Do I have the right body type for rugby? I don't think I'm big/fit enough?
Yes! Everybody does! It’s a common misconception that you have to be BIG to play rugby. We have players of all body shapes and sizes, there’s a position on the pitch for everyone and you won’t be pushed into playing full contact if you don’t feel able to. Safety is our priority and you will be coached with the applicable skills to play when you feel ready.
Do I need previous rugby experience to join?
No! You do not need to have any prior experience of playing rugby to join the Bisons. We welcome individuals with different levels of experience with a rugby ball!
Do I have to join at the start of the season?
No! We welcome new players all season round. Just come along to a training session that works for you if you want to become part of the herd.
I'm not sure that I'm ready for full contact rugby?
Don’t worry. You will not be expected to play full contact rugby until you and the coaching team believe you are ready for it. During training we will aim to build your confidence and technique so you can play rugby safely.
Why do inclusive rugby clubs exist?
Inclusive teams exist as a way of ensuring that all who want to play rugby have a chance to take part. We aim to promote equality and diversity, in particular, the elimination of discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation or identification.
What kit will I need for my first session? Boots? A gum shield?
We get that rugby kit can be expensive so it’s best to see if rugby is for you before buying all the gear! You do not need rugby boots or a gum shield for your first training sessions. Trainers, shorts, and a top that you would wear to the gym will be fine.