Plymouth Pride Cancelled Due to Severe Weather Forecast

The Pride in Plymouth website has issued a statement regarding the cancellation of the Pride events.

Due to forecasted severe weather conditions on Saturday 10th August, specifically high winds, Plymouth Pride 2019 has been cancelled for this date.

Following full consultation with all of the relevant authorities including, Devon and Cornwall Police, emergency services and the Met Office, a final decision was made today Wednesday 7th August to cancel the event – with a view to rescheduling it at a later date.

Visit the Pride In Plymouth website for more information. 

Brand new club set to march

The Nottinghamshire Hurricanes RFC are teaming up with the Nottingham Lions FC at Notts Pride this weekend, helping to celebrate and encourage the growth of LGBTQ+ sport in the region.

The recently formed Hurricanes will be marching throughout the city on their first Notts Pride, especially to raise awareness about the first Gay & Inclusive Rugby club in the country of Nottinghamshire.

Dont be shy….say hi if you see them during the parade and party……For more info check their social media on Facebook here

or on Twitter @HurricanesNotts

Alternatively, you can email them at NottsHurricanes@outlook.com for more info.

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE IGR SUMMER PRIDE TOUR Promoting O2 Touch Rugby for everybody supported by England Rugby and O2 Touch here

Happy Pride, Hull

The Hull Roundheads RUFC are celebrating at Pride in Hull 2019  today.  Happy Pride, to everyone!  Read more about Pride in Hull here

If you want to give Inclusive Rugby a try, find out more about the Roundheads on this site here

Volunteers from IGR International Gay Rugby clubs around England are popping in to #Prides all round the country this summer as part of the IGR England Summer Touch Pride Tour 2019 supported by England Rugby and #O2Touch.

If you want to know more about the support you can get if you want to set up a Touch Rugby team and start playing in an LGBT mixed-gender, Inclusive Touch team, get in touch

EMAIL: play@inclusiverugby.com
or DM us on Messenger / Instagram / Twitter:   @inclusiverugby

www.inclusiverugby.com

Hull Live LGBTQ@Facebook #O2Touch #TouchRugby #RugbyForAll#inclusiverugby #SummerTouchRugby
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Happy Pride, Folkestone

Happy Pride to everyone attending Folkestone Pride 2019 today. If you’re interested in giving O2 Touch Rugby a try – a really sociable and exhilarating, low-contact sport, message us and one of our volunteers will get back to you to see what we can do to help / where you can play.

EMAIL: play@inclusiverugby.com
or DM us on Messenger

 

Touch My Brum returns on Saturday 27 July 2019

The world’s largest inclusive touch rugby tournament “Touch My Brum” has been held by Birmingham Bulls RFC since 2014, just over a year after the Bulls were formed.

2018’s tournament saw over 20 teams compete in the tournament with Calthorpe Cup – Team Ginderella winning the Calthorpe Cup, Loving Life winning the Beorma Shield and The Leeds Hunters winning the Eden tankard.

The Birmingham Bulls are at the forefront of inclusivity in sports which is why Touch My Brum is open to everybody. If you can pick up a ball and run with it, you’re in. They welcome teams of any sexuality, gender, religion, ethnicity or age (over 18yrs)

Touch Rugby is mixed so there is no requirement for teams of a single sex (although teams don’t have to be mixed). You may wish to view their page on Inclusivity and Accessibility here

Ticket sales will open on Tuesday 6 May 2019. If you wish to register your interest early, please e-mail secretary@birmighambullsrfc.com

New Summer Touch Rugby Draft-style Tournament

Pioneers in Inclusive Rugby, The Manchester Village Spartans RUFC, are proud to have teamed up with England Rugby and 02 Touch to launch the UK’s first Draft-Style, one-day, Summer Touch Rugby tournament on Saturday June 1st 2019 at Trafford MV RFCC – a popular Touch Rugby ground in Sale, Manchester.

Supported by England Touch, players aged 18yrs+ of any touch rugby ability can register to go along and play.  You don’t have to be in a team so you can register as individuals or in friendship groups.

This exciting, ultra-sociable and inclusive event is a first of it’s kind for the UK so whether you’re a group of Northwest Blades, a solo Midland Tiger or an 02 Touch Team from Tamworth, everyone’s welcome.

