Inclusive Rugby

Manchester Village Spartans RUFC are one of the world’s oldest Gay and Inclusive Rugby Clubs and are a founding member of International Gay Rugby (IGR)

We’ve helped hundreds of 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 inclusive 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 more about our giving us a try here.

Inclusive rugby

Manchester Village Spartans RUFC are one of the world’s oldest Gay and Inclusive Rugby Clubs and are a founding member of International Gay Rugby (IGR)

We’ve helped hundreds of 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 inclusive 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 more about our giving us a try here.

ENJOY INCLUSIVE 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.

It built my confidence, fitness, social circle, memories and experiences.

 

MANCHESTER VILLAGE SPARTANS CLUB SURVEY

 

Sefton at Home – Match Postponed

Sefton at Home – Match Postponed

Unfortunately, due to the heavy rain this week, our pitch is severely waterlogged so the match tomorrow (Saturday 9th Nov) against Sefton 2xv has been postponed. We’ll advise of the rearranged date for this fixture

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We play rugby

We play rugby

If Saturday’s World Cup Final has got you thinking about returning to rugby after a break, or giving the sport a go for the first time, get in touch.

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Spartans talk Inclusive Rugby at Freshfields

Spartans talk Inclusive Rugby at Freshfields

Spartans take part in a ‘Lunch and Learn’ session organised by the Halo (LGBT+) Committee at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP to present an overview of the club and help stimulate discussion around the topic of LGBT+ participation in sport.

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Sale Sharks help Spartans celebrate IGR Anniversary

Sale Sharks help Spartans celebrate IGR Anniversary

Manchester Village Spartans RUFC, one of the world’s first gay and inclusive rugby clubs, were welcomed to the AJ Bell Stadium on Saturday 5th October to help them mark the International Gay Rugby (IGR) #PrideInRugby

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"The rugby club and the community you guys have is fantastic."


CHRIS ROBSHAW AT OUR 20TH ANNIVERSARY GALA

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.

SHOP

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

ASK US ANYTHING

Contact us with any questions whether you want to join, write an article or set up a fixture.