Out & About: Fastest growing sport in Denmark is junior rugby

Dave Smith
June 24th, 2018

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They’re getting bigger! (all photos: Gentofte Rugby)

Junior rugby continues to be Denmark’s fastest growing sport, although touch rugby is also taking off amongst adults – it’s the new crossfit, apparently.


Tom Vernon and his team at FC Nordsjælland were the proud hosts of a touch rugby festival for children held at The Right To Dream Park in Farum recently.

“What an experience that day was – an awesome turnout,” enthused Herbie, a coach from one of the participating clubs, Gentofte Rugby Klub, which holds training for all age groups, from under-6s and up.

“The lounge was open with hospitality and live rugby on the big screen. Everyone loved the atmosphere and had a great time. It’s not every day rugby gets to be played in a super league football stadium.”

Not to be outdone, Hundested Rugby Klub then staged a tournament of its own a few weeks later.

Gentofte, with more than 100 members representing 20 different nationalities, might be the biggest youth club in the country, but plenty are catching up.


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