Newcastle Ravens RFC was established to encourage gay people to enjoy rugby and to introduce new and potential players to the sport!
Established in May 2006, Newcastle Ravens Rugby Football Club is for people who are interested in playing for, or supporting, a gay rugby team in Newcastle-upon-Tyne and the surrounding areas.
The team was established to encourage gay people to enjoy the sport and to introduce new and potential players to rugby as well as developing the skills of experienced players. New players, regardless of age, experience or sexual orientation are welcome throughout the season.
The team now competes in a local league playing local straight teams every weekend and attends the Edinburgh Thebans clinic hosted by the Thebans, we also attend the union cup which is the gay rugby European cup hosted in a different European city every two years and the Bingham cup with is the gay rugby world cup and is also hosted every two years and we of course host our very own tournament the Hadrian cup which attracts around 8 gay rugby teams from around the UK and Europe.
The Ravens train twice a week:
Tuesdays at Percy Park RFC 7-9pm
Thursday Paddys Freemans Park 7-9pm
Both sessions will include some fitness and rugby skills training and all ages, and abilities are more than welcome. It is recommended that players bring a full training kit including water, gum shield rugby boots and trainers along with shorts and T shirts and long sleeve water proofs and track suit bottoms, Full changing facility’s, showers and floodlights are available.
You can find out more information about Newcastle Ravens RFC via Facebook or Twitter!
Twitter – @NewcastleRavens
Official website: www.newcastleravens.co.uk