ARC LOWLANDERS LGBTQ+ RUGBYTEAM

COVID-19 UPDATE

Due to the tightened Corona measures announced by the Dutch government, our facilitites (both the clubhouse and the pitches, will be closed until at least March 31st, when we will update on the situation. With this, we also adhere to the request from Rugby Netherlands to cancel training, consultations, meetings and other gatherings.

This means that:

–          all training sessions at the club have been canceled;

–          no competition matches are being played;

–          no practice or friendly games are being played;

We understand that this has major impact on everyone, however the social importance of limiting the virus is paramount. We advise members who want to work on their fitness and rugby skills during this period to contact their coaches, and to train individually or in (very) limited groups. Consider for example running, and when you show symptoms (sneezing, sore throat, runny nose, light coughing, or an increase of body temperature to 38 degrees), please consider staying at home and limiting (social) contacts.

What’s our story?

Since our formation in 2004 we continue to provide a welcoming environment for everyone looking to play rugby in the Netherlands. We are committed to creating a safe and welcoming environment into which players of all levels of experience feel comfortable. Our goal is for everyone to enjoy rugby in a prejudice free environment, and we are proud of our supportive, diverse and social team and to call one of the oldest rugby clubs in the Netherlands in Amstelveen our home.

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 Associations 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. 

Buy our calendar!

A calendar with a particular spin: embracing diversity in a world dominated by stereotypes. The goal of this calendar is to raise funds to participate in the biennial inclusive world rugby cup, the Bingham Cup, which will be organized in 2020 in Ottawa, Canada. The Lowlanders calendar is a reference to the inclusiveness of sport and rugby culture where there is room for everyone without pursuing a body idealized by today’s society. Read more about how to get yours here

When do we practice?

Every Tuesday and Thursday 20.00h at ARC home base at Sportlaan 25 in Amstelveen. Note that due to weather conditions, there are no practice sessions in January. Our season runs from September to June. 

How much does it cost? 

Our seasonal player’s fee is 50 euro and for supporters is 25 euro. Note that if you register as a player you are also required to become a member of the Amstelveense Rugby Club. For the most recent membership rates click here.

Want to give us try?

Everyone’s welcome to join our club and thanks to rugby’s open culture rooted in diversity there’s a spot for everyone. 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. If you want to become a supporter or a player, just let us know by clicking here!

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