Mixed Ability Rugby is not a disability sport, players are not classified by physical, intellectual or mental disabilities or barriers. It is a sport open to anyone who wants to play regular full-contact rugby. If you happen to have some form of disability or barrier, but want to play rugby on a regular basis then Mixed Ability is perfect for you. 

What is the Mixed Ability Rugby Cup?

The Mixed Ability Rugby Cup brings together Bath Rugby Foundation's six Mixed Ability Rugby clubs: Walcot Warriors, Bath Ladies Trojans, Yeovil Mixed Ability, Melksham Stags, Chippenham Cavaliers and The Cranes for an inclusive tournament of rugby

“This truly is a Sport for All!”

Bath Rugby Foundation celebrated our annual Mixed Ability Rugby Cup at @melkshamrfc on Saturday, 20th April.

The event drew 16 teams from across the UK, all ready to compete in a safe and inclusive environment. Mixed Ability Rugby is truly inclusive, welcoming individuals with a wide range of barriers to participation, including physical and learning disabilities, as well as those without any barriers.

The community encourages everyone to showcase their social and physical skills, proudly represent their clubs, and create lasting memories with like-minded individuals.

🗣️ Bath Rugby Foundation CEO, Lynne Fernquest, said: “The Mixed Ability Rugby Cup celebrates not just the triumph of skill, but the victory of inclusivity and unity. It embodies Bath Rugby Foundation’s ethos of breaking down barriers and building bridges.

“To the teams who showcased courage and camaraderie, your spirit inspires us all and here’s to many more moments of shared joy.”

Thank you to all of the teams who participated in this year’s Cup, you can see some of their happy faces below!

Congratulations to Dragons All Stars for winning the Bath Rugby Foundation Mixed Ability Cup!

Congratulations to all teams involved in this brilliant, inclusive day for all.
A big well done to Bath Rugby Foundation's Mixed Ability Teams, photographed below: 

ℹ️ If you were not able to attend this year but would like to be involved or find out more about next year’s Cup, please email: [email protected]

A special thank you to Melksham Rugby Club and @melksham_stags_official for hosting this inspiring event.