We are pleased to announce that the Women’s Sevens National Invitational Tournament will take place Saturday and Sunday, August 15-16, 2009 on Treasure Island, hosted by the San Francisco Fog RFC.
Saturday will feature all teams in pool play, leading into Sunday’s trophy rounds and culminating in the crowning of the 2009 National Sevens Champion. All play will take place at the Gaelic Athletic Association’s field at 11th Street and Avenue H on Treasure Island. Saturday afternoon the Gaelic Athletic Association will play the men’s final for Gaelic Football on the same field.
This year marks the inaugural Championship for Women’s Sevens, and will coincide with the Men’s Sevens National Invitational Tournament, hosted by the San Francisco Golden Gate Rugby Football Club, also on Treasure Island.
Dana Creager, fresh from the US National Team, is serving as Competition Coordinator. Creager notes “We are very pleased to be bringing the Inaugural Women’s Sevens tournament to the San Francisco Bay Area, a hotbed of American Rugby, and are honored to be hosted by the San Francisco Fog. It is guaranteed to be a weekend full of great rugby.”
With origins that trace back to Scotland over 125 years ago, Rugby Sevens is a fast paced, high action version of the more traditional 15-person game.
Admission is free to all spectators. More information and directions to the pitch available on the Women’s Sevens National Invitational Tournament website.
The Lady Fog will be gearing up for the fall season with conditioning sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays from July 13 through July 28. Sessions will be held on Treasure Island at the Fog Rugby pitch from 7:30pm to 9pm and led by the Fog’s “Ranger” Jon Nord.
On Thursday, July 23, there will be a BYOM (bring your own meat or meat substitute) BBQ following the conditioning session. There will also be touch rugby on an adjacent field.
As we do every summer, The San Francisco Fog RFC is spending the off-season playing touch rugby twice each week.
Thursday evenings at 7:30pm you can find us at the Fog Rugby pitch.
Saturday mornings at 11am we’re at Ocean Beach, just south of the Cliff House and the Great Highway-Balboa intersection. See the Google Maps below for exact location.
Whether you’re new to the sport, looking for something fun to do, and/or wanting to get in some fitness, make sure to come out and join us!
The 2009 edition of FogFest is approaching fast — and time is running out to save $10 on event admission!
This Saturday, June 27, Fog Rugby is proud to host FogFest IV, a harlots-style festival that emphasizes both the competition of rugby as well as the more light-hearted aspects of the game. Individuals register and are placed on teams at random (well semi-randomly, since we do take your usual position into account).
We do ask that both players and non-players pre-register online by Friday, June 26, so we can ensure that our post-event BBQ and social are the best they’ve ever been.
FogFest is open to both men and women rugby players, and you’ll need to know your CIPP number (i.e., proof you have registered with USA Rugby).
Here’s what your registration fee gets you:
- Full day of RUGBY (at least 3 games) at beautiful Treasure Island
- High quality FogFest tournament JERSEY
- BEER all day (must be 21+ with ID)
- Post-tournament BBQ and SOCIAL with music, beers slides, and lots of other fun
And even if you just want to watch the games and get in on the post-tourney activities, you’ll save $10 by pre-registering — so do it now!
Interested in learning the basics of rugby in a fun, no-pressure atmosphere?
Join us on Saturday, June 20th 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. And men and women of all shapes and sizes are welcome!
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.