BIRMINGHAM BULLS RFC

Inclusive Rugby Union team based in the West Midlands , UK. We are always ready to welcome new players to join us at any time, regardless of experience, age or orientation.

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About Us

Birmingham Bulls is an inclusive rugby team, based in the heart of Birmingham's Gay Village.

New players are always welcome.Your first month with us is free, so there is no risk to coming along and trying us out!

Contact us on join@birminghambullsrfc.com for more information.

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COVID Information

Club Contact

For any queries regarding COVID-19, including queries around contact tracing, please e-mail covid@birminghambullsrfc.com

Return to Rugby

We are at Stage 'E1' of England Rugby's Return to Rugby Road Map. We will be restarting contact training as soon a suitable training area is available.

All information will be posted on the club Pitchero Site.

How to Join

New players welcome

It's always awkward when coming along to any new group for the first time. We aim to provide an inclusive and safe environment for all to learn more about rugby and develop skills, get fit, make friends and have a great time.

If you are interested in joining come along to one of our training sessions, or come or to our sponsors The Village for informal chats. Alternatively you can email the club committee at com@birminghambullsrfc.com and we will be happy to answer your questions.

Birmingham Bulls RFC has been going strong for two years. Since our 2011 founding we’ve grown hugely, competed in national and international rugby tournaments, won a Midlands Zone Award for best LGBT Group or Society and had an awful lot of fun!

  • Beginners and experienced players welcome
  • Friendly and welcoming atmosphere
  • Full contact and fitness training
  • Touch rugby during the summer
  • Regular games against teams from across the UK and beyond
  • Regular social events
  • Everybody welcome regardless of sexual orientation

Your first match

Meet at the ground

It's tradition for players to travel to matches in club tie, shirt, and trousers. Birmingham Bulls has sand coloured chinos, pale blue shirt, and club tie (which is available from the treasurer).

Get Changed

The club provide shirt, shorts, and socks for match day. You will need to bring your boots, mouth guard, and any other kit you wish to wear (sports shorts, under armour type kit, scrum caps).

Warm Up

Before kick off we warm up, and run through some of the key moves and plays.

The Match

Best part of the day - 80 minutes of competitive rugby. The referee is always referred to as 'Sir'. If you are not playing then you need to have your playing shirt covered.

You may also be asked to 'run touch' which is marking where the ball (or player in possession) goes over the touch line. You should also bring a kicking tee on for the kicker when a try is scored, and water to the rest of the team.

Immediately after the Match

A tunnel will be formed for the opposition team to go through. All players should be part of this - even if the are subbed off/injured. After the tunnel we will huddle as a team.

Shower, change, beer and food

If we are at home it is shower and change back into shirt and tie, then off to the Village Inn for food with the opposition. If it is an away match the food is usually at the clubhouse where the match is played.

The Night Out

As most of the teams we play involve some travelling, there is usually a night out with the opposition. If it is a larger event there may be a Kangaroo Court, where misdemeanours from the previous night (or further) are argued and punished.

What do I need?

Boots

Essential for muddy conditions. Some people use football boots, but studs on rugby boots tend to be a slightly longer. Comfort and support are most important. No blades please.

Shorts

Rugby shorts are made of a stronger material than football shorts to withstand the grabs in the game. It's important for forwards to ensure the shorts don't restrict movement.

Shirt

Like the shorts the shirt must be able to withstand grabbing and tackling. 'Traditional' rugby shirts of cotton will get very wet during training.

Mouthguard/Gum Shield

These help prevent injury to the mouth and jaw. They must be moulded to shape before use, so don't buy them on the way to a match/training. Opro are a popular brand - watch their gum shield fitting video

Other Questions?

If you have any other queries, then please send an e-mail to secretary@birminghambullsrfc.com .

Find Us

Old Saltleians RFC ground
Kendrick Ave, Birmingham
Birmingham, West Midlands
B34 7SB

Contact Us

After training you’ll find us at The Village Inn. Feel free to give us a call or send an email. Our social media links are also below if you’d like to keep up to date on our activities.

Click on the logo at the top to go to the Club's main Pitchero website.