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Proud to be Spartans

2 weeks ago By Yosh Tazaki

Enjoy our new club video about why we're proud to be Spartans

““A positive atmosphere, good coaching” “great way to get fit”” Spartans Player, 2017 Club Survey

We're the Manchester Village Spartans RUFC and we’re really proud.

Proud of being one of the world’s first Rugby Union clubs ever to be established for gay men way back in 1998.

Proud that we’ve steadily managed to grow the club from a small group of pioneering mates, struggling to get a full squad of 15 out to play at the weekend, to now having over 120 members.

Proud to be Spartans
Proud to be Spartans

We are a family of individuals who’ve gone through life looking for something a bit ‘different’ and we exist, not only to help people play this wonderful game but, to make
them feel part of a really strong collective, looking out for each other and growing each other’s confidence and health.

Rugby's the thread that binds us all together but we’re not your typical rugby club. Some are experiencing rugby for the very first time because they were intimidated by it in school. It’s the best feeling in the world when you see new players discover that rugby is one of the best things that’s ever happened to them.

We’re made up of team-mates of all genders, sexualities, abilities, experiences, fears and ambitions.

We’re a well-known, large and proactive club who are striving to grow inclusive rugby - not only across the North West but across the globe. We get out there and make stuff happen.
We reach thousands of like-minded fans and the wider LGBT and rugby worlds - because we immerse ourselves in our local community and the wider world.

If you fancy seeing whether you'd like to be a Spartan yourself, message us today on any of our social media channels or via email at and we'll be happy to chat through what you need and make your first plunge into rugby easy.

Updated 13:41 - 8 Jan 2018 by Yosh Tazaki

Where next?

Our 3rd XV Captain on benefits of being a Manchester Village Spartan "We come here because we want to play rugby and not worry about all the other things."
Enjoy a healthy start to 2018 with our Touch Rugby Sessions Our popular Touch Rugby sessions return on Monday 8th January.

Sat 27 Jan
1st XV Manchester 2
League 14:15
2nd XV Rochdale 4
League 14:15
Sat 3 Feb
1st XV Lymm 3
League 14:15
2nd XV Aldwinians 4
League 14:15

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