Charlotte Royals RFC

Founded in 2004 a group of men felt the community lacked a gay rugby team. The team formed after they were invited to a scrimmage between the Atlanta Bucks and the Raleigh Kodiaks. After watching the match they firmly believed the Queen City was ready for some royalty, and formed the Charlotte Royals.

As a sport, rugby was not wildly known in the southern states, however, the fledgling members saw an embrace from the gay community. Small and determined, they learned the basics by practicing with the Charlotte Mayhem and Raleigh Kodiaks. After a few years local support began to grow, the LGBTQ+ community began to buzz and, we began to ROAR!

Today, we have 30+ players and 40+ auxiliary members, and countless supporters around the country. We seek to breakdown perceptions of masculinity within the LGBTQ+ and straight communities by demonstrating strength, determination, and athleticism of a gay rugby team.

You can join by reaching out to our Facebook page or on our website. Practices are normally Tuesdays and Thursdays 7 – 9 PM but with Covid are being postponed.

E: President@charlotteroyalsrugby.com
W: http://www.charlotteroyalsrugby.com/
F: https://www.facebook.com/CharlotteRoyalsRFC
I: https://www.instagram.com/charlotteroyals
T: https://twitter.com/charlotteroyals

Training Ground: 3114 Bank Street, Charlotte NC 28203, USA

Main Club Contacts: Joshua Lamb public.relations@charlotteroyalsrugby.com

To join, email: club.manager@charlotteroyalsrugby.com

Winner Hoagland Plate 2018

Approximate number of members: 70

Teams in club: The Royals

 

DETAILS

ADDRESS

1800 Camden Rd STE 107-117 Charlotte, NC

EMAIL

charlotte.royals@igrugby.org

YEAR FOUNDED

2004

MEMBERSHIP

Full

IGR REGION

North America (East)

REGIONAL REP

Jeff Enochs

TEAMS

Men’s Rugby Union

COMPETITIONS

Bingham Cup, Carolina Geographic Rugby Union (CGRU), IGR North American Championship, Queen City Crown, Ruck a Buck