Category: Fear Less.

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.

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.

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Lots of inclusive players felt rugby may not have been for them before they tried.
Some avoided sport – put off by horrible ‘banter’.
Others thought rugby would be just oh, so macho. 
Most had some worries about joining.

Too fat.  Too thin.  Too camp.  Too butch.  Too inexperienced.  Too straight even!

But inclsuive rugby thrives on difference.  
Different shapes and sizes.
Abilities.
Fitness levels. 
Different sexualities.  

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