Orchard Park  Rugby

WNY's Premier Youth Rugby Club          

Boys and Girls High School (u19)  and Middle school  (u15) programs in the Buffalo NY Area.

FIRST ANNUAL OPRUGBY MEAT RAFFLE

 OP RUGBY'S 1ST MEAT RAFFLE WAS AN ABSOLUTE SUCCESS! 350 PEOPLE ATTENDED AND WERE TREATED TO A GREAT TIME AND AMAZING PRIZES. THE EVENT WAS THE RESULT OF THE DEDICATION AND WORK OF THE OP BOARD, PARENTS AND EVENT CHAIR MELISSA SAFFRIN. THANK YOU TO ALL OUR DONORS AND SPONSORS

THIS WEEK IN OPRUGBY

 

TUESDAY 5/14   BOYS TRAINING @ WINDOM ELEMENTARY (BEHIND SCHOOL 5PM

WEDNESDAY  5/15: GIRLS TRAINING @ TIM RUSSERT PARK 6-8PM

THURSDAY 5/16   BOYS TRAINING @ WINDOM ELEMENTARY (BEHIND SCHOOL)  5PM   GIRLS TRAINING 6-8PM

SATURDAY 5 /18                                                                                                                               BOYS  @ KENMORE  POD  TIMES TBA                                                                          GIRLS  OFF , WATCH SOUTH BUFFALO WOMEN PLAY IN USA FINAL FOUR 2:00 day

   111 Village Dr., State College, PA, 16803, U

OP Girls travel to Medina Ohio for friendly matches with Moon Area (PA) and Highland (OH)

 The girl's traveled 3 hrs. to play Ohio power Highland Buzzards and Pennsylvania powerhouse Moon Area.  The club traveled a little light and lost a couple of close varsity matches and the JV went 1-1 on the day.  The heat and fast pace of our opponents got the best of us, but we bring home lessons learned and great memories. 

Players of the day: Missy Wojtowicz and Sydney Genek.  Thye were both warriors all day. Highlights of the day included: the physical play of Sophia " Savage " Saffrin,  and  Rory Senft, the leadership of Captain Annie Henrich, and the strong runs of Natalia Phillips and Tessa Reichmuth,

Scoring: Missy 2T, Ella R 1T 1C Savage 1T Hailey 1T Annie 1c                           Photos on gallery page.  Courtesy of Paul Saffrin.

ORCHARD PARK GIRLS OPEN LEAGUE 15'S PLAY WITH A WIN

BOYS PLAY LAST PRESEASON SCRIMMAGE

ON SUNDAY APRIL 21ST, ORCHARD PARK RUGBY HOSTED 4 GAME AND RECOGNIZED THIER AMAZING SENIOR CLASS.  THE BOYS FINISHED THE PRESEASON FALLING TO A FAST AND SKILLED SYRACUSE SILVERBACKS TEAM AND HOSTED GRAND ISLAND FOR DEVELOPMENTAL GAME.  

THE GIRLS STARTED THIER QUEST TO RETURN TO THE RUGBYNY CHAMPIONSHIP WITH VARSITY AND JV GAMES vs RIVAL CITY HONORS HS.  OP's VARSITY CONTROLLED THE PACE OF THE GAME AND TERRITORY THROUGH STRONG DEFENSE AND SMART OFFENSIVE DECISION MAKING.  THE FORWARDS WERE PHYSICAL, AND HARD HITTING PROVIDING CLEAN BALL TO BACKS, WHO FOUND SPACE ALL DAY.  EVERY FORWARD CONTRIBUTED HIGHLIGHT RUNS AND BIG TACKLES. AERO GEISE AND SOPHIA "SAVAGE" SAFFRIN WERE STAND OUTS IN THE PACK. WHILE ANNIE HENRICH AND MADISON "MO" MOELLER'S TACKLING KEPT THE HONORS BACKS FROM MAKING ANY GROUND.                                        THE FINAL SCORE WILL READ: OP 40-0 CITY HONORS.                  SCORING: ANNIE 4T 7C, PEYTON 4T, MO 3T, AERO 2T, DITTO 1T

THE JV LOST A CLOSE GAME 15-14.  ELLA RICCARDI AND SYDNEY GENEK HAVE BECOME A FORMIDABLE HALF BACK PAIRING AND CONTROLLED THE GAME.  KAYLIANN TEFFT WAS A PHYSICAL FORCE AND GRAY FORREST CONTINUES TO IMPRESS ON DEFENSE. ARIANA HARDT AND TESSA REICHMUTH RAN HARD AND SPARKED THE OFFENSE. 

