The Central Florida Warriors were founded in March, 2014 to represent the Central Florida area from Daytona to Orlando in the sport of Rugby League. They are centrally located in the city of DeLand and are members of the United States of America Rugby League (USARL – http://www.usarl.com/ ). They compete in the Southeast Rugby League Conference.
Team Captain: Bart Longchamp
The Central Florida Warriors are led by team captain, Bart Longchamp. He has been playing rugby for the past 9 years and for the past 4 years he has been part of the Central Florida Warriors organization. Bart is also part of the Orlando Rugby Club Team. He grew up in West Palm Beach, FL and now resides in Orlando.
McSweeney is a Queensland, Australia native and played junior and senior football with the Burleigh Bears RLFC on the Gold Coast. “I’ve been very pleased with how quickly the team has gelled and adapted to each other’s games. Our commitment and hard work at training and on game days is paying off. We know the job is far from done but I have the utmost confidence we can continue to grow as we make a push to the playoffs.”
The Central Florida Warriors are also led by team coach, Taylor Alley. Taylor’s rugby influence dates back decades. He started playing rugby after being influenced by his dad who is in the Orlando Griffins Rugby Hall Of Fame. The UNF Deadbirds were the first club he got the chance to play for starting as a freshman. He had back-to-back USA Rugby south championships during 2012 and 2013 and was captain of the UNF Deadbirds during their final four appearance.
Board of Directors
Director At Large: Joshua D Moore
Player Development: Joshua Jackson, Shaun McSweeney, Taylor Alley, Gareth Walker
Board Members: Morris Culpepper III, Nicola Walker, Michael P Sampson,
Erek Sanchez, Brian Eschen
Gareth “Gaz” and Nicola Walker
Joshua D Moore
Morris Culpepper III
Michael P Sampson