ABOUT BREVARD OLD RED EYE RUGBY CLUB
Sometime around 1975, Leon Ross and others were tired of the long trips to Orlando to practice and play rugby and founded the Brevard Rugby Football Club. Legend has it that the “Old Red Eyes” were named one Sunday morning at a tournament after a night of reckless abandon. Although known as a hard-hitting club, the Red Eyes were renowned for their ability to party any team into submission, a tradition still true today! But don’t take them lightly, the club went undefeated in 1979, won the FRU Division III Championships in 1987, and have made several trips back to the FRU Championship Tournament. In 2003, the Red Eyes were undefeated and won the FRU Division III Championship.
The Red Eyes currently have an active roster of about 40 players, ranging in age from 16 to 45, who all love the game of rugby and eagerly welcome new and experienced players and social members. Our 15-a-side seasons typically run from mid-January through April and from September through early December. In the summer, we participate in 7-a-side tournaments throughout the state. We also have the opportunity to play touring sides from Europe, South America, and the Caribbean, as well as crews of British ships and submarines docked at Port Canaveral.
We also field a very competitive Old Boys (35+) side that participates in tournaments around the southeast.