Central Florida Warriors
|Full name||Central Florida Warriors
Rugby League Club
|Coach(s)||Gareth 'Gaz' Walker|
|Competition||USA Rugby League|
The Central Florida Warriors are a semi-professional rugby league team based in Deland, Florida. They currently compete in the USA Rugby League (USARL) in the Southeast Rugby League Conference. They play their home games at Spec Martin Stadium
The Warriors were founded in March, 2014 as part of an expansion by the USARL to represent the Central Florida area from Daytona to Orlando in the sport of Rugby League. Along with fellow new clubs The Atlanta Rhinos and Tampa Mayhem they joined The Jacksonville Axemen to form the USARL Southeastern Conference. The Warriors name was used as a way to pay tribute to all the military men and woman that have served the United States. After winning their inaugural game against fellow newcomers the Atlanta Rhinos in the opening round in the 2014 season, the team went on to finish 2nd in the South conference. In the playoffs they again defeated the Rhinos before being eliminated by the Jacksonville Axemen in the Southern Conference championship. 2015 saw the Warriors enter the season with new found confidence after what many thought was a successful first season in the USARL. The team finished the regular season 3-3 and again finishing 2nd in their conference. This time in the playoffs they defeated the Axemen in the Conference semi-final before going down to the Atlanta Rhinos in the Conference championship round
USARL season summaries
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Jersey and Sponsors
The Central Florida Warriors inaugural jersey is predominately white featuring the clubs secondary colors Red and Black. In 2015 the club let the fans vote on their design for the upcoming season with the winning design being a tribal influenced black and grey jersey. The main sponsor for the team was the Volusia Rugby Foundation. Other sponsors include EW Crossfit, The Brickhouse and Stand Up MRI & Diagnostic center.
|Central Florida Warriors|
|USARL squad||Coaching staff|
Updated: 6 August 2014
The warriors play their home games at Spec Martin Stadium in Deland, Fl approx. 25 miles south of Daytona Beach. The stadium underwent significant renovations recently, including a new press box, handicapped and premium seating areas, and new locker room facilities, establishing the venue as one of the premier stadiums in the USARL competition.
- Spec Martin Municipal Stadium
- Warriors About section
- Atlanta, Tampa Bay and Central Florida teams set to launch in 2014.
- Central Florida Warriors Sponsors
- "2014 Roster". Orlando Orthopaedic Center Central Florida Warriors. Retrieved 6 August 2014.