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Captain: 727.465.3353

Coach: 727.420.2957

Match Secretary: 727.420.2957

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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Training Information
Puryear Park, 5701 Lee St NE
St Petersburg, FL 33703

Tues & Thurs - 6:30pm.
Check "Pelican Rugby" on Facebook page for when 2015-16 practices will begin.


PLEASE READ: USA Rugby registrations (aka "CIPP") for 2015-16 expected to  "open" ~August 29, 2015.  (i.e., do NOT register for the 2015-16 season yet).

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

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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:

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.


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August 8, 2015:  AUGUST 12, 2015


Here we go, here we go, here we go now boys!

Pelican Rugby Club 2015-16 match schedule:

October 3: Pelicans vs Sarasota (FL Cup match)

October 10, Pelican vs. Orlando (friendly)

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 (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:

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!

June 27, 2015

Stay tuned to this station for news on 2015-16 social memberships & the exciting new premium available only to social members!

If you're interested in obtaining one of our "neon" 2015 summer supporter shirts, drop us a line through the envelope icon for options.

2015 Pelican Rugby Summer Supporter

June 7, 2015

Pelican Rugby completed our 2014-15 D3 15s Season on March 28.  We then played Chingford London RFC on May 30 and Cayman Storm June 5, marking the end of 15s competition.

Guys will be training on their own and a social 7s team (or two) will practice informally.  Check "Pelican Rugby" on Facebook page for news & updates.

Pelican Rugby's GulfCoast 7s tournament on July 11 has been deferred until 2016.  Likewise, plans for an annual banquet have been delayed until suitable administrative support & volunteers  are available.

Keep in touch here & on Facebook for announcements on socials, sponsors and general club news.

MAY 3, 2015

Limited time offer:  Contribute $30 to Pelican Rugby's Summer 2015 7s season and receive one of our new 7s shirts.  Supplies & sizes are very limited (esp in yellow), so order while supplies last.  (In yellow, we might ask you to accept a game-worn shirt.)

April 30, 2015

Pelican Rugby's 2105 GulfCoast 7s tournament is confirmed for July 11, 2105 at Lakewood Soccer Complex.  We have fields, hotels, & social all lined up & we are now accepting club applications.

Apply today to reserve your space!

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April 1, 2015

Pelican Rugby 2015 Summer 7s schedule, sponsored by Movement Mortgage (

May 5: 7s practice resumes, CIPPs now $60

May 16 Sunshine state games (Ft. Lauderdale)
May 23 Open
May 30, English side (15s match Lakewood) 1:00 pm
June 5 Caymans (15s match Lakewood
) 7:00 pm

June 6 Caymans --beach rugby (Undertow, St. Pete) 3:00 pm
June 13, Tampa 7's qualifier
June 20th Pelican RFC Annual Banquet
June 27, Fiji 7's second qualifier (Miami)
July 4th weekend
July 11, GulfCoast 7's St. Pete (Lakewood)
July 18 south championship/Todd Miller 7s (Orlando)
July 25 open
Aug 1 Beerfoot
7s (Ft. Myers)

FEBRUARY 2, 2015

Spring, 2015 season is underway!

Please get yourself to practice & reserve your weekends per the dates below. We are going to be BUSY!:
Feb07-- Indian River /home
Feb18-- Old Boy Social @Copperhead's Taphouse
Feb20-22 @Ruggerfest /Ft. Lauderdale
Feb28-- Sarasota /home (2 games!)
Mar07-- @Daytona (2 games!)
Mar13-15 @Savannah --do we want to go???
Mar21-- @West Palm Beach (2 games!)
Mar28-- Tallahassee /home

Saturday, Jan 24, 2015
Pelicans @ USF--- 2:00pm kick-off;

Location: Magnolia Field, USF Alumni Drive, Tampa
EVERYBODY CIPP'ed with dues up-to-date will play
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Next D3 match Feb 7, vs Indian River Rugby Club @Puryear Park.

Practice resumes Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:30pm at Puryear Park 5701 Lee Street n., st. Pete, fl 33703

Jan 24: CONFIRMED match @ USF/Tampa Jan, 24 (friendly)

Pelican Social Meetup

Wednesday, February 18th, at Copperheads Taphouse

We will be honoring one of our founders, Peter Gibson!  Try to arrive between 5:30 and 6:00.  If you have any pictures of Peter in action or stories of the man - the legend - in action, please share!