Bay Area Pelicans

The Bay Area Pelicans Rugby Football Club (RFC) is a men's rugby club in the Tampa Bay Area. The team was founded in St. Petersburg, Florida in 1977.

Bay Area Pelicans Rugby Football Club
Full nameBay Area Pelican Rugby Football Club
UnionUSA Rugby
Ground(s)Puryear Park (Capacity: 1,000)
PresidentKevin Murtaugh
Coach(es)Davey Hedges
League(s)Florida Rugby Union
Official website

The team consists of non-professional players and is sanctioned by USA Rugby to compete in men's Division III. It is currently coached by David Hedges (Davey Hedges) who has played at the international level and is IRB certified as coach, referee and educator, having recently coached Eckerd College after a long-standing role with the Dusseldorf Dragons in Germany. The club is registered with the national governing rugby body[1] and competes in the Florida Rugby Union (FRU) Division 3.


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