31 /November 1 --Halloween 7s.  We will need ~20 -25 volunteers available to work ~2-hour shifts on Saturday &/or Sunday.  Please contact Kevin or Dave Hedges with your pledge to help!

March 12: Pelicans at Brevard ---date change, this match will now take place January 9 at Brevard.  This is at Brevard's request but opens that weekend if we want to assemble a group to travel to Savannah.

September 23, 2015:

Pelican Rugby will be hosting a tent at the entrance to Al Lang Stadium prior to Rowdies games as follows:

September 30, 2015

October 10

October 24

We need 4 or 5 guys wearing Pelican gear on-site & ready to go by 5:30. Gates open at 6:00, kick-off at 7:00pm. We will be wrapped up by <=7:30 & I anticipate have an option to stay & watch the game.

Please contact Gil Heagy, Dave Hedges or Kevin Murtaugh to volunteer for any or all of these dates.

 

September 6, 2015:

Pelican Rugby’s schedule is still expanding /changing but here is the latest.

September 6: Annual Dash Bash @ Coach Dash’s home 5501 1th Ave NE, St. Pete, 2:00pm

September 9: Pelican Olde Boy Social, Copperhead Tap House Safety Harbor, 5:30pm

September 12: FRU Development Day, Jupiter, FL 12N -5pm, followed by social

September 13: USA Rugby Level 200 Coach Certification Clinic

September 18: Rugby World Cup kick-off party, 2:00pm, 4th Street Tap & Tavern.

September 19: Pelicans vs. Brevard (@ Eckerd) ~2:30pm

September 26: 2015 “Golf” Outing (aka golf-like event), Pebble Creek GC, 7am check-in, 8am start

October 3: Pelicans vs Sarasota (FL Cup match)

October 10, Match canceled, changed to 12Noon Rugby World Cup watch party sponsored by 21st Century Financial, held at 4th Street Tap & Tavern.

October 17: Pelicans @ Naples

October 24: Pelicans @ Tampa

November 7: Florida Cup Semi-Final match @ Sarasota (host= FRU)

November 8: Florida Cup final /Consolation @ Sarasota (host =FRU)

December 5: Skyway Cup round robin (Home)

January 16: Pelicans @ Tallahassee

January 23: Pelicans vs. Palm Beach

February 6: Pelicans @ Sarasota

February 13: Pelicans @ IRR

February 20: Ruggerfest @ Ft. Lauderdale

February 27: Pelicans vs. Gainesville

March 5: Pelicans vs. Daytona

March 12: Pelicans @ Brevard

April 2: FRU D3 semi-finals –all 8 teams qualify, location depends on seeding

April 16: FRU D3 Championship match

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September 5, 2015:

Adding a friendly to the schedule:

Pelicans vs. Brevard, played at Eckerd College.  We will play the 2nd match after Eckerd vs. FIT which kicks off 1:00pm. (Estimated 2:30pm'ish kick-off. 4200 54th Ave S, St Pete.)

Social at 4th Street Tap & Tavern (8123 4th St N, St Pete.)

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August 23, 2015:

Practice for our 2015-16 season begins Tuesday, August 25 at 6:30pm at Puryear Park. (5701 Lee Street NE, St.Pete)

Please visit USA Rugby & register NOW for the upcoming season.  You will not be eligible to play --or even practice --until you renew:

https://usarugby.org/membership

Last but not least, pay your dues!  There are a couple of options & levels this season.  Check out the Player Membership page on this website with links to pay via PayPal or credit card via PayPal.

http://www.pelicanrugby.com/membership/

LET'S GO BOYS!!

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August 8, 2015:  AUGUST 12, 2015, updated September 6, 2015:

Games kick-off at 2:00pm unless otherwise noted.  The social after each home game will be at 4th Street Tap & Tavern

September 6: Dash Bash pre-season kick-off party 2:00pm, 5501 16th Ave NE, St. Pete

September 9: Pelican Olde Boy Social, Copperhead's Tap House Safety Harbor

September 18: Rugby World Cup kick-off party, 2:00pm, 4th Street Tap & Tavern (8123 4th St N, St Petersburg, FL 33702)

September 19: Pelicans vs. Brevard (@ Eckerd) ~2:30pm

September 26: 2015 Pelican “Golf” Outing (aka golf-like event), Pebble Creek GC, 7am check-in, 8am start

October 3: Pelicans vs Sarasota (FL Cup match)

October 10, Pelican vs. Orlando (friendly –under discussion, i.e., not final)

October 17: Pelicans @ Naples

October 24: Pelicans @ Tampa

November 7: Florida Cup Semi-Final @Sarasota (host= FRU)

November 8: Florida Cup final /Cons @Sarasota (host =FRU)

December 5: Skyway Cup round robin (Home)

January 16: Pelicans @ Tallahassee

January 23: Pelicans vs. Palm Beach (was vs. Gainesville)

February 6: Pelicans @ Sarasota (was vs. Daytona)

February 13: Pelicans @ IRR (was vs. Palm Beach)

February 20: Ruggerfest @ Ft. Lauderdale

February 27: Pelicans vs. Gainesville (was @ Sarasota)

March 5: Pelicans vs. Daytona (was @ Brevard)

March 12: Pelicans @ Brevard (was @ IRR)

April 2: FRU D3 semi-finals –all 8 teams qualify, location depends on seeding

April 16: FRU D3 Championship match

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August 3, 2015:

Effective immediately, new USA Rugby registrations for 2015 -16 are OPEN!  Visit the website now and take care of your business: https://usarugby.org/membership

Upcoming schedule:

August 5: Pelican Rugby kicks off the 2015 -16 season with a social starting 5:30pm at The Pelican Pub (#18 2nd St N, St. Pete)

August 8: Head Coach Jim Orandash is conducting workouts each Saturday 8am -10am at Denver Park (1400 Ohio Ave NE, St. Pete)

August 25: 15s practices begin: 6:30 -8:30pm Tues & Thurs at Puryear Park(5701 Lee St NE, St Petersburg, FL 33703).

JULY 16, 2105:

2015 -16 Social Membership and Corporate Sponsor Drive underway.  Check out our social membership page for the newest opportunities to support Pelican Rugby.  Contact Kevin for more information!