With our community hitting
the headlines with two major news stories in recent
weeks and a trio of inclusive rugby tournaments coming
up this weekend, International Gay Rugby and GayRugbyClubs.com
are launching their first ever joint initiative to
create even stronger online communication by promoting
the use of the hashtag '#gayrugby' across all social
Heading up the initiative, IGR Social Media Lead,
Kings Cross Steeler and GRC creator Neil Pyper said:
"It is our aim to create a one stop, global
hashtag to bring together great stories and posts
for across the gay rugby community.
"The #gayrugby hashtag can naturally be
used in conjunction with other hashtags, such as
those for individual clubs and tournaments, providing
even greater cross-promotion for both parties.
"With three great tournaments coming up
this week, there are bound to be hundreds, if not
thousands of pictures taken and whether you prefer
Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, the #gayrugby hashtag
will help guide others to great online content.
"It is my hope that through the collective
use of the hashtag, which is a common search option
for those looking at finding our community, we can
attract even more people to the game of rugby while
keeping current members up to date with all the
latest news from IGR and GRC".
Simply add #gayrugby to your social media posts to