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VULCANS COLLAB WITH CROSSPOOL ALE MAKERS SOCIETY

IF YOU LIKE HIGH QUALITY HAND-CRAFTED BREWS AND IPAS THEN WE’VE GOT A TREAT FOR YOU…

Our 4th Birthday is just two weeks away and to celebrate we are thrilled to announce a special collaboration with the amazing folks over at Crosspool Ale Makers Society to launch our very own Vulcan branded Lager and IPA.

FORGED BY FIRE is our 4% Vulcan Lager. It is available in 440ml cans available in single cans, 6, 12 or 24 packs.

The Sheffield Vulcans RUFC were formed in August 2017 as part of IGR (International Gay Rugby) and their Spirit of Rugby Campaign to provide an all-inclusive space to give LGBTQIA+ community to come together to give a Rugby a try.

As Vulcans, our team name is actually inspired by Vulcan, the God of Fire in Roman mythology. But what does the God of Fire have to do with Sheffield? Well, if you look up at the Sheffield Town Hall, you’ll see a statue of him standing with his arm aloft, holding a blacksmith’s hammer which is an obvious nod to Sheffield’s steel industry.

 

Gluten Free (<20ppm) and suitable for Vegans, ‘Forged by Fire’ is a celebration of the day the Vulcans was born and you can join us by raising a can to celebrate the many years to come!

Contains: Water, barley, flaked maize, hops, yeast.

MADE OF STEEL is our 5% Vulcan IPA. It is available in 440ml cans available in single cans, 6, 12 or 24 packs.

Sheffield is often referred to as the ‘Steel City’ as a result of it’s international reputation for steel producing in the 19th Century and its population boomed during the Industrial Revolutions. As trailblazers, innovations developed in Sheffield include stainless steel and played a key role in the War effort.

Steel is a an alloy made up of iron and is know for its strength and fracture resistance. Being a strong team always, us Vulcans pride ourselves on being Made of Steel. We are strong. We support one another. We will continue to stand shoulder to shoulder as we go to war with every opponent we face.

 

Gluten Free (<20ppm) and suitable for Vegans, ‘Made of Steel’ is a celebration of our support and strength. Support for one another and strength as a team as we move into the next exciting chapter as one team.

Contains: Water, barley, oats, hops, yeast.

What makes our Beer and IPA different from the rest?

Well, they both taste amazing – there’s no denying that! However, buying our lager and IPA also means that you’ll be doing three very important things:

  1. You’ll be supporting the Sheffield Vulcans, Sheffield’s first ever fully inclusive Rugby Union team.
  2. You’ll be supporting Crosspool Ale Makers Society, one of our favourite independent businesses.
  3. You’ll be helping us to raise money for a charity that we care a lot about, Shelter.

Shelter is a registered charity that campaigns to end homelessness and bad housing in Great Britain. It gives advice, information and advocacy to people in need, and tackles the root causes of bad housing by lobbying government and local authorities for new laws and policies to improve the lives of homeless and badly housed people.

For more information about Shelter and what they do click here.

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Social Media Blackout

The Sheffield Vulcans is joining other sports bodies, clubs and companies in a social media boycott this weekend as part of a drive to tackle online hate.

The move, which is supported by our members and supporters as well as many other sports clubs up and down the country, will see our social media accounts fall silent from 3pm tomorrow (Friday 30 April) until just before midnight on Monday (3 May).

We also call on our fellow IGR clubs to consider following suit in showing support.

As an IGR team we pride ourselves on providing a warm and welcoming environment for anyone interested in playing Rugby Union. Our commitment to inclusion and diversity is of paramount importance and we firmly believe that all social media platforms should be safe and welcoming spaces for all.

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Join Us And Become a Virtual Santa This Christmas!

There’s no denying that this year has been difficult for everyone, but in particular, for those in unsuitable and unstable housing conditions. The sad truth is, some families won’t have anything to open on Christmas morning and that’s why the Sheffield Vulcans are skipping our annual Christmas festivities in favour of supporting Shelter’s Virtual Santa Campaign.

This year the Vulcans will become Virtual Santas and instead of purchasing our usual Secret Santa gifts for one another, we are taking that money and purchasing gift cards for families who use Shelter’s services in order to spread some festive cheer. We love this incentive and that’s why we’d like to encourage our loyal supporters to do the same (if they can).

