Free intro to Rugby

Do you want to get some fresh air and meet some incredible new friends?

Maybe try an exciting new sport or pick up where you left off playing years ago?

Then come along and join our Intro to Rugby event at Holmens Idrætsanlæg, Arsenalvej 6, on Christianshavn. Our Intro event runs once a week during April-May and August-September from 18:00-20:00. Please see our calendar for specific events and contact info.

You will meet the team and learn the basics of rugby in a friendly light-contact first training. You will learn ball-handling skills, basic running maneuvers, and how to hit the tackle pillows. We have a coach dedicated to new players to give you a safe and motivational session at your own pace where it is OK to say you are not ready for a drill.

We designed our Intro to Rugby for people who have never picked up a rugby ball or haven’t handled one for years. Participants are in very different physical shapes, so please do not let your lack of experience, body type, or fitness hold you back from giving rugby a try. Each session ends with joining the full team to a bit of Touch Rugby (no tackling). When ready, you can join the full team training on Mondays and Wednesdays (April-June and August-October) from 18:00-20:00.

Rugby is a sport for all body types. Everyone is welcome regardless of sports experience, age, ethnicity, sexual orientation or gender identity. Rugby requires both big and small body types to make a great team.

All you need is training clothes (shorts and t-shirts), a water bottle, sunscreen (hopefully!) and a desire to have fun learning a new sport. Bring your cleats if you have them but it is not required.

If you have played rugby as an adult, you are welcome to skip the Intro to Rugby event and join in the regular training.

Come and join the Wolfpack.

Hope to see you there.

About Rugby in Pan Idræt


Values: Passion - Unity - Respect - Discipline - Fair play

Rugby is for everyone. Regardless of physique, age, sexuality and gender identity. One of the best things about rugby is that everyone on the team is needed. It can be an advantage to be big and strong, but there must also be some on the team who are small and fast.

At first glance, it can look violent when you, as a misunderstood person, watch your first rugby match. And there is also fighting so that both sweat and blood flow. After a match you will often have scratches and bruises, but also a feeling of having given yourself 100 %. But no matter how hard they fight on the field, the good tone is quickly re-established after the match. Rugby is also a sport where fair play is in focus and where "faking" and pretending to be tackled is not good form. Rugby players are generally very passionate and proud of their sport.

Rugby is a physically hard and demanding sport with a lot of physical contact. The players use no or only limited protection, and there is therefore a strong focus on the players' sporting behaviour, and the game is considered a "gentleman's sport".

It is not permitted to throw the ball forward on the pitch. To bring the ball forward, players must run with the ball or they can kick it forward. Points are scored by achieving a Try or a Goal. For a try, the ball must be grounded behind the opponent's goal line. Try is reminiscent of touchdown in American football. A goal is achieved by kicking the ball over the crossbar between the opponent's goalposts.


Where and when

In the period 1. of November to 31 of Marts, we train once a week. Please see the address and timings below:

Onsdag kl. 19.00 – 21.00

Vesterbro New School

Ny Carlsberg Vej 35

1760 Copenhagen V


In the period 1 April to 31 October, we train twice a week on Mondays and Wednesdays at the following address:

Mondays and Wednesdays 18.00 - 19.00

Holmens Idrætsanlæg

Arsenalvej 6

1436 Copenhagen K

Holmens Idrætsanlæg

Vesterbro New School



The activity fee for Rugby is 75 kr. per month and is being paid twice a year.

In addition, you need to have paid for membership of Pan Idræt at DKK 390 per year.


Play hard, Party hard…

In rugby, the social aspects are just as important, or perhaps more important, than the training and the matches. The game depends on teamwork, and its requirement that all 15 players give 100%, the intensity and joy of the physical competition creates an incredible bond between players that can not be limited to the white lines around the pitch. It is often said that if you are looking for friends, sign up for a rugby club and you will get at least 15 new mates after the first session. Once you have played your first match, you feel an instant bond with any rugby player you meet anywhere in the world. It's not just words, but rugby becomes a lifestyle and most players often become close friends.

We have several social functions a month in addition to the spontaneous bar tours at our 2 sponsor bars (eg movie night, cycling, BBQ, board games, etc.) all year round, so there is never a dull moment when you sign up for rugby.

The "third half" is an unavoidable celebration. It is a party after each match, where both teams drink together, sing rugby songs and rejoice in a well-played match… win or loss. No musical talent is required, although a sense of a melody is appreciated by all within earshot and there is a strict requirement to remember all the words. The penalty for lapses is typically chugging a beer.

Steering committee for Rugby

Ronnie Aagren

Ronnie Aagren


Wai Hoe Chum

Wai Hoe Chum


Wojtek Valdemar Munk Klimko

Wojtek Valdemar Munk Klimko

Steering comitee

Carlo Guerra

Carlo Guerra

Steering comitee

Iain Todd

Iain Todd

Head coach

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