Fresh from their victorious road trip to Seattle last weekend, the Women of Fog Rugby squared off in the first home match of the season against the newly-formed Davis DoubleDeckers women’s rugby squad. The game featured outstanding rugby play and a tight score throughout all 80 minutes of the match, with the Fog falling just short of the victory line and a final score of 16-12 in favor of the upstart DoubleDeckers.
FOG RUGBY - LEARN A SPORT, JOIN A FAMILY
The San Francisco Fog RFC will have a recruiting booth, and also fully staff a liquor booth, at the 25th annual leather-themed Folsom Street Fair this Sunday, September 28, 2008 on Folsom Street between 7th Street and 12th Street in San Francisco, CA.
Come out to meet us, learn what the incredible sport of rugby is like, and see what our family is all about!
Place: Folsom Street Fair on Folsom between 7th and 12th Street
Date: Sunday, September 28
Time: 11am to 6pm
On Friday, September 19, come out to The LookOut Bar at 3600 16th Street in the exciting Castro district to enjoy all the Budweiser beer you can drink from 6pm to 9:30pm for only 8 dollars!
The Fog will also be selling clothing merchandise (including t-shirts and hats) and holding a raffle with exciting prizes throughout the evening! The Fog will also be showing video highlights of their matches throughout the last season as seen on their FogTV YouTube channel on their big screen TVs!
And did we mention there will be LOTS of rugby players to hang out with? Come on out, unwind after a hard work week, and enjoy a beer with us!
The San Francisco Fog Women traveled up the coast to Seattle, Washington for a weekend of rugby, playing two matches in consecutive days within the Pacific Coast Rugby Football Union Women’s Division. The Fog lost Saturday’s game against the Seattle Mudhens, a club that made the Sweet 16 USA rugby women’s national championship playoffs last year, by a score of 46-7. The ladies then bounced back on Sunday as victors by defeating the Seattle Breakers 21-20, winning in the last few seconds on a try and conversion kick and ending the weekend on a high note.
The next game for the Lady Fog will be against the Davis RFC from Davis, California in two weeks on Saturday, September 27 at the Fog’s home pitch in Treasure Island.
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.