Inclusive Rugby

Manchester Village Spartans RUFC, based at Sale Sports Club in Manchester, are the world’s second-ever Gay and Inclusive Rugby club and are a founding member of International Gay Rugby (IGR)

Our teams have helped hundreds of LGBTQ+ and straight players discover or return to rugby by promoting the sport through projects such as Comic Relief’s Try For Change or England Rugby’s Spirit of 2012 and we continue to recruit players to our club regardless of their gender, sexuality or rugby experience.

If you want to play Rugby Union or O2 Touch Rugby, we have a friendly squad for you to join. You don’t have to be gay to be a Spartan. You just have to have a good attitude.

Find out all about the club and the opportunities we have for players of Union or O2 Touch here.

You can also check out what we’ve been up to recently at our Club News page which is updated frequently. 

Inclusive rugby

Manchester Village Spartans RUFC, based at Sale Sports Club in Manchester, are the world’s second-ever Gay and Inclusive Rugby club and are a founding member of International Gay Rugby (IGR)

Our teams have helped hundreds of LGBTQ+ and straight players discover or return to rugby by promoting the sport through projects such as Comic Relief’s Try For Change or England Rugby’s Spirit of 2012 and we continue to recruit players to our club regardless of their gender, sexuality or rugby experience.

If you want to play Rugby Union or O2 Touch Rugby, we have a friendly squad for you to join. You don’t have to be gay to be a Spartan. You just have to have a good attitude.

Find out all about the club and the opportunities we have for players of Union or O2 Touch here.

You can also check out what we’ve been up to recently at our Club News page which is updated frequently. 

ENJOY RUGBY

“A positive atmosphere, good coaching.” 
“A great way to get fit.”
“Good fun great exercise.”
“Fitness. Teamwork. New skills. Social. Fun.”
“It cannot be a more positive experience.”
“A big part of my life for the last 5 years.”
“I love what it’s done for me and life in Manchester.”

 

MANCHESTER VILLAGE SPARTANS CLUB SURVEY

Chris Robshaw England talking at Manchester Village Spartans 20th Anniversary Gala in August 2019

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Returning to training

LATEST UPDATES FROM ENGLAND RUGBY The club will be releasing some information about our own return to rugby following the successful, measured and limited restart

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OUR CLUB SUPPORTERS

INFO FOR NEW STARTERS

All the info you need to decide whether you want to come and give gay and inclusive rugby or inclusive O2 Touch Rugby a try.

OUR 20YR HISTORY

Check out our amazing history as pioneers in growing Inclusive Rugby including photos & video.

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Buy one of our LIMITED EDITION Signed Portrait Prints of a Sale Sharks Professional as part of our Portraits Of Pride project.

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