Ben Dawson, 02 Touch Rugby Lead at the Spartans explained, “The easiest way to think of a Summer Touch Rugby Draft Tournament is that it’s like fantasy Football or Fantasy Touch Rugby but it’s played out in real life.”

He continued, “When you book your ticket, we ask you a couple of basic questions about your overall Summer Touch Rugby experience. This gets anonymised and each player is given a “price” that the tournament captains then have to “pay” to assemble their dream teams. They only have set ‘budgets’ so all the captains have to spend wisely and mix their teams up with players of all abilities.”   

This, Ben says, creates really well-mixed teams and he believe will lead to a really social and fun competition where everyone gets to compete fairly for the Cup, learn from one-another and create a really friendly buzz.  He adds, “We’ll try to keep small groups of friends together so if you come down as a duo, you don’t get split up and you can have a really good day meeting new people.”

You can find more information at www.summerdraft.co.uk where you can also buy your Early Bird ticket that includes Lunch for £15pp.

Teams show support for Trans Pride Leeds

The Leeds Hunters and Manchester Village Spartans played against each this weekend for the IGR Northern League.

The teams like many in the IGR around the world, have enjoyed an inclusive sports outlet where anyone can enjoy their love of rugby in a safe space for gay, trans, bi and heterosexual men.

With prominent sports people publicly saying that transgender women competing in women’s sports is not acceptable, the Hunter’s have decided to make a point and invited our brothers at Manchester Village Spartans to take part in a world first for rugby by wearing Trans Pride laces kindly donated by LInclusive Leeds for a rugby match in support of the Hunters’ friends in the Trans Community and by inviting Natasha Handley, organiser of Trans Pride Leeds to the match as an honoured guest in support ahead of their celebrations at the end of this month. Although the flag didn’t fair well in the Yorkshire winds, we hope that these symbolise the winds of change.

The recent comments and debate in the press surrounding trans women have made the Hunters acutely aware that the road to inclusivity is far from over which is why we’ve opted to use this match to shine a light on trans issues and by openly saying that anyone and everyone is welcome to come and play rugby.

Hadrian Cup 2019

The Newcastle Ravens are looking forward to welcoming teams to their Rugby 10’s Competition that takes place on 23rd February this year up at Percy Park RFC. Visit their website at www.hadriancup.co.uk for more details of the ticket packages available for teams that wish to join in or their Facebook Event Page

 

Serpents up against Bognor in Sussex

AWAY MATCH v BOGNOR III

KICK OFF 2:30pm
SUSSEX LEAGUE DIVISION FOUR WEST

Our second of six league matches in Phase 2 of this season is away against Bognor. A tough match last time, we’ll be hoping to improve the scoreline this time!

Join us at Bognor RFC and give us a big cheer. We’ll be back in Brighton in the evening at our sponsors Bar Broadway for some post match drinks.

Previous Results:
05/01/2010: Bognor 68 – 0 Sea Serpents

ABOUT US:
Brighton & Hove Sea Serpents are Sussex’s first fully inclusive rugby club, encouraging gay, bisexual, and trans guys to learn, experience and play rugby in a non judgemental atmosphere. We welcome anyone who shares our vision. Find out more by messaging our facebook page or emailing info@bhssrfc.com

We are the 2018 Bingham Cup Challenger Bowl champions, and have been voted Brighton’s Favourite Sports Group at GScene’s Golden Handbags for the past 2 years.

We are proud to be sponsored by Bar Broadway, and to be members of the Sussex RFU, the RFU and IGR – the body that encourages inclusive rugby around the world.

Spartans & Bulls in England programme

Manchester Village Spartans announced today their pride to be in this coming weekend’s match programme for England v Australia on Saturday along with their brothers in rugby at Birmingham Bulls RFC

Order a copy and check out the edited article here on the RFU website.

Spartans’ Facebook post mentions they’re totally behind the Rainbow Laces – Stonewall campaign and all England Rugby‘s proactive measures to make RFU rugby more #inclusive #rugbyforall#inclusiverugby #gayrugby #02touchrugby #tryforchange#spiritofrugby Spirit Of Rugby IGR

Order the programme directly here