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.
To celebrate Valentine’s Day, we wanted to share the stories of 5 Sheffield Vulcans and why they LOVE being part of our club; How they came to join Sheffield’s inclusive Rugby team and why they enjoy coming to training, playing in matches and joining in on socials.
What do you love about Rugby or your team? Let us know in the comments, or on instagram or twitter using #VulcanValentines
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.
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.
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Join the Sheffield Vulcans for our second ‘Give Rugby a Try’ Welcome Week of 2018! 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.
Tuesday 30th October – The Vulcans will be at Endcliffe Park at 7pm for our usual weekly training session. Wear something sporty (boots optional) and join in as we go back to the basics of Rugby and welcome our new members. It’s the day before Halloween but don’t be scared, Rugby is fun!
Thursday 1st November – Meeting at 7pm again at Endcliffe Park, join the Vulcans as we lead another taster session. Don’t worry we won’t make you do what we wouldn’t want to! First of the month is a perfect time for your first Vulcans session.
Saturday 3rd November – We’ll be making use of some natural light with a training session at 11am at our usual home of Endcliffe Park then heading to a local pub to watch the England VS South Africa match at 3pm before a night out in Sheffield City Centre at some of our wonderful nightlife sponsors.
You don’t have to be available for ALL the activities, but if you’re free we’d love to see you at at least one!
For more information, follow us on Twitter and Instagram (@sheffvulcans), ask us on Facebook, or email email@example.com
Sheffield Vulcans are THRILLED to announce that we have been granted full membership to International Gay Rugby.
Since launching in August 2017, the Vulcans have had a superb first season as a club and recruited nearly 20 regular players. Working with coach Andrea Dobson and taking advice from other IGR clubs across the UK, the team have enjoyed weekly training sessions, insane socials and nights out, and the chance to bare all in a naked photoshoot to raise money for Balls to Cancer.
The criteria met for full IGR membership are:
- Be a primarily gay and / or lesbian identifying rugby club;
- Support the aims and objectives of IGR;
- Have a formalised governance structure with constitution and elected officers and have statements related to tolerance and inclusion in their club mission statement;
- Be registered with their National and Local Rugby unions;
- Have played at least 3 15s rugby matches in their current or most recent rugby season.
We have met all these measures and we cannot wait to continue our experiences with the IGR.
Keep your eye out for more exciting news from the Sheffield Vulcans as we approach our 1st Birthday!
To find out more about the International Gay Rugby organisation, and to learn about the types of membership, visit their website here