Surfers Win Scrimmage Vs. Belmont- Long Beach, Feb 7th

Belmont scrimmage

Gearing up to play in our own Champagne Classic, SD Surfers traveled up to Long Beach this past Sunday for a friendly Scrimmage against Belmont Shore Women’s Rugby D1.  It was a wonderful day of rugby where both teams got the opportunity to have players try out new positions.  Surfers emerged victorious in a 33-3 final.

Many thanks to Belmont Shore Women’s Rugby for being such gracious hosts and providing a wonderful social at Panama Joe’s.  Special thanks to Kara Mathews of the Surfers for organizing and driving a team van up to Long Beach!

Congrats to Women of the Match voted by both Belmont and Surfers – Leilani, Claire, and Crush!

 

March 14 – SD Surfers Hall of Fame Banquet & Rugby Ball

Alumni Event

Celebrate 40 Years with the San Diego Surfers!

 

Last year, the Surfers held the first Hall of Fame dinner and Donna “Bear” Stewart became our first Hall of Famer.  Join us on March 14thas we induct our second Surfer into the Hall of Fame and celebrate 40 years as a club!  The 2015 Hall of Fame Banquet and Rugby Ball will be a night to eat, drink, be merry, and honor all Surfers past and present.

To purchase tickets to the event, please visit: http://mkt.com/san-diego-surfers-inc/hall-of-fame-banquet-and-rugby-ball

Alumni can bring one guest for an additional $25 ticket. Ticket prices go up March 1.

We are looking for donations to the Silent Auction. If you have an item to donate, please contact Kara Mathews at karajmathews@gmail.com.

 

Feb 15th – Vegas 7s Watch Party with the Surfers @ Beachcomber

Vegas 7s Fundraiser

 

Feb 15, 2015 – 12-4pm - Vegas 7s Watch Party with the Surfers! Drink Specials – Social Gathering at The Beachcomber, Mission Beach – 2901 Mission Blvd, San Diego, CA 92109

If you aren’t traveling to Vegas for the 7′s international tournament, join your fellow SD ruggers for some drink specials and good times.  Hope to see you there!

 

Tuesday Core Workouts and Upcoming Events

Free Tuesday Workouts – Every Tuesday 7 PM at Morley Field Playground Core workout led by Forwards Coach Alex, followed by skills session for everyone! Please bring water, cleats/tennis shoes, dumbbells and/or weights (~5-10 lbs) if you have them. View Morley...
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Nationals Fundraiser!

After defeating the Glendale Raptors 60-27 last week at home, the Surfers are more excited than ever about WPL Nationals! Come out and support the team at the Beachcomber Saturday November 1st to watch the USA Eagles v NZ All...
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The WPL is in Full Swing!

The Surfers are headed to the bay to play the All Blues Saturday morning! If you are in the area be sure to come cheer on the team!!! GAME INFO: WPL Kickoff at 10am B-side Kickoff at 12pm On Treasure Island: Gaelic...
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Surfer’s Scholarship Recipients

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The recipients of the Surfer’s Scholarship this year are Alana “Banana” Lewis and Kyla “Cubbi” Roth. They both exemplify service to the community through their involvement with the club or the rugby community at large.

Alana has really stepped up her involvement since joining the club in 2011. This past year she has Co-Chaired the Try-On Rugby event at Champagne Classic, has volunteered as the Rookie Coordinator, and is also applying for grants from various foundations on behalf of the SD Surfers club.

Kyla just recently joined our club, but has been involved in SoCal rugby for a number of years. Prior to moving to San Diego, she coached the Scottsdale Wolves U-8 coed touch, U-12 coed touch, and U-14 boys tackle. She is currently looking for a team to coach in San Diego. Congratulations to the scholarship winners, and we look forward to next years applications.

Banana will receive a donation of two team flights and Cubbi will receive one team flight.

Thank you to our Alumni anonymous donor for making these awards possible!

2014 Club 7s National Champions!

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The Surfers 7s team brought home the gold to San Diego after a very competitive tournament in Seattle.  In pool play, Surfers started with a big win against newcomers Mana Wahine from Hawaii.  The second game was not as easy against the Old Blue of New York but Surfers managed to squeak by with a couple of tries.  The final pool game Surfers got in the groove against DC Furies with a big victory.  Next up in the quarterfinals was Atlanta.  The Harlequins had a tough defense, holding the Surfers to just 2 tries, 10-0.  Sunday in the semi-finals, Surfers faced the reigning champion Berkeley All-Blues.  All-Blues pushed into the try zone at half time to go up 14-12 but in the second half, Surfers scored 3 unanswered tries to put them in the final, where they would again play the Old Blue of New York.

The final was our best match of the tournament both offensively and defensively and Surfers came out with a 47-0 victory to earn the National Champion title.  All 12 players had shining moments and scored tries in the tournament.  It was a great way to the end the season and an awesome finale for coach Richie Walker, captain Katie Lorenz, and vice captain Liz Strohecker.

Surfers head to Seattle for Club 7s Nationals

IMG_34996353569729The Surfers sevens team will compete in the 2014 Club 7s National Championships in Seattle on August 9 and 10.  

The Surfers won the National title in 2012 and finished in 3rd place last year.  

Game times for Saturday are 8:40 am, 11:40 am, and 3:00 pm with a fourth game determined by standings after pool play.

Games will be live-streamed at www.usarugbytv.com.