Formed in 2012 by Frankie Brown, the Charleston Blockade Rugby Football Club became South Carolina’s first and only gay sports team. The Charleston Blockade plays teams in Southeast and has traveled across seas to Sydney Australia to compete in the 2014 Bingham Cup. The team has grown since their formation and has gone on to win in tournaments such as Ruck-A-Buck 2015 in Atlanta.
The Charleston Blockade Rugby Football Club in conjunction with the IGR (International Gay Rugby) actively works to end the stigma of homosexuality in sports. We welcome all players to join our all-inclusive team regardless of sexual orientation, skill level, race or religion. We are not just a local sports team – we are a diverse family of rugby players focused on community support and acceptance!