Kings Cross Steelers RFC

London’s most inclusive rugby club since 1995. Based in East London, always open to new players, experienced or beginners.

We’ve 4 teams playing regularly from Essex League 1 standard through to Merit Table 6, alongside pathway sessions for new players and monthly IGR games. Contact us to get involved.

The Kings Cross Steelers were founded as the first ever gay inclusive rugby union club in 1995. The founding of the club sparked the beginning of a much larger gay inclusive rugby movement which to date includes over 60 gay inclusive rugby clubs across the world.

The club’s name comes from “Kings Cross” as the club was founded in the pub, Central Station, which is just around the corner from Kings Cross St Pancras. While the “Steelers” part of the name comes from the founding members’ love of American football and the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Bingham Hoagland Cup Winners, 2012
Bingham Plate Winners, 2012

The European Champions, Union Cup, 2011, 2009, 2007.

Best Sports Team, Pink Paper Awards 2011.
Runner-up Stonewall awards for Best Sports Team 2010.

Memorial Park
71 Holland Road
E15 3BP

IGR Friendlies
2018-19, 2019-20