SCORING: MISSY 1T, TESSA 1T, ELLA R 2C,

NEXT UP FOR THE GIRLS: SUNDAY 4/28:  MOON AREA (PA) AND HIGHLAND (OH)  @ MEDINA OHIO. 


RONALD McDONALD HOUSE

OP RUGBY VOLUNTEERING DURING BREAK AT THE RONALD McDONALD HOUSE IN BUFFALO. THE PLAYERS CREATED A MENU, ORGANIZED AND MADE DINNER AND LEARNED ABOUT THE AMAZING WORK DONE THERE. 

OP RUGBY MEDIA DAY

BUFFALO BILLS ADPRO FIELDHOUSE TRAINING DATES ADDED

1st practice at Fieldhouse tonight Wednesday             2/14 @ 8pm

PLEASE SEE BELOW OR THE SCHEDULE TAB FOR DATES AT TIMES

***** ALL ATTENDEES MUST COMPLETE THE ONLINE WAIVER (LINK BELOW), PRIOR TO FIRST DATE ATTENDED. THIS ONLY NEED TO BE DONE ONCE FOR EACH PERSON FOR THE SPRING.


Minor: https://app.waiverelectronic.com/render/templateByRefId/65c505c500ab911db5bb03b9

Adult: https://app.waiverelectronic.com/render/templateByRefId/65c50677457ccd6db3fe8992

THERE ARE 4 MONDAYS THAT THE OP GIRLS WILL SHARE WITH THE SOUTH BUFFALO TEAM AND WE MAY SET UP A SCRIMMAGE ONE DATE.

TEAM STORE

TEAM STORE

IS NOW OPEN

2024  Other Dates to Remember.

April 20- Pancake breakfast Fundraiser- Applebees West Seneca. 

                                                      OP Girl's Rugby                                                           First Annual Holiday Party and Secret Santa

OPRugby partners with Deefort sports as offical kit suppliers. Team store to open soon!


Orchard Park Rugby welcomes all our new board members

2023-2024 OPRugby Board

President               Tom Riccardi

V. P.                              Tony Messina 

Secretary               Kris Marusza

Treasurer              Sally Senft

           Board of Directors          

Heather Reichmuth         

Paul Saffrin       

Aimee Riccardi

Jill Tefft

Patty Balthasar            

Melissa Saffrin

Melissa Langworthy         

                                                                                                                                                  

OPHS Gym Classes

Classroom Training

New player interest meeting

REGISTRATION

OP Rugby Registration

All Players are required to register USA Rugby  & RugbyNY  Registration Fee is $58. Fee covers USA Rubgy and RugbyNY dues. 

Go to: myaccount.rugbyxplorer.com.au 



  OP Girls win the RUGBYNY State Championship 

     OP finished the regular season 12-0 and added a NYs Championship to their Battle for the Border 7's and DII Nationals Championships

OP's defense was on full display all weekend.  On Saturday they held the hard hitting City Honors team and their powerful pack to 10 points en route to a 40-10 win. It took a herculean effort that left the team physically and emotionally drained heading into Sunday's finals at Sienna College. Their opponents, Corning had an electric backline and scored 38 points in their previous meeting (OP 50-38 Corning.) The OP girls started slow but showed heart and incredible fortitude as Corning had nearly all the possession during the first half but OP held them to 12 points behind a great team defensive performance that featured big tackle after big tackle and 2 goal line stands. Annie Henrich's twisting and turning highlight reel 60m try sparked the team's offense to life. She and Senior Co- Captain Ella Nenoff each scored twice and Nenoff added 1 conversion and a penalty kick to bring the final score to  OP 25 -10 Corning.