Fog Rugby is gearing up for a full schedule of home-field matches this Saturday, February 27.
The action begins at 10:30am, when the Fog Women face the Berkeley All Blues of the Women’s Premier League in their first friendly match of the Spring season.
The next game at 12pm will pit the Fog Men’s A Side against Redwood. The Fog Men are mid-way through their league season with an even win-loss record of 3-3.
Next, at 1:30pm, Berkeley RFC will host a match against the Marin REDS. And finally at 3pm, the Fog Men’s B Side will face the Berkeley B Side in the last match of the day.
All matches will take place at the Fog Rugby pitch on Treasure Island.
The Fog Men’s A side travels to the North Bay this Saturday, February 6, to face the Marin REDS. The match is scheduled for 2pm at the REDS’ Marin City Field in Sausalito, CA. Directions to the pitch are posted below.
Earlier in the day, the Fog B side will play SFSU at the Fog Rugby pitch on Treasure Island. Kickoff is at 11am.
Training for the women’s spring season began Tuesday, February 2, and will be held every Tuesday and Thursday, 7:30 - 9:30pm, at the Fog Rugby pitch on Treasure Island. New players are encouraged to come out!
Upcoming events for the women’s side include the Fog-hosted Rugby 101 clinic on February 20, a scrimmage against the Berkeley All Blues on February 27, and the Champagne Classic tournament in San Diego on March 6 and 7.
Interested in learning the basics of rugby in a fun, no-pressure atmosphere?
Join us on Saturday, October 3rd for a full day of rugby instruction, fun, camaraderie, and a BBQ with beer and great food and folks.
No experience is necessary — we’ll teach you everything you need to know. All shapes and sizes are welcome, with women especially encouraged to attend.
You will learn basics of rugby:
- rugby laws
- tossing and catching the ball
- painless tackling with less effort
- forming rucks and mauls
- line outs
- rugby songs
The Clinic starts at 11:00am (sharp!) on Treasure Island at the Fog Rugby pitch (near the intersection of 9th St and Ave D).
Note: Participants must be 18 years or older to participate in this Rugby 101, but please feel free to contact us about our Youth Rugby program.
Adm. Mike Mullen
Testifying before the Senate today, Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said that ending the U.S. military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy would be “the right thing to do.”
Mullen told the Senate’s Armed Services committee gay people should be allowed to serve openly in the nation’s armed forces.
President Obama repeatedly stated his opposition to the policy during his campaign for the White House, and pledged during the State of the Union address last week to repeal the ban within a year.
Mullen stressed he was “speaking for myself and myself only.”
Defense Secretary Robert Gates appeared before the same Senate panel, announcing that he would initiate a year-long review of the policy.
“The question before us is not whether the military prepares to make this change, but how we best prepare for it,” Gates said. “We received our orders from the commander-in-chief and we are moving out accordingly.”
“Don’t ask, don’t tell” was passed by Congress in 1993, and permitted gay men and lesbians to serve as long as they kept their sexual orientation secret. “Homosexual conduct,” however, was sufficient grounds for discharge from the military.
Since then, nearly 11,000 troops have been dismissed under the policy.