Sheffield Vulcans

We are a Inclusive Rugby Club that was set up in Sheffield in August 2017. We are a part of a group of clubs that have been set up by the IGR (International Gay Rugby) and their Spirit of Rugby Campaign.

The IGR and England Rugby (RFU) worked closely together to promote Rugby off the back of the “Spirit of 2012” initiative which promoted an increase in sports after the summer Olympics. The IGR promoted Inclusive rugby on a Pride Summer Tour inviting members of the LGBTQ community to come together and “Fear less and give rugby a try”. From this the Vulcans were set up and became the 13th active club in the country to be set up, joining the ranks that includes; the Manchester Village Spartans, Liverpool Tritons and Leeds Hunters.

Homophobia can be rife in sports clubs and this can put the LGBTQ community off from participating. Our main aim is provide a safe place for LGBTQ peoples or anyone in general to participate in sports without worry of prejudice.

Inclusive rugby means that whether you are gay/straight, big/small, young/old, an experienced rugby player or never picked up a ball, we want to see you get involved and join the Sheffield Vulcans.

We welcome you to come down to one of our training sessions on a Tuesday or Sunday and get to know us. We always head for a drink afterwards which will give you the chance to ask any questions you may have.

Your first four sessions are free so you can have a taste, see if rugby is for you, and get to know us. Once you’ve joined up, membership starts from only £7.50 a month.
Follow us on twitter and instagram, and like our Facebook page where’ll you’ll be able to keep up to date with training and socials or you can email our recruitment officer Liam at

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