Get in to rugby with the Manchester Village Spartans

Publish Date: 29/06/2012

Get your fitness on the ball with Village Spartans RUFC, Manchester and the North West’s inclusive rugby club, and their free 'Introduction to Rugby' programme every Wednesday in July. No previous playing experience needed.

So whether you've played before or are looking to start why not go along, meet the team, and find out more!

Training course for beginners

For those with little or no experience of rugby, an “Introduction to Rugby” programme will be held at our training ground in Sale starting at 7pm each Wednesday from 4th July 2012.

This 4-week course has been designed to provide beginners with an introduction to the game, its laws and the basic skills required.

All you need to get started is a pair of trainers, shorts and a t-shirt (don’t forget to bring a change of clothes for beers in the bar afterwards).

Contact recruitment to book a place. For the rest of the season, specific beginners coaching will run alongside the main advanced skills training sessions.

Played rugby before?

For experienced players joining us, we offer the chance to play competitive rugby in a local league for our 1st XV. We are also aiming to develop our 2nd XV this season.

Main training sessions for all players for the 2012 / 2013 season will be held from 7pm every Monday and Wednesday commencing 1stAugust 2012.

Although the beginning of the rugby season is the ideal time to join we welcome new members at any time so please do not hesitate to join us and get involved!

About the club

First formed in 1999, the Village Spartans have played in the local amateur league for the last 9 years as well as participating in a number of international tournaments.

With over 60 members, the Spartans recently hosted the 6th Bingham Cup, where over 1,200 players came to Manchester as part of gay and inclusive rugby clubs from around the world to compete. The 2014 VII Bingham Cup will be held in Sydney.

Going in to the new season in August, the 1st XV continue to compete at a local level, while the development of the 2nd XV continues with regular monthly fixtures.

Club location

Training sessions take place at Sale Sports Club, Clarendon Crescent, Sale, Manchester M33 2DE. The Club is approximately 15 minutes drive from Manchester city centre or 5 minutes walk from Dane Road Metrolink.

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