Bingham Cup 2016. Nashville, TN.

Bingham Cup 2016. Nashville, TN.

The Knights recently competed in the International Gay Rugby Tournament, the Bingham Cup, held in Nashville, Tennessee over Memorial Day Weekend. Over 40+ gay/inclusive clubs and more than 1,300 rugby players converged in one of the world's largest rugby tournaments. The Knights delivered a strong performance winning the second to highest trophy in the tournament, the Bingham Plate, and placed 5th in the overall rankings. At this time, the club incurred into many expenses in order to cover for travel, room and board and tournament registration costs. As we prepare for our Summer Rugby Sevens and Fall 2016 seasons, we are seeking support from our community of followers and supporters to help us continue the promotion of our club and mission.    THANK YOU!


Gotham Knights RFC is a registered non-profit corporation in the State of New York and has a valid 501 C (3),
tax exemption status, with the IRS. Contributions to the club are entitled to tax deductions. 





BIngham cup 2018: Amsterdam

The International Gay Rugby committee has announced that the hosting city for the 2018 Bingham Cup is Amsterdam.

Congratulations to our rugby brothers from the Amsterdam Lowlanders!

Photo taken from Amsterdam Lowlanders RFC Facebook page.

Photo taken from Amsterdam Lowlanders RFC Facebook page.


National Coming OUt day.


ESPN Sport Center features: Mark Bingham

On Sept. 11, 2001, Mark Bingham was a passenger on United Airlines Flight 93, and one of the heroes who stopped the plane from reaching its intended target, the United States Capitol Building. But it is the lives that Bingham has saved, and those he has impacted since his passing, that help to define his legacy, and the Sunday, Aug. 29, SC Featured segment will examine that legacy. The Bingham story will debut in the 10 a.m. edition of SportsCenter and will re-air in other editions of the program throughout the day. Read more about this on ESPN Front Row.


FALL 2016 SEASON Schedule

The season has been scheduled. For more information on time and location please check out our Full Calendar and Facebook page.


Fall 2016 Season Practice begins on Tuesday, 8/16

It is that time of year to gear up for the Fall 2016 Season. Practices will take place every Tuesday and Thursday from 7-9 PM at Randall's Island field 74/75. New recruits are welcome to join.

Please be sure to check the Full Calendar page.

Pic courtesy of Maria Santto.


CIPP registration with USA RUGBY for the 2016-2017 year.

Please click here to redirect you to the USA Rugby membership page.



The Gotham Rugby 7s team competed in the men's social division.

Photo courtesy of the Buden's mom. 


Our beloved winger, Brad Thorson, on coming out, identity and self-pride.

"My identity was built by a collection of traits I saw and related to in the groups I was a part of. For the majority of my life, the most informal group was athletes, and I knew athletes weren’t gay, ergo neither was I. As I’ve been able to become my own man, I’ve also been able to truly realize who I am. The biggest internal struggle has been in defining what makes a man." - BT


Gotham Knights in solidarity with Orlando Victims



GOTHAM KNIGHTS Wins the Bingham plate

The Knights delivered a courageous and strong match against long-time rival London's Kings Cross Steelers. Final score 14-12.


"Meet the Gotham Knights: The gay rugby club defined by a spirit of love and acceptance"

The Knights are featured in UK's The Telegraph.


Gotham Knights Campaign Against Homophobia in sports

Ahead of our participation at the 2016 Bingham Cup and PRIDE NYC, we are launching our campaign against homophobia in sports. Are you in?

#scrumminghomophobia #ruckinghomophobia


Homecoming Spring 2016

Yesterday Gotham earns another win against NYU Stern Rugby. The Knights imposed themselves 56-21. A second game against Gotham Old Boys took place. The Old Boys came strong and played a fantastic game.


Our Own Coach Sebastian Cray featured on The Irish Post

"New York based Sebastian Cray, the Gotham Knights RFC coach who has taught rugby for six years on the back of a 14-year playing career, grew up in Canada and has been involved in the sport all over North America, where he has watched the continent’s fastest growing sport go from strength to strength."


Homecoming Alumnni Weekend - Saturday, April 23rd

The Gotham Old Boys return to their former home field for a day of rugby, camaraderie and family fun. Exhibition game with our sibling club NYU Stern will KO @ 2PM, followed by our Gotham v Old Boys. Drink up details TBC.


1st gotham Knights Invitational Flag Rugby Tournament

Last Sunday, 417, the Gotham Knights Invitational High School Flag Rugby Tournament took place on Randall's Island. Many thanks to Play Rugby USA and Goodwill Industries of Greater New York and Northern New Jersey, Inc. for the continuous support, to our Gotham Knights brothers for volunteering and running the event, to the tournament participants and all the supporters that joined.


"Queens & knights" Wins NBC SPORTS CAPTR'D CONTEST!

Sandra Chuma and Nyasha Kadandarara of Columbia Journalism School won the NBC Sports Cptr'd contes with their submission of "Queens & Knights;" a short documentary about Gotham Knights RFC.

Watch here...


USA 7s in lAs Vegas, NV

Some of our Knights headed to Sin City to join the Yale Alumni roster. They competed in the open division category and won the 7s Plate. Congrats boys!