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IGR Involved In The Union Cup


European IGR clubs have voted overwhelmingly in favour of IGR taking an active role in the management of the Union Cup.

The 29 IGR clubs of Europe, plus ISIRR and the World Barbarians, participated in a vote to decide IGR’s role in the management of the biennial European gay rugby championships, given its significant growth in recent years.

In a two part vote, the membership first voted 48 votes to 5 in favour of IGR involvement. The level of involvement was then determined using a single transferable vote system, with the members giving their first, second and third choice preferences of three proposed options.




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IGR Unveils It's Vibrant New Branding


2017-03-07 GMT:
Following on from the introduction of our inaugural Representative for Women's Rugby in February 2017, IGR is delighted to launch its first social media channel dedicated to the promotion and development of Women's Rugby.

The new Facebook group, IGR Women's Rugby launched only yesterday and has already attracted over 200 members from the IGR community and beyond.



IGR Unveils It's Vibrant New Branding


2017-01-29 GMT:
International Gay Rugby has unveiled its new branding to coincide with the launch of the Bingham Cup logo for Amsterdam 2018.

The design, created by Nathan Hagan of the Washington Scandals came first in a recent vote by the IGR member clubs after the Trustees asked the membership for feedback on three potential new brands. Nathan's winning design was enhanced to produce our vibrant new logomark, formed by the coming together of four twisting coloured bands, which were created to symbolise the energy of the game of rugby, as well as offering a nod to the rainbow flag associated with the LGBT community.



Homophobia in Sport Campaigner Receives Order of Australia Medal


2017-01-26 ESDT:
The founder of the Sydney Convicts, Australia’s first gay rugby union club, has been awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for “service to rugby union and to the promotion of social inclusion for LGBTI people.” The award was announced on Australia Day.

Andrew “Fuzz” Purchas founded the Sydney Convicts in 2004 to provide gay, and many straight men, with a safe, supportive, and inclusive environment to play and enjoy sport. Purchas has played a key leadership role in the club since it was founded, helping lead the Convicts to many victories on and off the field.





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