What’s our story?

We are the only LGBTQ+ rugby club in the Netherlands. Our goal is for everyone to enjoy rugby in a prejudice free environment, We currently have a men's and women's side and consider rugby to be for all. We are committed to creating a safe and welcoming environment where players of all levels of experience feel at home. 

When and where do we train? 

We practice every Monday 20.00h at our ARC home base at Sportlaan 25 in Amstelveen. We have an introduction course for players who are new to rugby in September and January. Players with previous rugby experience can join throughout the year.

When do we have matches and tournaments?

We play in the Dutch competition, organize friendly matches against local and other inclusive teams. We are proud members of the International Gay Rugby Association whose LGBT+ rugby tournaments the Union Cup and the Bingham Cup take us all around the globe including Sydney, Dublin, Nashville, Madrid and Ottawa. We even had the honor of hosting both biennial tournaments at home in Amsterdam in 2011 and 2018 respectively. 


How much does it cost?

Our seasonal player’s fee is 80 euros and the supporters fee is 50 euros. Note that if you register as a player you are also required to become a member of the Amstelveense Rugby Club. If you are already a member of a rugby club in the Netherlands you are not required to sign up with ARC.

What are we up to?

Check out our social feed below to find out what we are doing and to get an even better idea about who we are. Rugby's inclusive culture provides you the opportunity to be yourself, get fit, have fun while calling a diverse and international rugby family your home. Questions about becoming a member or want to pay us a visit to see if rugby might be something for you? Get in touch here!

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