Pelican Youth Rugby Academy

Pelican Rugby Football Club is the oldest rugby club in the Tampa Bay Area, formed in 1977.  Our men's team has won State Championships and many of our adult players have been selected to play on state and regional select sides. Click here to launch the Bay Area Pelican Rugby Football Club website. 


Our high school team (U-19) was originally formed in 2006. The team played in the State quarter-finals or better every years from 2008 through 2011. We were the 2008 State Champions and placed 3rd in the 9 state USA Rugby South Regional Championships.  


Many of our players have gone on to play college and club rugby. Two of our players have received All-American honors. Three of them went on to win USA Rugby Collegiate National Championships. 

We exist to introduce young people to the best team sport in the world, rugby!