STRAFFE KETTEN

The Belgian Inclusive Rugby Club

 

IS RUGBY FOR ME?

We are always looking for new players and supporters to reinforce our team!

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. If you want to give it a try, come along. There will be a place for you in our team!

CAN I JUST JOIN THE SOCIAL EVENTS?

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 the mud of the matches.

WHAT DO I NEED FOR THE FIRST TRAINING?

For your first training session, just bring your usual sports shoes, a pair of shorts, an old t-shirt (maybe some warm clothes if it is cold) — you can always buy proper equipment later once you decide to stay. The only thing you probably don’t have at home and you should buy is a mouth guard (from any sports store), that you will have to mold in advance to fit to your teeth (they all come with instructions).
Got piercings or jewellery? You’ll need to remove them or tape them off before training and playing.

IS IT EXPENSIVE?

The season fee in 2021-22 is €205 (from August to July), which includes your sports medical insurance, as well as professional coaching and access to our rugby facilities. When you join mid-season, the fee can be recalculated. We have a special fee for students and unemployed players as well. If your financial situation requires it, it’s possible to pay in several instalments. In addition, club membership can be partially refunded by your Belgian mutuality.

Once you have decided to stay, you can buy complete rugby equipment (shoes, socks, shorts, shirt & mouth guard). Ask one of the experienced players for guidance on the best brands and the best equipment. You can find virtually everything on our partner online shop Rugby Lovell (when checking out, please indicate our team so we can get a percentage of your shopping in credit that we can use for getting materials for the team). You can also find all that you need for around €70 at Decathlon.

The team also join several matches or tournaments abroad, Therefore we try raise funds, find sponsors, just to keep the cost as low as possible, 

So, you’re interested and have more questions? Contact us, we’ll answer all your questions!