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  • What does "Inclusivity" mean to us?
    One of the most important pillars of our club is being an all-inclusive team: we do not discriminate for size, sexuality, gender, level of skills, nationality, ... Everyone who wants to be a part of the team and possess the team-spirit, is welcome.
  • Can I volunteer within SK?
    Yes! Our club is a non-profit, all funds raised flow directly back into the club. It runs entirely on non-paid volunteers who do this in their own spare time. This includes the members of the board, trainers, players, and supporters. You don't have to volunteer in order to be part of our club, but if you have some skill which might be useful to the club and/or you just want to help, please do contact a member of the board. All help is appreciated.
  • Which type of rugby do we play?
    There's various types of rugby, with some similarities between them. The name of the game we play is rugby union. You can find more information on the official website, by watching YouTube videos, or by signing up for try-outs!
  • What to expect from a try-out?
    Try-outs are a great way to get a feel of the sport without having to commit just yet. Don't be afraid about the roughness of the sport, we start calm and give you the chance to work your way up to going to contact. We are an all-inclusive team, focussed on the joy of playing, meaning we won't exclude anyone, no matter their rugby skills, size, gender, sexual orientation, ... Generally we organise about 4 try-out moments, you can come to only one of them and join but we'd recommend to join as many as you can to get a better feel of the sport. During the try-outs, you'll either train the basics with your fellow newbies or you'll train with your assigned oldie. You will be the shadow of this oldie, they'll tell you what to do or where to go and guide you through the training.
  • What do I bring to a try-out?
    Shoes with plastic studs if you have them (e.g. from football/soccer), regular sports shoes if not Short shorts (preferably above the knee for mobility) Old t-shirt, preferably tight, but not a must Shower gel and towel if you want to shower after the training Water (you can refill it during training) Container to put your piercings in during training, or sports tape to tape them off.
  • How can I join the try-outs?
    Just fill out the form linked below and you're good to join. You should receive a confirmation email with some extra information. The information we gather is strictly so we can contact you regarding the try-outs and to comply with our insurance policy.
  • What if I cannot make it to the try outs?
    Send us a message through email or to someone from the board and we'll see what's possible.
  • Is rugby for me?
    You don’t need to be huge and muscular to play rugby. This game needs all kind of body types, fast players, big players, tall players, small players… they all can find a place in a rugby team. First days may be physically hard, but after a couple of weeks of training with us, your body will slowly start developing those muscles that you will need for the sport, and it will get easier. If you like team spirit, if you’re a fighter, if you get motivated by challenges, and if you enjoy learning, then you’ve got what it takes to become a Straffe Ketten. ​ If you don’t feel like jumping into the pitch, but still want to discover and enjoy rugby with us, you can always join the team as a supporter. That means you get all the excitement of the matches and the third halves, you can come to all our social events, and travel with us to the international matches and tournaments. You just skip the training sessions, the sweat and mud of the matches. If you are still in doubt or want more information (e.g. on how to join as a supporter), feel free to contact us, or to message a board member or a player you know.
  • I know nothing about rugby, can I still try-out?
    Yes! Don't worry, we will help you learn the rules of rugby during training sessions, just keep in mind a few basics (they will become clear very fast): Always play as a team. Always Pass the ball behind you (never forward). Always run forward. Keep the line. ​And remember, our coaches and experienced players are there to help you. Don't hesitate to ask!
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