San Francisco Golden Gate RFC


San Francisco Golden Gate RFC

Rugby team
teamname = San Francisco Golden Gate RFC


fullname = San Francisco Golden Gate Rugby Football Club
nickname = SFGG
union = USA Rugby
country

url = www.sfggrfc.com
founded = 2001
ground = Rocca Field
president = flagicon|New Zealand Tony Wells
coach = flagicon|United States of America Paul Keeler
league = Rugby Super League, NCRFU
pattern_la1=_black_hoops |pattern_b1=_blackhorizontal|pattern_ra1=_black_hoops|leftarm1=006400 |body1=006400 |rightarm1=006400|shorts1=000000|socks1=000000
pattern_la2=_white_hoops|pattern_b2=|pattern_ra2=_white_hoops|leftarm2=006400|body2=FFFFFF|rightarm2=006400|shorts2=000000|socks2=000000

San Francisco Golden Gate Rugby Football Club, commonly abbreviated to SFGG, is a rugby union club based in San Francisco, California. SFGG's first side competes in the Rugby Super League. SFGG also fields a developmental squad in the Northern California RFU's Division II. The SFGG Youth Program includes high school age Varsity, Junior Varsity, and Frosh-Soph teams. SFGG also fields nationally competitive Rugby Sevens squads over the summer. The SFGG Old Boys team, the Señors, feature in occasional matches, usually to correspond with home Rugby Super League games.

History

San Francisco Golden Gate RFC formed in 2001 as the result of a merger between the former San Francisco and Golden Gate rugby clubs. Golden Gate had been a founding member of the Rugby Super League in 1996. Since its creation in 2001, SFGG has qualified for RSL playoffs every year, advancing to the Finals in 2004 and Semifinals in 2007 [ [http://www.premier-rugby.com/template.php?sid=131 Rugby Super League history] ] . Prior to the merge the Golden Gate Rugby Club had advanced to National Division I finals in 1999 and semifinals in 1996 and 2000 but not reached RSL playoffs [ [http://www.usarugby.org/ USA Rugby] ] .

Since its inception, SFGG has remained an amateur club. It is common practice that most, if not all, kit and travel costs incurred in-season is covered by club, but all other financial responsibilities reside with the players. [ [http://sfggrfc.com/generic77.html Official Recruitment Policies] ] .

Rocca Field

San Francisco Golden Gate RFC leased land and a former PX building from the city of San Francisco on Treasure Island in the summer of 2005 for the purpose of building a field and clubhouse. The facility was opened in November 2005 with a Grand Banquet/Dedication featuring former All Black captain Reuben Thorne and former US Eagle captain Dan Lyle. The pitch is named for former club President and current Director Greg Rocca.

Rocca Field will host the 2008 National Rugby Sevens Championships on August 9-10, 2008 [ [http://www.americanrugbynews.com/artman/publish/national/Championship_venues_finalized.shtml American Rugby News article] ] .

Notable Current Players

ponsorship

Notable primary sponsors include Hilton Hotels and New Zealand Rugby Apparel. The club also has several secondary sponsorships from local and regional businesses. [ [http://www.sfggrfc.com/generic23.html Official SFGG Sponsors] ]

References

External links

* [http://www.sfggrfc.com/ Official Site]
* [http://www.premier-rugby.com Super League]
* [http://www.usarugby.org USA Rugby]
* [http://www.youtube.com/sfgoldengate Official video site]
* [http://www.starsnetball.com San Francisco Stars Netball Club]


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • San Francisco Golden Gate RFC — Infobox club sportif San Francisco Golden Gate RFC Pas de logo ? Importez le logo de ce club. Généralités Nom complet San Franc …   Wikipédia en Français

  • San Francisco Giants — 2012 San Francisco Giants season Established 1883 Based in San Francisco since 1958 …   Wikipedia

  • Golden State Warriors — 2011–12 Golden State Warriors season …   Wikipedia

  • San Diego Chargers — For the song by Plastilina Mosh, see San Diego Chargers (song). Chargers redirects here. For other uses, see Charger (disambiguation). San Diego Chargers Current season Established 1960 Play in Qualcomm Stadium San Diego …   Wikipedia

  • Old Puget Sound Beach RFC — Full name Old Puget Sound Beach Rugby Football Club Union USA Rugby Nickname(s) Beach, OPSB Founded …   Wikipedia

  • New York Athletic Club RFC — Full name New York Athletic Club Rugby Football Club Union USA Rugby Nickname(s) Winged Foot Founded 1973 …   Wikipedia

  • Potomac Athletic Club RFC — Potomac Athletic Club Rugby Team Full name Potomac Athletic Club Rugby Team Union USA Rugby Nickname(s) PAC Rugby Founded 1988 …   Wikipedia

  • Old Mission Beach Athletic Club RFC — Full name Old Mission Beach Athletic Club Rugby Football Club Union USA Rugby Nickname(s) The Missionaries, The Oldboys …   Wikipedia

  • Bay Area Baracus RFC — Rugby team teamname = BA Baracus RFC fullname = Bay Area Baracus Rugby Football Club nickname = shortname = Baracus RFC founded = 2001 ground = Golden Gate Park Polo Fields capacity = variable president = flagicon|United States of America David… …   Wikipedia

  • Championnat des États-Unis de rugby à XV — Infobox compétition sportive Championnat des États Unis de rugby à XV Création 1997 Organisateur(s) USA Rugby Éditions 11 Catégorie Première division …   Wikipédia en Français


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.