With the summer approaching, bringing with it the hosting of the Union Cup, Bristol’s Gay Rugby Team, Bristol Bisons are looking for new players, supporters and volunteers to join them.
The club which was launched in 2005 and celebrates their eight birthday this month, aims to provide an inclusive and safe environment to promote LGBT partipation in the sport of rugby union.
In 2009, the team won the 7s cup in the Union Cup that took place in London, becoming a member of the Gloucestershire Rugby Football Union two years later where they also reached the 10s final at the Amsterdam Union Cup.
In 2012, The Bisons narrowly lost to Ottawa Wolves at the Alice Hoagland Tribute Cup Consolation final that was part of the Bingham Cup tournament (the gay rugby world cup) that took place in Manchester.
An open day sessions for prospective members is being held on Sunday 3rd March from 2pm by the Watertower in Durdham Downs.
It promises to be a day of fun with a bit of basic skills training, touch rugby and an opportunity to meet the team. Prospective members are also invited to join in at the teams regular training sessions on Thursday evenings, which are held at Cotham Park RFC.
More details can be found on the Bison’s Website