San Francisco Golden Gate RFC

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SFGG Rugby
San Francisco Golden Gate RFC logo.png
Full name San Francisco Golden Gate Rugby Football Club
Union USA Rugby
Nickname(s) SFGG
Founded 2001
Ground(s) Ray Sheeran Field
President Tony Wells
Coach(es) New Zealand Neil Foote
League(s) Pacific Rugby Premiership
1st kit
2nd kit
Official website
www.sfggrugby.com

San Francisco Golden Gate Rugby Football Club is a rugby union club based in San Francisco, California. SFGG's first side competes in the Northern California Rugby Football Union's Men's Division I, Women's Division II, and Pacific Rugby Premiership. The SFGG Youth Program includes high school age Varsity, Junior Varsity, and Frosh-Soph teams through to non contact U8's. SFGG also fields nationally competitive Rugby Sevens squads over the summer. The SFGG Old Boys team, the Señors, feature in occasional matches.

History[edit]

SFGG Rugby was formed in 2001 from the merger of the San Francisco Rugby Club and the Golden Gate Rugby Club.[1] The club won the 2009 and 2011 Rugby Super League championships defeating Life University in the final both times, by 23–13 and 20–5 respectively.[2]

Ray Sheeran Field[edit]

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 was formerly named for former club President and current Director Greg Rocca. In March 2011, the pitch was renamed to Ray Sheeran Field.

Ray Sheeran Field hosted the 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012 USA Rugby National Club Sevens Championships.

Club honors[edit]

  • Pacific Rugby Premiership
    • Champions: 2014[3]
  • USA Rugby Elite Cup
    • Champions: 2013[4]
  • Rugby Super League
    • Champions: 2009, 2011
    • Runner-up: 2004, 2010
    • Semifinalists: 2007
  • US Men's Division I
    • Semifinalists: 1996, 2000, 2010
    • Finalists: 1999

Notable players[edit]

Current players[edit]

Players with international caps in bold.

Former players[edit]

Internationally capped players are in bold.

Sponsorship[edit]

Notable primary sponsors include CallidusCloud and Canterbury of New Zealand. The club also has several secondary sponsorships from local and regional businesses.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.sfggrugby.com/AboutSFGG/ClubHistory.aspx<scvbcccvbbv bcvzbmnnmm
  2. ^ American Rugby News
  3. ^ "Raptors Edged In Title Thriller, 39-38". Glendale Cherry Creek Chronicle. May 27, 2014. Retrieved June 24, 2014. 
  4. ^ "SFGG Take Elite Cup". Rugbymag. May 25, 2013. Retrieved February 25, 2014. 
  5. ^ Official SFGG Sponsors

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