The Naples Hammerheads are hosting the Tampa Krewe this Saturday in Estero, Fla., located between the cities of Fort Myers and Naples. The Hammerheads’ and Krewe will play the match at Naples’ home pitch, Estero Park, 9200 Corkscrew Palms Blvd, Estero, Fla. 33928. This game kicks off at 2 p.m., followed by a B-side match between the two clubs. Both the Naples Hammerheads and the Tampa Krewe are Division-II (D-II) teams here in Florida.
Playing separately from the main men’s match, the Naples Bears (Naples’ high school team) will host the Tampa Krewe’s High School squad on the Bears’ home field at Estero High School, 21900 River Ranch Road, Estero, Fla. 33928. This youth match kicks off at 12:30 p.m. Saturday.
Bulls travel to Gainesville to play the Gators
The University of South Florida (USF) Bulls Men’s RFC will travel to Gainesville Saturday to play a game against the University of Florida (UF) Gators. The clubs meet at 1 p.m. to play the match on the Gators UVS fields, located on the UF Campus.
USF Head Coach Gordon Campbell always welcomes new ruggers to his club, regardless of their level of experience. For more information on the USF Bulls Men’s RFC, please visit the club’s fan Facebook page and message Coach Campbell. Players can access the team’s private Facebook page.
Additional D-II and D-III Saturday afternoon matches taking place across Florida
There are additional D-II and D-III rugby matches scheduled across the Sunshine State Saturday afternoon. Unless otherwise noted, all listed games kick off at 2 p.m.:
The Jacksonville Rugby Football Club (RFC) hosts the Boca Raton Buccaneers Saturday at Cornerstone Park in St. Johns. (D-II match)
The Okapi RFC, a new club from Broward County, are hosting the Miami Tridents B-side at Tequesta Trace Park in Weston. (D-II match)
The Sarasota Surge will host the Tallahassee RFC at the Sarasota International Cricket Club, located in Bradenton. (D-III match)
The Bay Area Pelicans (St. Petersburg) host the Palm Beach Panthers on Field Five at Puryear Park. (D-III match)
The Brevard Old Red Eye RFC are hosting the Gainesville Hogs at Provost Park in Cocoa. (D-III match)
The Daytona Beach Coconuts will host the Indian River Raptors on Embry Riddle Field in Daytona Beach. (D-III match)
Women’s Collegiate Rugby matches scheduled Saturday around Florida
Two women’s rugby matches, both between Florida D-I Collegiate Rugby Clubs, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday.
The first match-up between the University of Central Florida (UCF) Lady Knights and the Florida International University (FIU) Lady Panthers will take place on the UCF Sport Club Fields in Orlando.
The second game, between the Florida State University (FSU) Lady Seminoles and the University of South Florida (USF) Lady Bulls will be played on the fields of the FSU Rec SportsPlex in Tallahassee.
For further details relating to any of the above mentioned matches, please visit the Rugby in Florida website and Facebook page.