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Join the London Stags!

Tom Carter2 Oct 2022 - 09:58
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Found out about the London Stags & LGBT+ inclusive Rugby

The London Stags is an inclusive rugby team aimed for all; from total beginners to experienced players, people of all sporting abilities! It’s a sporting environment which supports and actively encourages people who are LGBT+ & who are typically underrepresented in sport.

We participate in both contact and touch rugby. Training takes place at Mitcham and Carshalton Rugby Club (just a short journey on the tram from Wimbledon or walk from Morden Underground) and on Clapham Common during the summer.

The team plays in contact matches and touch tournaments up and down the country, meeting other inclusive rugby teams and their players. They’re fun and competitive.

Our captains make sure that we all have a chance to play, so everyone can get time on the pitch if you’ve signed up for matches or tournaments.

Training focuses on drills that improves our technique, which we can apply directly to the game. It’s is structured, active and such good fun. We have a club house, with a bar and beer garden – perfect for the post training socials!

Why join an inclusive rugby club? Hear from one of our members, George…

“Joining The London Stags RFC has changed my outlook on sports and how I feel towards it. I feel excitement, instead of dread! I feel supported on the pitch and off the pitch. Where I was 18 months ago, to where I am now is vastly different.

The coaches understand the barriers I faced, and many others like me had faced when it came to participating in sports. The coaches can accommodate the varying abilities and coach people, so they feel like they are progressing. In turn, confidence grows. You become fitter (and it’s cheaper alternative to a gym membership!). Expect to learn rugby from experienced coaches, but also loads of other skills: teamwork, leadership, and communication.

Most importantly, you can make incredible friends. A great social life comes with joining a team like The London Stags. You can meet new people who are similar to you; share experiences and gain a real sense of belonging. This is an inclusive team after all, and we want people to feel like they belong”

So, fancying giving it a try?

Fill out this quick form and we’ll get in contact about your first session.

All new members get 4 x free sessions so you can be sure its right for you, new members can join at any point in the year.


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