During the regular season, September through May, trainings are held on Tuesdays from 18:30 to 20:30, and Wednesday and Friday evenings from 19:45 to 22:00 at the rugby pitch at the VUB, found in front of the tram stop VUB. We train either Tuesday or Wednesday, not both and we switch every two weeks, so check the calendar to be certain of when we are training. Note that this is an artificial grass pitch, and metal studs are not allowed (plastic studs are OK).
We play matches on most Sundays, and in addition to our season-long competitions, we also organize friendly matches with both Belgian and touring teams from the UK, Netherlands, France, Spain and beyond.
During the summer we also occasionally play 7s and may have random rugby training sessions in various spots. Many players also train and play with the Touch team as well during the off season. Please note that the only breaks in training are for major and national holidays.
We welcome all ages and levels of ability to our club. To join, simply come down to training on Tuesday, Wednesday or Friday and introduce yourself. Even better, you can email us beforehand to let us know you’re coming and we will add your email address to Teamstuff. We also encourage you to join our Facebook Group.
The first 3 training sessions are entirely free - what a bargain! After that or before your first match you will need to hand in your registration and medical forms for insurance purposes, and of course pay your registration fees.
|Full season||€ 220||€ 140|
|Half season||€ 140||€ 140|
The reduced fee is applicable to students, stagiares and unemployed.
Men XV - 'Player Name' - 'Type of fee'
We have a strict policy regarding the fee payment. No player is to play or be registered until the fee has been paid. The latter is considered outstanding if not settled by the end of September or 30 days after having joined. After that, a €10 increase will be applied.
Payment plans are always an option, so please contact our treasurer if you would like one.
VUB students who wish to only train with us can do so for free, without filling in any forms, provided they are insured by the VUB. To play matches, the normal procedure applies.
In the 2016/2017 season BBRFC-Celtic Men’s XV teams will take part in five different competitions. The 1st XV will play in 3rd National Division (D3) and our 2nd XV will compete in the D3 Reserve competition of that same league. Our 3rd XV will play in what is called the Rugby Vlaanderen regional championship, which is the rugby regional championship of Flanders. Moreover, in parallel to our League Championship commitments, we will also be entering one team in the National Cup Competition and one team in the Joint-Regional Cup Competition which, as the name suggests, is comprised of teams from both the LBFR and RV regional competitions. Both the Cup competitions are knock-out competitions.
These are changes from the 2015/2016 season and have come about due to ongoing debate and motions undertaken at the Federal level of Belgian Rugby. Once the various competition calendars for the new season have been communicated to us by the Federation and by Rugby Vlaanderen - sometime in early August - we will then update this page with direct links to our new schedules.
The calendar for the season 2016/2017 can be found here. Once the remaining competition calendars for the new season have been communicated to us by the Federation and by Rugby Vlaanderen - sometime in early August - we will then update this page with direct links to our new schedules.