In The South

Brighton Bear Weekend team up with Sea Serpents

Graham Robson January 20, 2016

Brighton Bear Weekend team up with Brighton & Hove’s new gay rugby team, the Sea Serpents to raise money for the Rainbow Fund this summer.

Sea Serpents Rugby Team
Sea Serpents Rugby Team

Brighton & Hove’s first gay rugby team will be at events during the Bear Weekend which is from June 16-19.

You will have the chance  to meet the players and be photographed with them at the welcome night for the Bears on Friday, June, 17.

The Sea Serpents will play a demonstration game at the Bears picnic in Dorset Gardens on the afternoon of Saturday 18, when you might even be able to bid for breakfast with one the hunks as well.

Sea Serpents Gay Rugby Team

All money raised from these events will be donated to the Rainbow Fund who make grants to local LGBT/HIV organisations and small community groups who provide effective front line services to the LGBT community in Brighton and Hove.

Graham Munday
Graham Munday

Brighton Bear Weekend Chair Graham Munday, said: “This is the perfect match for Brighton Bear Weekend. Rugby is such a great game because it doesn’t matter what size or shape you are there is a position on the team for you. I watched the players in practice and was impressed by how quickly this new team have gelled together. It is a great way to get fit and does not matter if you are a beginner or experienced. It’s a chance to meet new men, in a non-scene environment that is friendly and supportive. I am really looking forward to working with these great guys and cheering them on at their first games..”


Brighton and Hove Sea Serpents RFC is a new inclusive Rugby Club who are aiming to provide rugby for a primarily gay and bisexual group of men. They train at Hove RFC on Thursday nights and Saturday mornings and are open to everyone whether they have played rugby before or are completely new to the sport.

They are in the process of affiliating to the Sussex RFU and hope to play league matches from September 2016. In the mean time, they will play friendly matches against other inclusive clubs including the 20 year old Kings Cross steelers and the newer Wessex Wyverns and are also planning to attend the Hadrian’s Cup held in February in Newcastle.

To view the Sea Serpents Facebook, click here:

Or email Byron, the Club Captain:

For more information about the Rainbow Fund, click here:

For more information about Brighton Bear Weekend, click here:

Sea Serpents Gay Rugby Team