Rugby

Info

Training 2024 Summer (April – October)

Tuesdays | 6 – 8 pm
Anton-Fingerle-Zentrum | Schlierseestraße 47

Saturdays | 11 am – 1 pm
Anton-Fingerle-Zentrum | Schlierseestraße 47

Contact
rugby@teammuenchen.de

FAQ


Who are we?

The Munich Monks are the rugby squad of Team München and were founded in 2016. The approximately 70 players (2023) consist of men* and women* from all over the world, mixed from rugby beginners and experienced players. We stand for queer inclusivity and offer a safe space for all genders and sexual identities.

Do you compete in tournaments?

Yes, the Munich Monks competes in various local, national, and international tournaments, including events like the Union Cup and the Bingham Cup.

Speaking of (winning) Cups, we just won our first trophy at the Union Cup in Birmingham in 2023, as we triumphed in the IGR Challenger Cup’s final. In 2024, we will participate at the Bingham Cup in Rome, Italy and pursue our dream of inclusivity on and off the pitch and compete again for silverware.

Whether you wanna play in the league, IGR tournaments or friendly matches against other IGR clubs (e.g the Vienna Eagles or the Cologne Crushers), you are always welcome to gain your first rugby experience in many ways

Why did we start this team?

As the only LGBTQ+ inclusive rugby team in Southern Germany and one of the only three LGBTQ+ rugby team in Germany (the others being the Berlin Bruisers and the Cologne Crushers), we provide a safe space for queer folks in sports. Unfortunately, too many queer people experience discrimination, stigma and hatred in a sports’ environment.

Such teams not only serve the purpose of playing the sport, but also serve to strengthen the Queer Community, especially for young LGBTIQ+ people who are afraid of being out in a space that may not be as accepting as expected for their identity.

Of course, it is also a great opportunity to meet new people in a setting different to a clubbing.


    Do I need prior rugby experience?

    No prior rugby experience is necessary! We welcome players of all levels and provide opportunities for skill development and growth!

    How can I get involved with the team?

    There are many ways to get involved with the Munich Monks, including mining as a player, volunteering, or becoming a supporter. Reach out to us to learn more about opportunities to get involved!

    Is there an age limit to join the team?

    While there may be age restrictions for certain tournaments, we welcome players from all ages. However, players under 18 may need parental consent to participate.

    What makes the Munich Monks unique?

    The Munich Monks is more than just a rugby team. Off the pitch, we organise many private and public social events throughout the year (e.g. Pride and St. Patrick’s Day), as well as birthdays and Christmas parties, a joint visit to the Oktoberfest or meeting up in a Munich bar to watch rugby matches together. We are also involved in our LGBTQ+ community in Munich.

    How can I stay updated on team news and events?

    Stay connected with the Munich Monks by following us on social media or checking out or website regularly for updates on news, events, and more!

    What do I need to bring to a rugby practice?

    For your (first) rugby practice, please bring:

    • Athletic Clothing: Wear comfy flexible sportswear
    • Rugby Boots: cleats for good grip. Of course you can bring your football boots as well if you have them.
    • Mouthguard: essential for protection (optional for the first training)
    • Water Bottle: Stay hydrated.
    • Towel
    • Change of Clothes
    • and most important: positive Attitude, ready to tackle, scrum and have some fun!

    If you have any further questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to us directly. We’re here to help!

    First Impressions