Central Florida Warriors

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Central Florida Warriors
Central Florida Warriors logo.png
Club information
Full name Central Florida Warriors
Rugby League Club
Nickname(s) Warriors
Colours      Red
Founded 2014
Current details
CEO(s) England Craig Howitt
Coach(s) England Gareth 'Gaz' Walker
Captain(s) Australia Shaun McSweeney
Competition USA Rugby League
2014 4th

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.[2] 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.[3] The Warriors name was used as a way to pay tribute to all the military men and woman that have served the United States.

USARL season summaries[edit]

C=Champions, R=Runners-Ups, F=Finished first, P=Playoff Appearance, L=Finished Last
(Brackets Represent Playoff Games)
Competition Games
C R F P L Coach Notes
2014 USARL season
8 (1) 4 (0) 0 4 (1) 4/11
Gareth Walker
Club foundation season

Jersey and Sponsors[edit]

2014 Primary jersey

The Central Florida Warriors inaugural jersey is predominately white featuring the clubs secondary colors Red and Black. Orlando Orthopaedic Center are the Warriors naming rights and primary jersey sponsor for the 2014 season. Other sponsors include CrossFit Daytona, The Brickhouse and Kill Cliff.[4]

Current squad[edit]

Jacksonville Axemen
USARL squad Coaching staff
  • Anthony Muniz - SR, WG
  • Bart Longchamp - SR, PR
  • Brandon Gould - SR, PR
  • Brett Swann - PR
  • Brett White - HK, LK
  • Brian Eschen (vc) - CE, FE
  • Charles Agoma - CE, SR
  • Christian Rossi - FE, SR
  • Daniel McGrath - WG, CE
  • Erek Sanchez - SR, LK
  • Geoff Blasco - FB, WG
  • Jay Mombu - CE, FE
  • John Danilla - HK
  • Josh Jackson - FB, WG
  • Josh Moore - PR
  • Kennedy Girox - HB, FE
  • Kyle Manyard - CE, SR
  • Kyle Warren - SR, LK
  • Paul Dias - PR, SR
  • Richard Mizell - CE
  • Shaun McSweeney (c) - FE, HB
  • Sterling Wynn - FB, WG
  • Tim Morton - PR

Head coach

  • Gareth Walker - HK, LK

Assistant coaches

  • Craig Howitt - PR
  • Kenny Britt - FB, CE

  • (c) Captain
  • (vc) Vice captain

Updated: 6 August 2014
Source(s): 2014 Roster[5]


Spec Martin stadium main grandstand

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.


  • 2014 - USARL Conference Finalists

See also[edit]

Rugby league in the United States


External links[edit]

Official websites
General fan sites