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Fog Rugby Weekend a Success! - Oct 4-5

The San Francisco Fog Rugby Football Club achieved unprecedented success within the weekend of October 4-5, organizing the Fall Rugby 101 Clinic, hosting two home matches with the Lady Fog and participating in the Castro Street Fair by running three booths (two beverage, one recruiting).

Thank you to everyone that helped make this weekend an outstanding one!

LOTS of Fog Rugby Events This Weekend!

RUGBY 101 CLINIC, TWO WOMEN MATCHES AND CASTRO STREET FAIR!

The San Francisco Fog Rugby Football Club is invading the city this upcoming weekend of October 4-5, 2008 with four exciting rugby events!

Want a taste of Fog Rugby? Check out what we’re doing!

Fog signs Treasure Island lease

SF FOG TO CREATE TWO FULL-SIZE RUGBY PITCHES

(12 Sep 2008) The San Francisco Fog RFC has signed a lease for 6-1/2 acres of land on Treasure Island, the club’s chief officer, Carl Fortney, announced today.

Large enough for two full-size, regulation pitches (playing fields), the location will be developed by the Fog for use in its home matches and practices.

Fortney said that Fog Rugby will be seeking corporate sponsorships to defray the cost of the site improvements, which may include the sale of naming rights for the field.

The Fog began using Treasure Island’s rugby pitches for events in 2005, when the second FogFest rugby festival was held there. In fall 2007, after years of hopscotching around the city of San Francisco in search of practice grounds, one of the TI pitches became the ongoing site of Fog Rugby training sessions. The newly leased land is adjacent to the existing rugby fields.

Treasure Island is an artificial island in the San Francisco Bay between San Francisco and Oakland. Named after the novel Treasure Island, by Robert Louis Stevenson (who lived in San Francisco from 1879 to 1880), the island was created in 1936 & 1937 for the Golden Gate International Exposition.

Watch for further announcements concerning Fog Rugby’s Treasure Island home over the coming weeks and months. For information about sponsorship opportunities, please contact us.

Fog Women Training Begins August 12

The San Francisco Fog Women’s Side officially begins training for their upcoming season on Tuesday, August 12. Training sessions are Tuesday and Thursday evening of each week from 7pm to 9pm, as well as non-match Saturday mornings from 11am to 1pm, at the Fog’s home pitch on Treasure Island. These sessions are primarily for the women’s side but are open to all.

Whether you are new to the game of rugby or have played this exciting sport for years, now is the time to start training with the Fog!

Place: Treasure Island on the corner of Avenue D & 9th Street
Date: Every Tuesday, Thursday and non-match Saturday
Time: 7pm to 9pm (11am to 1pm Saturday)

Rugby 101 Clinic - Save the Date - Oct. 4

The San Francisco Fog RFC will be holding a Rugby 101 Clinic on Saturday, October 4, 2008 at 10am at the Jobs Corps Field on Treasure Island in San Francisco. More details about the clinic will be available soon.

For more information about rugby, including our heralded Rookie Primer, the laws of rugby, and our equipment (kit) guide, visit our Rugby 101 page.