Denver Rookie Rugby

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    Sep 10, 2010 3:24 AM GMT
    I want to join a Rugby team in the Denver/ Ft. Collins area but have never really played before... anyone know of a good place to start?
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    Sep 10, 2010 4:21 AM GMT
    Start one. Try MeetUp or something to get the word out.
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    Sep 16, 2010 3:46 PM GMT
    Hi Kris,

    There is a (predominantly) gay rugby club in Denver called the Denver Wildfire RFC.

    I strongly recommend being involved in a gay identifying rugby club, probably one of the best decisions I ever made.

    http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=64201511714
    www.denverwildfirerfc.com

    Let me know how it goes,

    Chris
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    Sep 16, 2010 3:55 PM GMT
    "I strongly recommend being involved in a gay identifying rugby club, probably one of the best decisions I ever made."

    Er why? Can't you just join a club for the rugby? Is 'gayness' such an issue that you need to restrict yourself to certain activities?
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    Sep 24, 2010 5:37 AM GMT
    Rugbyforward said"I strongly recommend being involved in a gay identifying rugby club, probably one of the best decisions I ever made."

    Er why? Can't you just join a club for the rugby? Is 'gayness' such an issue that you need to restrict yourself to certain activities?


    Exactly. I agree RugbyForward.

    The game itself breeds respect, loyalty and integrity as values within its core structure - It does not require "gay specific" clubs to be created in order to ensure a healthy competition.

    It's this kind of suggestion that further create's the idea that gay men and straight men cannot coexist in some form of unified manner -[such as a sporting club]- , which only enhances the segregation, rather than resolving it.
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    Sep 29, 2010 12:04 AM GMT
    I knew this topic would come up, and to be honest with you, I used to think the same.

    Most gay rugby clubs are made up predominantly of gay men, but the teams involve guys who identify themselves as bi and straight too.

    The reason why joining a gay identifying rugby club was a good decision for me was because at the time I hadn't played rugby since high school, gay teams provide a more inclusive environment for people to develop their skills. Also at the time I had just moved to a new city and didn't really know anyone, the club allowed me to make gay friends away from the seedy gay scene.

    QUOTE AUTHOR GOES HEREThe game itself breeds respect, loyalty and integrity as values within its core structure - It does not require "gay specific" clubs to be created in order to ensure a healthy competition.


    QUOTE AUTHOR GOES HEREIt's this kind of suggestion that further create's the idea that gay men and straight men cannot coexist in some form of unified manner -[such as a sporting club]- , which only enhances the segregation, rather than resolving it.


    I totally agree with MrCoach's comment, the fact that the team primarily identifies itself as gay has nothing to do with its standard of competition. The majority of rugby clubs participate in 'mainstream' local leagues as well as international gay competitions.