With your help we can support Shelter to provide local Sheffield-based families facing homelessness or bad housing with a brighter Christmas. So, if you would like to join us in supporting Shelter, please purchae a digital voucher from one of the following:

  • Any major UK supermarket e.g. Sainsbury’s Tesco, Aldi etc.
  • Primark
  • Love2Shop
  • The Early Learning Centre
  • One4All
  • Waterstones
  • Argos
  • Smyths
  • Amazon Smiles

Once you have made your purchase please email your voucher to sheffield_hub@shelter.org.uk and make sure you include the following information in your email:

  • Your location
  • Your email address
  • Your message
  • Details of who has encouraged you to give a voucher (Sheffield Vulcans RUFC)
  • Your connection to Shelter (If Any)

After the Sheffield Shelter HUB have received your voucher, they will distribute them based on their knowledge of service users. The vouchers will be sent out to appropriate people who will then purchase their own gifts for Christmas day.

For more information about who Shelter are click here. Merry Christmas, Everyone!

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Lets Tackle the Stigma of Mental Health

As Sheffield Vulcans we believe that mental health is just as important as physical health. Mental health is important. It affects how we think, feel and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress on and off the pitch and how we make decisions. That’s why we stand together as a club to provide a warm and welcoming environment where everyone feels valued.

We are delighted to be in partnership with LooseHeadz, the rugby leisurewear brand stocking high-quality workout gear from sizes Small to 4XL whose aim is to tackle the stigma of mental health in rugby. With every purchase made via their website, the LooseHeadz Foundation with the help of Team Mental Health, are funding events and initiatives to rugby players at every level of the game, aimed at opening up the conversation around mental health.

Every penny that goes into the LooseHeadz Foundation is used to tackle the stigma of mental health in sport and we’re excited to offer our amazing players, members and supporters of our club 15% off any purchase of LooseHeadz gear. Head over to their website www.looseheadz.co.uk and use the code “SheffVulcans” at checkout.

By choosing LooseHeadz, not only will you be helping to tackle the stigma of mental health but you will be supporting us as well. Let’s work together to make the conversation about mental health be as normal as one about any physical injury or ailment.

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Le Freak C’est Chic – Spooky Night Out With The Vulcans

Get ready to freak out with the Sheffield Vulcans RUFC as we celebrate Halloween with music, dancing, and a spook-tacular costume contest.

Join Sheffield’s only LGBT inclusive rugby club on Friday 1st November for another late night party at one of the artistic hubs of the city centre, Theatre Deli.

Offering the LGBT community and allies the chance to come together and enjoy the musical hits of Halloween, as well as pop and disco favourites from present day and decades past.

Dress to impress with a freaky costume that will spook us all! Wow guests as you strut down the catwalk and compete for the title of “Le Freak” in an LGBT ballroom inspired contest.

Buy a “Competition Entry” with your ticket or buy on the door to show off your freaky fashion. If you’re not up for showing off your costume, dress is whatever you feel comfortable in and enjoy the costumes of other guests, or wear your best halloween costume and enjoy the contest as a spectator.

Doors open at 10:30pm and the party keeps going until 4:00am. Costume competition at 1am.

Book your tickets online today:
Standard Entry – £4.00
Standard Entry + Costume Contest Entry – £5.00
Online booking fee will go to SAYiT Sheffield, a local charity supporting LGBT young people.

CLICK HERE TO BUY YOUR TICKETS ONLINE

Buy your tickets using cash on the door:
Standard Entry – £5.00
Standard Entry + Costume Contest Entry – £6.00

For more information about the Sheffield Vulcans, find us on social media using #SheffVulcans

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The Unofficial After Party

Come and join the Sheffield Vulcans for an evening that celebrates LGBT history, culture and icons with music, dancing and a theme of inclusivity.

Sheffield’s only LGBT inclusive rugby club are proud to host a late night party at Theatre Deli in Sheffield, offering the LGBT community and allies the chance to come together and celebrate the music, fashion and fire of some of the important landmarks and themes throughout LGBT history. Stonewall. Fire Island. Paris is Burning Ballroom and more.

The Sheffield Vulcans will be at Endcliffe Park earlier in the day and can tell you more about the “Ball” we’re going to have at the Unofficial AfterParty.

