Come out on March 28 to support your USA Eagles! This is a great event and fund raiser held the night before the USA vs Uruguay World Cup qualifying match. It is chance to meet and host the USA coach, select players, chairman of USA rugby, IRB committee members and other invited guests. Sponsored by Sweetwater, the evening includes BBQ from award winning Blind Pig BBG out of Lake Jackson Ga. Click the image below or HERE to register.

USA Rugby Fundraiser

USA Rugby Fundraiser

When: Friday, March 28 2014, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Where: American Legion – Buckhead, 3905 Powers Ferry Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30342
Why: Support your USA Rugby Eagles as they prepare for the Rugby World Cup

(KENNESAW, GA) 15-16 February 2014 – International Rugby returned to the Atlanta area during the USA leg of the IRB Women’s Sevens World Series. While the region was still thawing from a rare ice storm, first class rugby was on full display with New Zealand pulling away as the champion over Canada. As one of several proud sponsors of the event, Atlanta Old White members past and present were out in force volunteering and serving as ambassadors for the club, city, and the sport of rugby.

Atlanta Old White RFC chairman Ryan Brenny and former Board member Tyler Dixon Sr. with members of the Dutch Sevens Ladies,  Bowl Winners of the IRB Women's Sevens World Series in Atlanta (https://www.facebook.com/dutch7sladies)

Atlanta Old White RFC chairman Ryan Brenny and board member emeritus Tyler Dixon Sr. with members of the Dutch Sevens Ladies, Bowl Winners of the IRB Women’s Sevens World Series in Atlanta (Dutch 7s Ladies Facebook)

   

ABOUT:
The IRB Women’s Sevens World Series gives leading female rugby players across six continents the chance to experience elite level, high performance Sevens competition around the world.

The Series takes place in global destinations, UAE (Dubai), USA (Atlanta), Brazil, (Sao Paulo), China (Guangzhou) and Netherlands (Amsterdam), underlining the IRB’s commitment to the ongoing growth and development of women’s Rugby around the world and is another significant step in the journey to Rio 2016.

It follows on from a hugely successful first Series which saw staggering growth in the depth of the Women’s Sevens Game and provided a significant platform for growth in the areas of broadcast, live streaming and social media.

The system mirrors the men’s series, with each 12-team event featuring eight core teams who secured their places by reaching the Cup quarter-finals at Women’s Rugby World Cup Sevens 2013. They are Australia, Canada, England, Ireland, New Zealand, Russia, Spain and USA. Brazil have been invited to attend all of the 2013/14 events with the remaining three teams who have been invited based on regional tournament rankings.

Women’s Rugby is one of the fastest-growing team sports in the world and, in 2016, the finest female players in the world will take their place alongside their male counterparts in Rio de Janeiro when Rugby returns to the Olympic Games summer programme. The international series is a key milestone in the ongoing development of both the competitive standards and the professionalism of the Women’s Game.

The IRB Women’s Sevens World Series concept is in line with key strategic objectives set out in the IRB Women’s Rugby Plan, expanding the women’s Sevens international competition model, particularly at the elite level of the Game.

(LAS VEGAS, NV) 24-26 January 2014 – Several Old White members past and present made the trip to Las Vegas for the latest stop of the HSBC Sevens World Series.

Atlanta Old White RFC chairman with Filimone Wawabaca and Bob Latham

Atlanta Old White Rugby chairman Ryan Brenny with Filimone Waqabaca, Chariman of the Fiji Rugby Union and Permanent Secretary of Finance, and Bob Latham, US Olympic Committee and IRB Executive Committee Member

HSBC Sevens World Series

The HSBC Sevens World Series is an annual elite-level competition series between nations whose top professional rugby players compete against each other throughout the year for the World Series Championship. National Teams compete for the HSBC Sevens World Series title by accumulating points based on their finishing position in each of the nine series tournaments.

The 2013-2014 HSBC Sevens World Series schedule has been announced and includes stops in Dubai, South Africa, New Zealand, Las Vegas, Hong Kong, Australia, England and Scotland.

We will be hosting a work party at the home field this Saturday (Feb 1, 2014). Grab some equipment and join us at 10am. A short practice will follow.

Training has begun for the 2014 spring season. Come out Tuesdays and Thursdays and join OWRFC to prepare for another great season. Suggested equipment: Mouth guard, water, cleats.

As many of you know our brother in rugby Keith Porter-Davis has had some pretty severe health set-backs this year.

After passing out at work he was diagnosed with congenital heart failure and had a Internal Cardiovascular Defibrillator implanted until he can receive a heart transplant. He is on a very strict diet and his heart condition causes severe fatigue but Keith still tries to make it out to big games when he can, as we saw this past Saturday. Keep in mind he pretty much spent all week in bed to have the energy to come out to the Renegades game and have a beer at the 5P.

This year at the Santa Pub Crawl we will be collecting donations for Keith’s unmet medical expenses, note that just weeks after this episode he was let go from his position at Xerox.

What can you do to help?
– Bring $10 to Santa Pub Crawl (that’s 2 pints at Fados)
– Donate online a the paypal link here if you can’t make the Santa Pub Crawl
– Contact Reggie Gazes @ regina.paxton@gmail.com if you are interested in putting together some meals for Keith

Unfortunately Keith wont be able to play for Old White again but he will always be part of the family.

You can bring your donations to the pub crawl, or donate via paypal here.

The fall season has ended on a high note with a win over the Renegades. Practice will resume in February. Crossfit is still offered Monday and Wednesday at the new location and normal time.