Welcome to the website of the Straffe Ketten RFC. In this site you can find out more about the team and its history, meet our players, check the calendar with our match results and activities, find out how to join our team as player or supporter, meet the sponsors who help us achieve our goals, and remember the amazing moments we shared at the Union Cup 2015 Brussels.

The Belgian Rugby Federation, International Gay Rugby and Straffe Ketten RFC will JOIN FORCES TO tackle homophobIa in rugby.

The Memorandum of Understanding comes into force on Friday May 13th 2016 and it creates a framework for cooperation among the three bodies, in order to to jointly ensure that everybody feels welcome in the Belgian rugby environment. The Belgian Rugby Federation (FBRB) pledges to work together with Straffe Ketten and International Gay Rugby to combat discrimination and continue the promotion of equality and inclusiveness in the game. The concrete strategy to be deployed during the next two seasons will be developed during this summer; for the season 2016-17 we already discussed the need for a communication campaign and education actions aimed at public and players, but also at team managers and referees.

Want to try rugby? Join us next June 4th!

We are always looking for new team members, so if you are curious about the sport and want to try the sport, we invite you to the training for newbies that we organise every year on the same day of ourat our BBQ for the end of the season,

When: Saturday June 4th at 16h.
Where: Kituro Club (Avenue des Jardins 50b - 1030 Schaarbeek).
What to bring: an old t-shirt, shorts, and sport shoes. Long socks optional.
                          And don't forget to bring some food for the BBQ!

If you want to contact us you can find all our details in this link.

Who are the Straffe Ketten?

Created in 2010 the Straffe Ketten RFC is Belgium's first and only fully inclusive rugby team. A proud member of IGR (International Gay Rugby) and playing in the division 3 league of the Belgian Rugby, we are as much about the teamwork and brotherhood as we are about rugby and making our sport more inclusive.

Just like much of Brussels, our teammates come from around the world and speak many languages. We are diverse in terms of sexual orientation, culture, ethnic origin, and social background. We share our love of the game and have become a small big family. 

We have become a fully-fledged and respected part of the Belgian LGBT community, representing our team in many events such as the Belgian Pride, the Bear Pride of Brussels, and the Antwerp Pride. 

What does Straffe Ketten mean?

In Flemish Brussels dialect, a ket is a guy from Brussels, and a straffe ket is a tough Brussels boy. Ketten is the plural of ket :)
Whether you are curious to play rugby with us, or you want to become a supporter, you can become one of us!