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For everything Rugby in Florida also consult www.rugbyfl.com 

 ►    RUGBY FACT:    THE FIRST INTERNATIONAL RUGBY FIXTURE WAS BETWEEN ENGLAND AND SCOTLAND IN 1871. The English team was composed mainly of Lancastrians who adopted their county’s emblem, the red rose. That’s why England‘s rugby team have the rose on their shirts today.  Most other sports in England use three lions.

►  RUGBY WORLD CUP 2016   ALL INFO ON  www.rugbyworldcup.com      

►   TO WATCH RUGBY INTERNATIONALS LIVE ON TV IN FLORIDA, just phone the British and Irish pubs near you LISTED ON THIS WEBSITE. Many of them show the matches.  Go to list of British Pubs on this website.

► FT. LAUDERDALE JESTERS TOUCH RUGBY CLUB…….players and supporters welcome. For matches and full details look at
website www.ft.lauderdaletouchrugby.com

► JACKSONVILLE AXEMAN are a major Rugby team which organises year-round events with teams from the UK.  DETAILS:   www.jaxaxe.com   To get involved in any way, contact Spinner Howland of the Jacksonville Axemen Rugby Club.  Tel. [904] 536-7501  email spinner@jaxaxe.com 

►  All Florida rugby fans can stay up to date with the USA Rugby League via their website  www.USARL.com

►   FT. LAUDERDALE RUGBY CLUB established many years. INFO:  www.ftlrugby.com   ALSO:  Call John Murphy on [954] 553-4440 —he knows the entire Rugby scene in Ft. Lauderdale. 

 ► FT. MYERS area Rugby fans—-to watch local teams or get involved call fellow Brit and Rugby coach Stewart Campbell on [239] 209-4983 

► BOCA RATON RUGBY CLUB  Supporters/spectators wanted!!  Call British president John Devonport  on [561] 870-6836   

►   JACKSONVILLE area Rugby club seeks expatriate rugby players and supporters.  Call [904] 536-7501 

►   TALLAHASSEE RUGBY CLUB,  [TRFC]  reformed in 2009.  Over 70 active members and coaching staff now and looking for more,  plus supporters and social members. TRFC competes in Division 3 in the Deep South Rugby Union.  INFO call Welshman Huw O’Callaghan on [850] 339-8077

►    Orlando Rugby Club,  with some British players and supporters, is always seeking new members.   Established in 1970 this club is one of the most successful in Florida, with past titles in national sevens and winners of the Florida cup 2006 & 2007.   INFO:  Contact Matt Wise, Director of Youth Rugby at matthewwise@msn.com or 407-810-7888 or  Eric Jacovetti at  ejacovetti@gmail.com. They also provide youth rugby for all ages in Central Florida. 

►    RUGBY TEAM for children and youth in Miami with coach from England.   Learn to play rugby with people from UK, US, France, Argentina and other nations. Miami Rugby Youth Divisions.   Phone [305] 400-0134 or info@miamirugbykids.com for info.  INFO:   www.miamirugbykids.com   

►   FT. LAUDERDALE RUGBY CLUB:    The extremely successful Ft. Lauderdale Rugby Club usually puts on an amazing tournament, every February hosting 46 teams from all over the USA and UK. All rugby fans in Florida should head down for this. CHECK  EACH YEAR WITH THE CLUB WHEN/IF IT’S ON. Phone club hotline (954) 351-1075. They will also know where in Ft. Lauderdale you can watch international rugby [Six Nations etc] on TV.

►   ST. PETERSBURG AREA RUGBY:    The Bay Area Pelicans a Division II rugby team established many years ago. Has British, South African, Aussie and American players and fans. INFO: Call Tim Madigan cellphone [321] 501-5586   

►   BOCA RATON RUGBY CLUB  has British players of ages and abilities and supporters. They seek more! Details Call British president [561] 870-6836.

►   MIAMI….The long-established and prominent Miami Tridents has British Players, supporters and a British coach but players are of several nationalities.  Call President Luis Prieto [from Spain] on [305] 803-0835 for club events and details.  

►  MIAMI RUGBY CLUB  Want to play rugby in Miami?   Contact Secretary Edison Barahona on [305] 924-3057 at Miami Rugby Club or [305] 505-7393 Ask for Sergio.  

►   MIAMI [Kendall area] RUGBY CLUB   A recreational rugby club.  Players and fans wanted. Focusing on the working professional who wants to learn the sport, get in shape after work or just have fun playing one of the world’s most popular sports.  Contact  Andres Zamora [305] 335-9580

►   NAPLES RUGBY CLUB…seeks players, fans and supporters. [239] 910-2758

►    TAMPA BAY area RUGBY.   Krewe Rugby Football Club has British players and supporters. Call Club coach, Dai Morgan, a Welshman who knows his rugby!  (941) 993-9850

►   RUGBY PALM BEACH TOUCH RUGBY CLUB welcomes new players, fans and supporters.  Call fellow Brit Dwight Gray on [561] 644-2718 for latest info and events.

►  SARASOTA Rugby Club, formed in 2010 is a multi-cultural team with players from AustraliaNew ZealandEnglandZimbabweeTonga, the Bahamas and the USA.  Call the Sarasota Surge who play and train at the Sarasota Cricket and Rugby Club.  Details call Dai Morgan on [941] 993-9850 or Adam Walker the Aussie club treasurer on 941-350-3993  Website:   www.sarasotarugbyclub.com


Do you know whether and how you can access your lump sum and bring it over to the USA?  

For a FREE review of your UK pension contact Mark Solomons in Florida with Florin Pensions
on  [561] 793-1311 email  msolomons@florinpensions.com  On Subject line put:  “To Mark Solomons—UK pension query”.    Include your name + city + phone + a sentence about the type of company/private pension you paid into.  NOTE: The UK’s decision to leave the EU has resulted in Gilt yields reaching all time historic lows,  pushing up the transfer values of UK defined benefit pensions schemes.  That means your unfrozen pension is worth MORE since July 2016.  Mark is a longtime member of the Florida Association of British Business [FABB].  As FABB’s UK pensions expert he has unfrozen many pensions for USA expats over the years.

 £   TIP:  WANT TO SAVE WHEN TRANSFERRING over UK CURRENCY?   DON’T USE YOUR BANK!  Use Moneycorp.  [ I use Moneycorp myself–FABB President.]   The pound is shaky.  That affects all expats in Florida who still have UK dealings. To transfer your precious funds, we highly recommend you use the services of Moneycorp.  At lower rates than any bank!  This will save you fees and grief, as we Londoners say!  What your own bank won’t do is save considerable  exchange fees, like Moneycorp.   NOW is an advantageous time for you to transfer any funds you have.  THE BEST WAY:   Moneycorp, the UK company with an office in Florida and droves of satisfied Florida clients. It is the only UK currency exchange company licenced to deal in 50 states.   Many expat Brits here have used this currency service for years and report huge savings and satisfaction.   TO FIND OUT MORE:    Phone Moneycorp’s Kelly Cutchin on  [863] 207-6616 at their USA HQ in Orlando to ask all your questions.  Or email your query to Kelly Cutchin  kelly.cutchin@moneycorp.com for details.  Moneycorp’s HQ is in England.   Posted by the Florida Association of British Business [FABB].  Moneycorp have been trusted members since 2005]