It’s a battle against both sides of the pond as the San Francisco Fog Women take on the Sandhurst Royal Military Academy from the United Kingdom!
Kickoff time is 1pm on Treasure Island at the San Francisco Golden Gate Rocca Field on the corner of California Avenue @ Avenue H
On Friday, April 18, come out to The LookOut Bar at 3600 16th Street (where the Metro Bar used to be), to enjoy all the Budweiser beer you can drink from 6pm to 10pm for only 8 dollars!
The Fog will also be selling clothing merchandise (including t-shirts and hats) and holding a raffle with exciting prizes! On top of that, the Fog will be showing its most popular videos from its 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 R.F.C. was well-represented in the Pacific Coast Rugby Football Union’s Women’s Grizzlies Developmental Side last Sunday as Bridget Madell and Ruth Parr from the Fog Women’s Side starred in their match against MARFU (Mid-Atlantic) Women’s Senior Select Side at Treasure Island on Sunday, April 13, 2008. Shortly after, the Fog found out that Bridget made the Pacific Coast Grizzlies Select Side. Congratulations to both Bridget and Ruth!
On Saturday, March 29, the Fog Women hosted the Chico State women’s squad in a friendly scrimmage on Treasure Island. In a match that featured four Fog players brand-new to the hooligan sport of rugby, the Fog Women held their own against a formidable Chico side, converted well in their line-outs and scrums, and as head coach Kevin “BMK” Sullivan stated, the Fog Women “learned that they are very dangerous out wide.” Not to mention an excellent time was had by all at the reverent third half.
The full match report by our head coach be found in our Lady Fog Rugby blog.
Written by a member of the San Francisco Fog, "Bingham Year" is a song commemorating the heroism of Mark Bingham and the biennial rugby tournament that honors him.
Bingham, who played championship rugby for UC-Berkeley in the 1990s, died on September 11, 2001 aboard United flight 93. He joined the Fog in its first year of existence, helping teach and inspire a small group of dedicated rugby novices that founded the club in 2000.
After Mark's death, the Fog created the first Bingham Cup tournament to honor him. Since then the competition has grown to include dozens of teams from around the globe, making it the largest amateur rugby event in the world.
The 2008 event will be held in Dublin, Ireland this summer, the latest in a line of host-cities that includes New York City in 2006, London in 2004, and San Francisco in 2002.