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The announcement comes on the eve of Belgium Pride 2016

Belgian Rugby – Proud to be Inclusive


2016-05-13 GMT: The Belgian Rugby Federation (FBRB) has today become the first federation in Europe to sign an anti-homophobia agreement with International Gay Rugby and Straffe Ketten RFC, Belgium's only inclusive rugby team.

It follows similar agreements signed by World Rugby, USA Rugby and the Australian Rugby Federation. In the text, the FBRB formally outlines its intolerance of homophobia and pledges to work together with Straffe Ketten to combat discrimination and continue the promotion of equality and inclusivity in the game.




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Bingham Cup - Four Clubs Bid For 2018


2016-04-27 GMT: On 27 April 2016, International Gay Rugby (IGR) announced the names of the clubs who have submitted a formal Intent to Bid letter for the 2018 Mark Kendall Bingham Memorial Tournament. Three European clubs and one North American club have declared their intention to submit a bid to host the biennial Bingham Cup, recognised globally as the World Championship of Gay and Inclusive Rugby.



IGR Welcomes Its 60th Member Club


2016-03-22 GMT:
International Gay Rugby is delighted to announce that its membership has reached 60 clubs for the first time, with the addition of Portland Lumberjacks as an associate member.

The Lumberjacks herald a welcome return for Portland to the gay and inclusive rugby community, filling the void created by the sad demise of Portland Avalanche back in 2009.



Three New IGR Member Clubs From The UK


2016-03-14 GMT:
International Gay Rugby is delighted to announce the addition of three new member clubs, all from the United Kingdom.

Joining as full members are Swansea Vikings from Wales, and as associate members we welcome Brighton & Hove Sea Serpents from the south coast of England and Glasgow Alphas from Scotland.





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World Rugby and the International Gay Rugby (IGR) have signed an historic agreement to collaborate on the continued promotion of equality and inclusivity in rugby. Read more...


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