News for 9/2020

Training Restarting at Hackney Rugby
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Shaun Rooke

From Wednesday 9th December we'll be restarting training at Mabley Green 3G pitch (Lee Conservancy Road, E9 5HW) on the furthest pitch from the road. Men will be training from 7-8:30pm, Ladies from 8:15-9:45pm. New players are welcome but please contact shaun@hackneyrfc.co.uk prior to attending due to Covid-19 regulations. Changing rooms and shared water bottles won't be available so please come changed ready and with your own water bottles. Also metal studs aren't allowed but moulded studs or trainers are fine.

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Club Statement on trans women in Rugby

Following the recent news that World Rugby are considering banning trans women from playing women’s rugby - Hackney RFC have undertaken a period of education and team-wide discussion amongst the affected teams and make the following statement: "We oppose any blanket ban of trans women playing grassroots rugby. We pride ourselves on placing inclusivity at the heart of our game, team and club. It is our view that the current data available is inconclusive and does not provide any information regarding actual injuries, their cause and how trans players have impacted grassroots women’s rugby. We therefore call on World Rugby to fund more research which will help us to continue to develop rugby as safely as possible for ALL players.

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