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Freeport Rugby vs Cuckoos (Feb 2012)

The Club is proud to offer the best amateur club facilities in the Caribbean which include :

•Floodlit pitch suitable for rugby and football Club house with fully stocked bar (providing you don’t want a Kalik)

•The Club is in the process of developing 2 practice pitches, another full size soccer pitch and possibly a 5 a side pitch also

•Changing and showering facilities

•Swimming pool

•Satellite TV offering the latest sporting match ups and ‘Frankie Vaughan’

•Kitchen and dining area

•Pool table and table tennis table and dart board

•Washing machine – available for touring teams to use

Committee

Sounds grand I know but basically those poor buggers who do most of the work!

• Rob Speller (President — pictured right having a rum and coke)

• Mike Tully (Secretary)

• Philip Page (Treasurer)

• Nigel Kirkby

• Antony Johns

• Mark Hardy

• Christopher Baker

• Debbie Borsetto

Club Rules

The rules are simple:

•Pay your membership

•Come training

•Play to win

•Honour your round of drinks

•What goes on tour stays on tour

How To Join (Membership Levels)

Its simple . If you have a modicum of skill, athletic ability, energy, money, drinking ability, or failing that, a good looking wife, daughter or sister then come along. To join and enjoy the considerable advantages of the Club, then you need to become a Member. Membership rates are as follows:

•$25 junior (i.e., still in school) playing member

•$50 social member

•$75 family social member

•$125 single playing member

•$150 family – 1 playing member and family social

•$175 family – all playing

•$200 Vice President

Membership can be paid either at the start of the season at the Annual President Cocktail Party – one of Freeport’s most prestigious social occasions – or to one of the team’s captains or Committee Members.

Location

It is at the top Settlers Way – coming from the airport you turn left at the gas station (about 3/4 mile from airport) , 200 yards down Settlers Way is the YMCA where you will see a soccer field. Next door to that is the Mecca known as Freeport Rugby Football Club. You will see a set of rugby posts and a set of goal posts and a bunch of finely chiseled athletes going through their paces!

Club History

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God’s !

Like any good stories, the history of Freeport Rugby Football club begins with The Holy Trinity: Kirk Antoni (God), Chris Cafferata (The Son) and David Jenkins (The Holy Spirit) . No story past, present or future about the Club would be complete without mention of one of these 3 characters.

The Club was founded in 1965 as a number of poor desperate souls, who had wandered from Middle Earth (or as it is commonly known now Britain), sought refuge on a small land holding on Grand Bahama. Comforted by the tempting smell of chicken sh*t which (to this day) floats alluring through the air , the intrepid travellers decided to stake claim to the land and declare it the Democratic Republic Of Freeport Rugby Football Club. The aim of the club was to attract all like minded individuals to a location where men could be men, some good natured sporting contact could be had and a few beers could be quaffed in the relative peace and harmony of the clubhouse.

Forty years on the club and its members are a little older, a little wiser (possibly), a little richer (possibly) and certainly showing the signs of old age (unless you die your hair to cover up the grey (see section of ridiculous haircuts and facial hair sponsored by Robert Nabb).

In honour of the fortieth anniversary (and in order to speed up the process of getting this web site ‘back on line), a more detailed historic overview is currently being prepared . In addition a new section is to be added in which members from bygone days can recollect on famous deeds and escapades. Such nation-building exploits will include but will not be limited to:

•Bert Campbell’s experience with a transvestite (I did not kiss him, he stuck his tongue down my throat)

•Bob Davis’ ashtray throwing tantrum

•Roger Duthie sleeping in his bed outside his apartment on his stag doo (and peeing himself)

•Rob Speller’s drunken escapade (please simply type in month and year for complete list)

•The night Eric ‘Timber’ Forbes came crashing down

•The fortnight of the two broken arms and the broken leg – and the curse of the golden boot !

•Alan Bater’s Amex gold card and Speedos story

•Nicky teaching Bert to swim

•Why KC cannot go on tour

•Ernie Blue’s impression of the Rain Main

•The Neet hair removal story