ARC LOWLANDERS LGBTQ+ RUGBYTEAM

Adjusted summer training schedule June - August 2020 

All regular summer activities such as Utrecht and Amsterdam Pride have been rescheduled to 2021. All tournaments like the Bingham Cup Ottawa are also cancelled or postponed until further notice. We invite our current players to join summer practice sessions on Tuesdays 20.00 - 21.30h at pitches surrounding the club house in Amstelveen. 

Summer Practice Rules 

  • This is a members only training. Aspiring member? More information on the right!
  • Players and coaching are required to keep 1,5m distance before, during and after practice
  • Session is focused on fitness, ball handling without any contact.
  • Participation in the session is voluntary. Those who do not feel exercising with a big group, do not feel alive or have any symptoms are requested to remain outside the club premises. 
  • The club house and changing rooms (incl. toilets) are closed. Participants are required to bring and use their  own waterbottle and be dressed in fitness attire for the practice. 

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.

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. 

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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 tournaments abroad 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!

Keep in mind that we are accepting new players from September 2020 onwards. We encourage everyone to get in touch. We will send those interested an invitation at the end of summer to join our practice sessions. If you are already have rugby experience you can join our regular practice. If you do not have any experience and want to give rugby a try, you can sign up for our introduction course. 

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