Is this training for me? What is FLINTA*?
We welcome players of all levels and physical ability.
Everyone who feels included in the list of FLINTA* identities is welcomed at our trainings. FLINTA* is an abbreviation in German which stands for:
- F: Frauen/Women
- L: Lesben/Lesbians
- I: Intergeschlechtliche Personen/Intersex People
- N: Nicht-binäre/Non-binary people (enby for short)
- T: Trans* Personen (trans Männer und trans Frauen) oder Trans*gender/Trans* people (trans men and trans women) or trans*gender
- A: Agender (people who do not identify themselves by gender)
- *: Nicht explizit erwähnte Personen/Persons not explicitly mentioned, who do not fit into one of the above-mentioned sexual orientations or gender identities and are (also) meant.
The abbreviations FLINT/ FLINTA denote the people who are discriminated against in the patriarchy. It is wrong and often perceived as offensive to refer to these individuals as “non-men”. (Men would usually be reluctant to be called “non-women”.) Therefore, many people (especially in feminist contexts) use the abbreviations FLINT* or LGBTQIA* to include all the people meant.
Source and further explanation in German: Kritische Männlichkeit
When and where is training?
Do I need to do anything before coming to training?
You can just show up to training, however in order to properly plan for the people attending training we would prefer if you would fill in the form linked here.
What do I bring?
For your first training all you need is a good pair of sports shoes (preferably cleats/with plastic studs but trainers work to start), water, a willingness to learn and a desire to have fun! For the future, if you’re interested in playing full contact rugby, you should invest in a mouthguard.
You can get in touch with the organizers of the FLINTA* team by emailing email@example.com