Doors open at 11:00pm and the party keeps going until 4:00am.

Book your tickets today for just £5 or buy on the door with cash.

Click here to book your tickets now > https://events.ticketsforgood.co.uk/events/1445-the-unofficial-after-party

For more information about the Sheffield Vulcans find us on social media using #SheffVulcans

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Fancy Touch

Whilst many of our IGR brothers were in Dublin taking part in the Union Cup, the Sheffield Vulcans had a jam-packed weekend in Sheffield including our first touch tournament of the summer. We were gutted to miss out on the fun and frolics of the the European IGR get together but we shall make up for it at Bingham 2020 and beyond.

Saturday started bright and early at the Abbeydale Sports Club to register our 3 teams for the Fancy Touch tournament. Despite the weather taking a quick decline, the Vulcans were ready to take on the 2 pools of the touch rugby tournament in our best Star Wars and Star Trek fancy dress.

Taking advantage of our ‘Vulcan’ name, we feel that our sci-fi theme bested the other teams, some of which opted for themes such as “red t-shirts” or aprons. Many of the Vulcans however appreciated the team dressed as sleeveless cops…and we have no idea why.

The Vulcans split into 3 teams and competed throughout the day, including our final match which saw the Vulcans take on the Vulcans, which ironically was the most competitive of the day.

Congratulations go to Joel for his first try in a competitive game with the Vulcans, Jude for their try on their first official appearance with the team, and Phil for his effort and enthusiasm after only a few weeks of being part of the team. 

Enjoying a few beers and burgers throughout the day, the Vulcans were happy to take part in the tournament that raises money to support young people between 14-35 to be checked for potential heart defects, followed by necessary treatment and recovery. This year Fancy Touch raised over £3700 and we’re already looking forward to next year, and costume ideas are already being discussed.

To read more about the tournament and the charity it supports, and to see more photos of the Vulcans and other teams, click here.

Sheffield Vulcans 2019 Welcome Week!

Join the Sheffield Vulcans for our our first ‘Give Rugby a Try’ Welcome Week of 2019. Everyone is invited to come and get involved with Sheffield’s only Inclusive Rugby team for 3 taster sessions and a social.

Inclusive rugby means that whether you are gay/straight, big/small, young/old, an experienced rugby player or never picked up a ball, we want to see you get involved and join the Sheffield Vulcans.

Jan Welcome Week

Tuesday 22nd January – The Sheffield Vulcans will be at our regular home of Endcliffe Park at 7pm for our weekly training session. We provide all the equipment, we just ask you to wear something sporty (boots optional) and show enthusiasm as we go back to the basics of Rugby and welcome all the new members into the wonderful egg-shaped sport.

Thursday 24th January – We’ll be meeting at 7pm again at Endcliffe Park for another training session. Don’t worry, we’d never make you do something that we wouldn’t want to do, but we’ve got activities planned for everyone regardless of how much experience you have.

Friday 25th January – Join in as the Sheffield Vulcans take over the City Centre and visit our nightlife sponsors. We’ll have fun and get to know all our new friends joining the team with Karaoke, drinks and answering any questions you have.

Sunday 27th January – We’ll wrap up the week with a bright and early training session at Endcliffe Park on Sunday at 11am. We’ll be able to use more space, natural light, and show even more people how fun rugby can be, and how it can help with fitness, skill and confidence.

For more information, find us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram (@sheffvulcans), ask us on Facebook, or email committee@sheffieldvulcans.com

The Naked Rugby Players Calendar ft. The Sheffield Vulcans!

Sheffield Vulcans are one of six rugby teams across the UK that are proud to be part of The Naked Rugby Players Calendar 2019.

The calendar is available to purchase NOW and the money goes to supporting the inclusive rugby clubs involved and ‘Balls to Cancer’, a charity aiming to increase awareness and provide information for men to check themselves for symptoms of testicluar cancer.

You can purchase a calendar for only £10 and get 24 photos featuring 71 naked rugby players! 

The perfect gift for any Rugby fan, or those who appreciate the male form, or even a treat for yourself in an attempt to be more organised in 2019 (including prompts to perform a self-check for testicular cancer).

You can collect from a Vulcans training session, match or social, or for a small delivery fee have it mailed straight to your door!

Click here to email the Sheffield Vulcans and place your order today!