Liverpool Tritons, the all inclusive rugby club, want everyone to give rugby a go this year, regardless of gender or sexuality.
So much so, that they’ve not introduced a touch team, which is non-contact, to encourage people from every background to get involved.
The Tritons were formed in 2016 and are Liverpool’s first all inclusive rugby team. The team was initially launched at Liverpool Pride and has gone from having 7 members, to now over 30!
The club welcomes people from all skill levels and experiences, and they train at Jericho Lane Playing Fields every Wednesday from 7.30 – 9.30pm. Training involves a mixture of RFU coaches, volunteer coaches and player coaches and all skill levels are taught to members. So if you’ve never even picked up a rugby ball before, you will be taught how.
Being an all inclusive team, the Tritons are now trying to get more people involved in rugby and they want to reiterate what ‘all inclusive’ means.
Davey Wallis, founder and coach, says, “We don’t discriminate against sexuality, religion, whatever you are. If you’re weird – you’re welcome. If you’re a loner – your welcome. If you’re very social – your welcome. Everybody’s welcome!”
With this in mind, they have taken action to make their club even more inclusive and have introduced a touch team, which doesn’t involve contact. At the moment, the club are only able to provide full contact training for males, so the touch team will cater for everyone; male, female and transgender people.
The Liverpool Tritons are aiming to provide a safe space for people to play rugby and believe that their club is doing that. Davey wants people to try out their club to get fit and enjoy doing it. All he asks for in return is “passion, spirit and to play the game”.
If you want to try out rugby with the Liverpool Tritons, your first 4 sessions are free and on the 15th of February, the club are putting on a ‘Turn Up And Try’ session, which is free to come along and get a taste of what it’s like.
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