Over the last year, Key West Rugby Club has developed into the premier new rugby team in Florida. We have praise from the Florida Rugby Union, calling us the “best new club in Florida” and “setting the bar for all teams in Florida socially.” With your assistance, we will build upon our initial success and continue prosper.
The Key West Rugby Club has grown to over 40 active players and 25 social members in only it’s first year. The team is a member of the national governing body for American Rugby, USA Rugby. The Key West RFC competes locally in the Florida Rugby Union, which is comprised of 30 teams from throughout the state of Florida. Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Naples, Sarasota, Boca Raton, Orlando And Tampa are just a few of the teams the Key West RFC competes against. The team has already received extensive media coverage including full-page articles with color pictures in the sports sections of both major newspapers. Additionally, the team has been covered by sports radio and has developed an on going relationship with the number one rated morning and afternoon radio shows in the Florida Keys.
During the 2004 season the Key West Rugby Club Has won numerous honors. The team was the Florida Rugby Union Associate member Champion for 2004, completing an undefeated regular season. Key west also placed third at he Ft. Meyer’s 7’s Rugby Tournament. Our post game socials have consistently received high praise from visiting local and international teams.
Current, the team is seeking long-team sponsors at a variety of levels. The Key West Rugby Club will be starting its regular season in mid January and is seeking a yearlong partnership with sponsors. The rugby year is divided into distinct phases. The Fall and Spring seasons are competitive for state and national titles. The winter sees various touring teams from outside of Florida visiting; While the Summer is filled with weekend tournaments throughout the state.