About Bay Area Pelican Rugby Football Club Inc
Bay Area Pelican Rugby Football Club Inc is a not for profit organization dedicated to the promotion and development of the sport of rugby football in the greater Tampa Bay area. Bay Area Pelican Rugby Football Club Inc is the parent organization for the Pelican Rugby Football Club (PRFC).
PRFC, founded in 1977, is the oldest active rugby club in Florida. The team attracts many players with and without rugby playing experience who enjoy the club's close-knit social fellowship and enthusiastic level of play. PRFC is well known for its willingness to train new ruggers from scratch and regularly fields a ‘B’ team men’s side, a Summer 7’s team, an Olde Boys (35 and Older) side, an U19 youth team and plans are in place to start a women’s team. The club is registered with the national governing rugby body, USA Rugby, and competes in the Florida Rugby Union (FRU), which includes clubs in Daytona, Jacksonville, Tampa and Orlando to mention some.
Community Service & Social Events
Off the field, team members can be found engaged in numerous social and service activities.
Recently, the club has volunteered its time and resources to support the Relay for Life for the American Cancer Society and has been the top fundraiser for the event 2010 and 2011.
From our Family Day & BBQ at Ft DeSoto Park, to our AGM, to our Awards Night, to our monthly social, we encourage the growth of the sport in the area and we invite rugby fans and newcomers to watch televised matches, have a few pints, and enjoy the brotherhood of rugby off the pitch.
President – Perry Dempsey
Secretary - Russ Boring
Treasurer - Craig Chalmers
Team Manager - Nick Fraser
Fixture Secretary – Tim Madigan email@example.com 321-501-5586
Tournament / Events Director - Mark 'Hawkeye' Hawkins
Game Day/Field Manager – Tim Madigan
Social Secretary – Aran Johnson
PR Officer – Nick Fraser
Head Coach – Malakai Tubavuya