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Vulcans Predict: The 2019 Rugby World Cup

As we get closer and closer to the Rugby World Cup, the Sheffield Vulcans turned to one of our own to share their views on what could happen in the upcoming tournament. Winner of Vulcan of the Year 2018/2019, Daniel Giles, give us his predictions on each team and how they’ll perform in Japan. DISCLAIMER – He is Welsh ūüėČ

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Humber 10s Tournament – 2019

Saturday 31st August saw the Vulcans made the trip across Yorkshire to compete in the first ever Humber 10s Tournament, hosted by Hull Roundheads at the impressive Hull Ionians RUFC ground.¬†Celebrating the Roundhead’s 1st Birthday, a team of Vulcans were happy to get involved. Alastair Geddes writes about the event and what the Sheffield Vulcans took from the day. Continue reading

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Turns Out, Rugby Is The Sport For Me – Voice of a New Player

“I’ve Never Played Rugby Before. Sports Just Aren’t For Me.” That’s what Matt Buckingham thought before he joined Sheffield Vulcans. Read more about Matt’s first few weeks of being part of Sheffield’s inclusive Rugby club and how it’s changed his mind about team sports and given him new confidence and opportunities.

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Captain’s Log – What To Expect from Sheffield Vulcans in 19/20

Captain, Innes MacLeod gives an insight into what he wants the club to achieve in our upcoming season.

As the Vulcans second birthday approaches so does the anniversary of my first trip to Endcliffe Park for a training session with the club. If you went back in time and told me that in a year I would be heading into the next season as captain I would have been, to say the least, surprised. It’s been an amazing year with training sessions that built confidence, socials that brought new friends and games that reminded everyone involved why we love this game. So the feeling I have looking forward is not surprise but excitement for what promises to be this young clubs best season yet.

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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.

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Danny Porter Foundation – 7’s Tournament

The Sheffield Vulcans were honoured to be involved in the¬†first ever ‘Sheffield Hallam University 7’s tournament’ in aid of the Danny Porter Foundation on Saturday the 4th of May at Sheffield Hallam Sports Park. Dan Jenkinson shares his thoughts and experiences of the tournament.

12 Vulcans showed for our first rugby sevens tournament, bright eyed and early in the morning. We were set to play in the second fixture, so took the opportunity to watch the first match to pick up some pointers. It was clear that sevens was a whole different ball game (so to speak), but nevertheless, we played optimistically.

In our first match we were overwhelmed at first by the pace and strategy of the game, but after settling in and pushing hard towards the opposition’s try-line, Chris was awarded a penalty try after a succession of high tackles against him and Dan J.

With a long break between our first and second matches, we struggled to get our heads back in the game for our second outing onto the pitch, but opposition was very strong and unfortunately we walked away with no points.

Despite this, we managed to get into the 5th/6th place playoff and in the first half we played aggressively to push forward and give Tom his first try for the team, and the first of the match, with a conversion to boot. We kept our lead for a short time but our opponents had the skill and experience to take the lead back and win the match.

Despite not having won any of our matches, the Vulcans walked away with our heads held high, having come 6th of seven teams and learning a lot about the game of rugby sevens. We look forward to competing in more sevens tournaments in the future!

 

For more information about the Danny Porter Foundation, click here 

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Hadrian’s Cup 2019

Sheffield Vulcans took part in our first ever Hadrian’s Cup, a 10s tournament organised by our IGR brothers the Newcastle Ravens.

The Vulcans travelled to the North East and enjoyed several games which included a win against Bristol Bisons before being knocked out of the running for the Hadrian’s Plate by the Birmingham Bulls.

Take a look at some of the thoughts and feedback from our players:

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March Training Dates

Come down to Endcliffe Park at 7pm to join in Sheffield’s ONLY inclusive rugby club.¬†

Regardless of age, size, orientation or rugby experience, the Vulcans invite everyone to give Rugby a ‘try’.

Get in touch, come to training, and get your first 4 sessions for FREE!

For more information contact us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or email committee@sheffieldvulcans.com

March 2019

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LGBT Representation in Media

Compared to years past, recent media has shown a rise in positive representation, not only for LGBT community, but women, and people of colour. No longer are we left with only small cult films and literature about ‚Äúbohemian‚ÄĚ lifestyles, but in all mainstream media from books and comics to Hollywood films, people are seeing people like themselves telling and starring in stories. To wrap up LGBT History Month, Vulcans Captain Michael Hudson shares his top choices for LGBT representation.

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