Glasgow Raptors chair Luke Harding
We really value safety, trying to engage people, making sure that you feel welcome and making a safe space for you, and trying to make sure that you have people to talk to.
If you want to make new friends, have fun, get fit and active, have something to do and feel safe, I would definitely recommend an inclusive rugby team.
For a long time I wasn’t sure an inclusive team was right for me, but since being part of one I have felt totally at home. It has enabled me to be myself, not having to worry about coming out has been a relief and has made fitting in so much easier – and it has also improved my performances.
If you are unsure whether it is right for you, but you want to participate in a sport, I would suggest approaching an inclusive team, talk to them, go to training and you’ll soon know if the fit is right for you. I have found it to be a really positive way to engage with sports, improve, gain confidence and make new friends.