We're gearing up for the summer season, All Blues Nation!  Welcome to your May 2017 newsletter!
Berkeley All Blues Women's Rugby Club

Summer 7s
2017 Schedule

May 16         First 7s practice! (Gabes Field, Berkeley, CA)
May 20/21*   Maggotfest (Missoula, MT)
May 30          7s goal setting and captain selection
June 4           Beer Olympics! (El Cerrito, CA)
June 17         NCRFU tournament (TBD)
June 24/25    SF Pride
July 8            NorCal Club 7s Qualifier Tournament 1 (Silicon Valley)
July 15          NorCal Club 7s Qualifier Tournament 2 (SFGG)
July 29          CR1 Club 7s National Qualifier Tournament (Tacoma, WA)
Aug 12/13     National Club 7s Championship (Blaine, MN)

7s season practices are on Tuesdays 7-9 PM on Gabes Field from May 16 until June 1. Thursday practice details TBA!

*social 15s tournament--all welcome!

The All Blues are turning 40!
(in 2018!)

It's not for another year, but we want you to save the date!  

July 20-22nd, 2018 is the Rugby 7s World Cup in the Bay Area AND the All Blues 40th Anniversary Party!

Phoebe Boone will be coordinating the party, alongside other volunteers Ashley (English) Griffin, Alex Boskovich & Maja Wichrowska. More hands make lighter work, so please reach out to Phoebe if you'd like to help out!  In the meantime, start gathering your All Blues memorabilia AND make sure you've filled out this survey on former and current players if you haven't yet!

Shopping online?

Instead of shopping at, shop at and select "Bay Area Youth Rugby Inc" as your charity of choice (they are our non-profit fiscal sponsor). It's the same website/products/prices, but a portion of every purchase goes to the club! As always, thank you for your support!

Hey there, All Blues Nation!

We want to say a HUGE thank you to all who donated items to our spring yard sale in April. We bagged over $1200! Thank you to everyone who worked the sale, and special shoutout to our fundraising queens Gianna Tricocci and Kyra Trowbridge. You rock!

And now, get ready for a super exciting edition of summer 7s!:

Jack Baird Returns to Lead the All Blues Summer 7s Program. Coach Jack returns to the Bay from England to continue his work with our sevens team, alongside assistant coaches Irene Gardner and Lucy Croy. It's going to be quite a ride this season!  Learn more about coach Jack, his history with the team, and why we're psyched to have him back.

CPC Player Profile: Elvira "Elvi" Figueroa. One of the newest members of the All Blues squad, she's small but mighty! Turn up that EDM, pour that Jameson, and meet our feisty, blue-haired flanker!

More from the web

Explore other women's rugby-related info from the web:

Next leg of the HSBC 7s Women's Sevens World Cup: Langford, Canada. The USA women's Eagles will play in the same pool as series leader New Zealand, along with England and Netherlands on Memorial Day weekend, May 27-28. Keep an eye out for the latest news on the USA Rugby webpage and free live streaming on! Cheer on our alums (Kelly Griffin, Bulou Mataitoga, Nana Faavesi) and the rest of Team USA on the pitch!


Community Events

Save the dates!

First 7s practice! | Tuesday, May 16
@ Gabes Field
1100 4th St., Berkeley, CA

7-9 PM

Come and kick off the summer right at our first sevens practice for the season! Bring a bottle of water, mouthguard, cleats, and a friend or two. We're looking to field competitive and social sides, so there's something for everyone. We hope to see you out on the grass!  

Beer Olympics | Saturday, June 3
@ 5919 Van Fleet Ave, Richmond, CA (near El Cerrito Plaza BART)
starts at 11 AM

4-6 players per team.  You may only have 4 current All Blues players on each team.

Break out those 6 packs! Reserve a spot for this year's Beer Olympics by sending an e-mail to our social chair, Kedra at Send in the names of every team member AND your team name. Team costumes highly encouraged. Prices are $20 to play and drink, $15 to drink and watch, and $10 to watch. FB event page forthcoming!

SF Pride | Saturday and Sunday, June 24-25
Details TBD

Get ready for our biggest fundraiser weekend of the year! We'll be sending out a request for hands in the very near future for both Saturday and Sunday. Earn some princess hours while hanging out with the team! We welcome community volunteers (i.e. family, friends, partners, OkCupid dates) to come help out too! 
P.S. We are currently brainstorming tank top designs. Have an idea for a cool tank we can show off while we volunteer at Pride? Submit your idea by Monday, May 22! Check your e-mail (from Sonia) for guidelines and log-in to the shirt-building website.
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