Whether you are an experienced player or someone that wants to try rugby for the first time, you are always welcome to join Helsinki Rugby Club. We have both men’s and ladies’ teams and even offer a social membership for those who those who no longer play, but still want to be a part of the rugby family.
Rugby really is a sport for all. It’s a great way to challenge yourself, improve your fitness and become integrated into a great team sport.
How do I Join?
Joining us is easy! Come along to one of our beginners courses, or just come along to one of our regular trainings, where you will be introduced to the team and invited to join in. Our excellent coaches will be there to support you and explain each exercise. Contact one of our men or ladies players and we’ll meet you and guide you to the training area.
How much does it cost?
Rugby is considerably cheaper than other sports in Finland, such as ice hockey or American football.
New players are welcome to the first few weeks of trainings free of charge. All players that want to join the club will pay a annual membership fee. See our membership options page for the latest information.
During the season, you will also need a rugby Licence (50€) and insurance that covers rugby. Insurance can range from €218 – €391 for the season, depending on the cover you choose. There is also a weekly insurance option, which costs €50. Both the licence and insurance can be bought through the Finnish rugby federation, but you are welcome to buy insurance from a place of your choice.
What do I need?
To start, you will only need durable sports clothing (something that won’t rip during practice). It’s best to avoid clothing with metal zips and buckles.
During winter months, we train indoors on artificial grass, so moulded studs are the best for gripping the surface. During summer months, we train outdoors on regular grass, so moulded studs or normal football boots are just fine. Protective gum shields are recommended during all contact training and matches. Match kit is provided by the club.
Where can I learn more about rugby?
You don’t need to do any homework before coming to training, but if you want to find out more, check out the links on our What is rugby? page.