First Published: June 2004
       This is an OutUK Archive Item and so some of the links and information may be out of date.
OutUK is proud to have been a main sponsor of 2004's biggest gay sporting event in the UK - The Bingham Cup.

First held in San Francisco in 2002, this was the prestigious international rugby competition for gay and bisexual men, named in remembrance of Mark Bingham, an heroic victim of Sept 11th.

Mark Bingham was a keen rugby player who played for one of the US's leading gay rugby teams, he was one of the group of passengers who overpowered the hijackers on Flight 93, bringing the plane down before it could hit its intended target, believed to be The White House.

The Bingham Cup was held over the May Bank Holiday weekend at London's Esher RFC ground.

The winners were the San Francisco Fog RFC (top), who beat the Manchester Village Spartans (middle) 26-7 in the final. The Fog are Mark's team, and the presentations were made by Alice, Mark's mother.

The Bingham Cup Plate was won by Kings Cross Steelers (right) 10-5 after a thrilling final with the Gotham Knights and the Bingham Cup Bowl went to Philadelphia Gryphons.

You can find the full results and all the news and background to
The Bingham Cup by visting their website

Here are 40 more exciting pictures from this great weekend of rugby.

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To commemorate this anniversary we present items from the OutUK Outback Archive which reflect the events of 9/11 and its aftermath.

Attack on America - The story of 9/11
The book that tells of the heroism and sacrifice of Mark Bingham
Eyewitness Reports From New York and Washington
The Personal Story of Flight 93 Hero Mark Bingham
More on The Anniversary of September 11th 2001
OutUK sponsors the The Bingham Cup


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