The San Francisco Fog prevailed on a day filled with lots of rugby, winning all four of its matches against competition from all over California, including two IGRAB (International Gay Rugby Association and Board) member clubs, the Los Angeles Rebellion and San Diego Armada, and the Sacramento Amazons women’s club. The day was highlighted by the presence of CHEER San Francisco, who provided excitement from the sidelines and pumped up the crowd throughout all of the matches.
The Fog Men’s developmental side started off the day with a 31-0 victory against the San Diego Armada. The Fog Men’s competitive side took the field next and defeated the Los Angeles Rebellion, 21-0. The Fog Women starred in the third match of the day, winning 31-19 against the Sacramento Amazons. Lastly, the Fog prevailed against a combined Los Angeles/San Diego side, 22-3.
The Fog offers thanks to the Sacramento Amazons, the Los Angeles Rebellion, and the San Diego Armada for traveling to San Francisco and playing some great rugby. The Fog also extends sincere thanks to CHEER San Francisco for all their spirit and support throughout the day.
Highlight videos of these matches will be posted on FogTV within the next week.
Members of the San Francisco Fog Rugby Football Club participated in a grass-roots Protest March against the passage of Proposition 8 in California on the evening of Friday, November 7, 2008. The march started at the United Nations Plaza in downtown San Francisco, proceeded down Market Street and snaked through the Castro Neighborhood, ending up at Dolores Park.
CALIFORNIA IGRAB ROUND ROBIN TOURNAMENT!
FOG WOMEN VS. SACRAMENTO AMAZONS!
The San Francisco Fog Rugby Football Club hosts an amazing day filled with lots of rugby this upcoming Saturday, November 8. The Fog is hosting a California IGRAB Round Robin Tournament with both Fog Men sides squaring off against the Los Angeles Rebellion and the San Diego Armada, while the Fog Women go into battle against rivals Sacramento Amazons.
With so many exciting games happening, the Fog is proud to announce that CHEER San Francisco will be coming out to give their cheer to all of the rugby teams!
This is a day of rugby that you don’t want to miss. Come on out to cheer on the San Francisco Fog!
Place: Treasure Island on the corner of Avenue D & 9th Street
Date: Saturday, November 8
Time: 10am to 3:30pm
(Nov. 5, 2008) This is a sad day for all Californians. The people of our state apparently voted in favor of discrimination, repealing a specific minority’s civil rights in yesterday’s election.
The Yes on Proposition 8 movement, primarily funded and staffed by out-of-state religious zealots, has been able to take away fundamental rights enumerated in the State Constitution.
Proposition 8 has never been about restoring the traditional definition of marriage. Instead, it strips a right from law-abiding, tax-paying, gay and lesbian couples. And contrary to the statements of the Yes on 8 supporters, domestic partnerships do not and have not enjoyed the same legal rights as married spouses.
Supporters of Proposition 8 said today that the constitutional amendment “takes effect at midnight tonight. Just as it was before the Supreme Court’s ruling, only marriage between a man and a woman will be valid or recognized in California, regardless of when or where performed.” We can only hope and work towards the goal that the courts protect the thousands of gay and lesbian marriages already performed.
This has been a hard-fought campaign but this is not the end.
The San Francisco Fog Rugby Football Club asks you to stand with us and work to erase legalized discrimination, whether it occurs in employment, housing, marriage rights, or on the rugby pitch.