It is just another rugby team! It is not a disability team, players are not classified by physical, intellectual, or mental disabilities or barriers. It is a team open to anyone who wants to play regular full contact rugby.
What is mixed ability rugby?
- 15 aside
- Mixture of disabled and non-disabled in each team
- Full contact
- Uncontested scrums
- Suitable for over 18s
Is mixed ability rugby available for all players with and without a disability in Ireland?
Yes, there are currently 5 male and 1 female mixed ability rugby teams across Ireland. The IRFU, as part of our overall Disability and Inclusion Strategy, want to expand mixed ability rugby to more clubs in Ireland.
The current list of clubs providing mixed ability rugby can be found below:
|Bantry Bay RFC||Munster||West Cork Jesters||Mixed Over 18s||Norbert Dunnefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Ballincollig RFC||Munster||Trail Blazers||Female Mixed Over 18s||Robert Keaneemail@example.com|
|Sundays well RFC||Munster||Sunday’s Well Rebels||Mixed Over 18s||Alan Craughwellfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Malone RFC||Ulster||Malone Tornadoes||Mixed Over 18s||Sam McBurneyemail@example.com|
|Banbridge RFC||Ulster||Banbridge Barbarians||Mixed Over 18s||Raymond Reidfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|De La Salle Palmerstown FC||Leinster||The Vikings||Mixed Over 18s||Dave Hicksemail@example.com|