Think rugby isn’t for you? Think again. Lots of players felt rugby may not have been for them before they tried. Too fat? Too thin? Too busy? Too inexperienced? Too camp even! But inclusive rugby thrives on difference. Players are different sizes and shapes. Different abilities. Different fitness levels. Different genders and sexualities. Bi, gay or straight. Inclusive rugby could be the new social sport for you.
Zero Tolerance for Homophobia
You don’t have to be gay to play inclusive rugby but, regardless of sexuality or gender, we ask that you respect inclusive values, your team mates and opponents.
Inclusive Rugby Thrives on Difference
We’d encourage everyone to give rugby a try regardless of gender or sexuality.
IGR clubs in England are supported by The RFU and we operate to strict guidelines to help reduce the chance of injury.
Hear what some other players in gay and inclusive rugby clubs think
We’ve been listening to lots of players who enjoy playing for various IGR teams up and down the country, finding out what fears and concerns they had before they joined their IGR England Rugby Club.
Over the next few weeks, we’ll be posting some of the recordings we made here.
If you think rugby isn’t for you, perhaps hearing these clips will help you think again.
Years since the legalisation of homosexuality in the UK
New teams receiving RFU coaching following our Summer Pride Tour
New followers of our Spirit of IGR Facebook page
Members of IGRC the IGR's Facebook Clubhouse
Get involved with these new clubs that we’ve set up due to popular demand
Following successful visits to Sheffield and Chester Prides, we’ve set up two new clubs for people who want to give rugby a try.
If you want to get involved, click the logos below and join them on Facebook and join in their training sessions.
We ask the RFU to provide a talented coach to help kickstart the training sessions and get the ball rolling on the new club
All Rugby Abilities
You will never be thrown in at the deep end so don’t worry if you’ve never even picked up a rugby ball before. We’ll make sure you play to your ability so you can enjoy giving rugby a try.