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OP Newsletter: Scrimmages, Charity Events and more

By Matt Schmidt, 10/17/16, 10:00AM MST

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*The men's squad scrimmaged with 24 players last Saturday and had a social on the field afterwards. Both sides were evenly matched and loaded with both new talent and veteran experience. There is lots to improve on, but the men are further along at this point in the preseason than they were last season and have a lot more matches lined up before the season kicks off in January.

*We are excited to host Big Brother's and Big Sisters of Tucson on October 22 and 23 for two days of clinics with their kids and mentors. OPRFC's new charity "Engage" is designed to provide more recreational opportunities for the local underprivileged youth. This year we have put together 100 athletic kits including bag, ball, water bottle and t-shirt for our kid participants. For more information, check it out.

*The Men's Fall Match Schedule

Sept. 24 @ Phoenix (Won: 7 tries to 6)
Oct. 1 Flagstaff 10's (1-1-1)
Oct. 15 Intersquad Scrimmage (OP won)
October 21-22: Engage charity event with Big Brothers Big Sisters
November 19: Round Robin @ Estevan with Tucson and other teams TBD
December 10: Exhibition game in Bisbee vs. Scottsdale
December 17:  OPRFC v. Las Vegas Irish

* Women's Fall Schedule

  • Oct. 1 - Flagstaff 10's (2-1, 2-1)
  • Oct. 22 - Friendly @ Las Vegas
  • Nov. 4 - Inter-squad scrimmage @ Estevan
  • Nov. 19 - Round robin with GCU and NAU @ Estevan
  • Dec. 3 - Arizona Rugby Festival @ Scottsdale
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*We continue to stress the importance of registering with OPRFC to become a member of our club. Registration allows us to get critical contact, medical and other information from you. For alumni, registration allows us to keep track of what you are up to so we can send you business and other perks.

*We are always recruiting, whether you a man or woman,  new or old to the sport. Now is especially a good time to join us as we prepare for our upcoming season. If you have questions, please contact Matt Schmidt at mschmidt@kss-law.com or check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

*For more information about upcoming events, check out our calendar or join us on Facebook.