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.
Training Ground: 3114 Bank Street, Charlotte NC 28203, USA
Main Club Contacts: Joshua Lamb email@example.com
To join, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Winner Hoagland Plate 2018
Approximate number of members: 70
Teams in club: The Royals