Club MEMBERSHIP

We have two levels of official membership in the San Francisco Fog Rugby Football Club; as a club member, you are eligible to participate in club business and you have all the rights and privileges of a member. You do not need to be a member to attend practices or watch our matches, and we recommend you come to a few practices before becoming a full member.

 

Player

Annual Dues: $250

Players are team members who will play in league matches during the 15's season which runs from January through March each year. As an official player:

  • You're invited to all practices and post-match socials
  • You'll be a player in our league matches
  • You're allowed full participation in club meetings and are eligible to vote on club business
  • You're invited to our annual Team Banquet
  • You'll receive a team T-shirt for your season, and for new players, a Fog Rugby tie for special team events
  • You're expected to complete 10 hours of volunteer time with the team each year at our fundraising, recruiting, or community service events

Athletic Supporter

Annual Dues: $65

We also offer a membership level for those who would like to be a part of the Fog but will not be playing on our league team. As an athletic supporter:

  • You're invited to all practices and post-match socials
  • You're allowed full participation in club meetings and are eligible to vote on club business
  • You're invited to our annual Team Banquet
  • You'll receive a team T-shirt for your season
  • You're expected to complete 10 hours of volunteer time with the team each year at our fundraising, recruiting, or community service events

 

What do my dues cover?

Your annual dues enable us to host our visiting teams during home matches, provide transportation for away matches, run practices and events, host events for our players and members, and keep the team running in a number of other ways.

What if I can't afford to pay dues?

If you are unable to pay dues in full, or the cost is otherwise prohibitive for you, please get in touch with our President. The Fog is founded on inclusivity and we will make sure that, if you want to play, we have a place for you on our team.

Contact our President for any membership-related questions,
or contact our Treasurer to pay dues or with payment-related questions.

 

 

USA Rugby Registration (CIPP)

All Player members are required to register with USA Rugby's Club and Individual Participation Program (CIPP). You must register with USA Rugby as a player in order to play in any official matches or tournaments. The cost to register is $81.50, and this is not included with your annual club dues. To register:

  • Go to https://webpoint.usarugby.org and click "Join USA Rugby" (or "Login" if this is not your first year)
  • Fill out the registration form, username, and password
  • Register as a "Player Member"; State: California; Club: "San Francisco Fog RFC, The" (not the Women's team)
  • Fill out and sign the waiver, and pay your registration fee
  • Once registered, you will get a receipt with a membership number in your email

If you want to be an Athletic Supporter, or you won't be playing in league matches, you do not need to register with USA Rugby.

 

 

What gear/kit will I need to play rugby?

There are a few items you will need in order to play in a rugby match, however, many things are optional:

  • a mouth guard, strapless (REQUIRED)
  • cleats or rugby boots (REQUIRED for match play)
  • black rugby shorts
  • black soccer/knee-high socks

Black rugby shorts and black socks are part of our official match kit, and you must provide your own. We will provide you with team jerseys for match play. We sell black Canterbury shorts embroidered with the Fog Rugby crest, but any black rugby shorts will do.

A note about cleats or rugby boots: if you're just starting to play rugby, don't spend a lot on cleats. Soccer, football, or lacrosse cleats will work well, and you can likely find a decent pair for $15-30 at a store like Ross, Marshall's, or TJ Maxx. Do not buy baseball cleats (metal-blade-style cleats); here's a guide to acceptable footwear.

You can practice in gym shorts, T-shirts, and sneakers if you like, but be aware that they will likely get damaged or torn.