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PICTURE DIARY: New gay Rugby Club for Brighton & Hove

Graham Robson November 25, 2015

First training session takes place in Queens Park for the Brighton & Hove Sea Serpents Rugby Club.

Sea Serpents RFC

On Sunday, November 22, the first training session was held for the new inclusive Brighton & Hove Sea Serpents Rugby Club, set up primarily for gay, bisexual, and transgender men to learn and enjoy the sport of Rugby.

Over 25 men came to the session, some with either past experience of rugby, league or union, others with no experience at all.

Byron Todd who played rugby for 11 years for the Kings Cross Steelers RFC took the session.

The aim of the first session was to give new members a sense of being part of a team. The lighthearted warmup included some throwing practice to help people learn team-mates names as well as the usual jogging and stretching.

To watch a quick video clip of the guys in action here, click here:

This was followed by some passing practice, a game of Touch Rugby and finally the best of three Tugs of War. After two hours everyone went to the Setting Sun to chat through the day and get to know each other better.

The next two training sessions are at 12 noon on Sunday 6 and Sunday 13 December in Queens Park Brighton, and will be coached by Eden Hannam, who has successfully brought over 60 new players to rugby for the Kings Cross Steelers RFC.

Other social events planned for the near future include a trip to watch the Kings Cross Steelers play in the Essex League on Saturday, December 19, followed afterwards by their Christmas Party, and also to have a Club Christmas pub lunch.

If you’d like to find out more about what the Sea Serpents are up to or if your interested in taking part:

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