Welcome to Bingham Cup Amsterdam 2018, the world championship of gay and inclusive men’s and women’s rugby.
For the first time in its history, our 15-a-side tournament comes to continental Europe!
The Bingham Cup Tournament, starting on 8 June 2018 and running through 10 June 2018, will be the centerpiece of the Bingham Cup Programme: a week of sport, activities and celebrations, starting on 2 June 2018 and running through 11 June 2018.
Whether you’re a player, a supporter, a volunteer or a visitor, join us to show the world your rugby pride — on and off the pitch.
Amsterdam, 21 January 2018 - So, you’ve registered for Bingham Cup Amsterdam 2018, paid for your registration, and arranged your travel. Now what?
Book your hotel! Amsterdam tourism is booming, so rooms need to be booked early, especially in peak season. We’re holding double rooms (and larger) in five host hotels at special discounted rates for you. They’re getting booked up, so you need to act fast! Reservations are handled on a first come, first served basis — and any rooms that haven’t been booked will be released to the public on February 1st. Don’t miss out on your preferred hotel. Book a room as soon as possible here.
Apply for your permission to tour! In most countries, rugby teams need permission from their home Union before they go on tour. You’ll need to apply to your Union for permission to tour, who will pass the request on to Rugby Nederland, our governing body for rugby union. Team liaisions who need assistance gaining permission should contact Tournament Director Remo Calzoni.
Apply for your visa? Most participants won’t need a visa to travel to the Netherlands. Check here to confirm if you do. If you do require a visa for your stay in the Netherlands, you’ll need to apply for it at the Dutch embassy or consulate in your own country. We can provide you with a Proof of Sponsorship form for your visa application, if necessary. Please contact us here if you have any questions about visas.
Register & pay! If you haven't registered yet, you can still do so here. Please be aware that no registration is valid without payment of the registration fee(s). If you encounter any problems with creating a user account, submitting your registration or paying the registration fee(s), please email us at and we'll sort it out!
Amsterdam, 1 January 2018 - Now that the New Year has arrived, we're happy to report that a record number of 43 teams (from 31 IGR clubs) and 135 individuals paid their registration fees by the early bird deadline of 31 December 2017. This means that already 1,250 LGBTQ+ rugby players, staff and supporters will be coming to Amsterdam for Bingham Cup 2018!
If you haven't registered yet, you can do so here. We want to welcome many more Bingham Cup participants, but remember that from 1 January 2018 until 31 March 2018 the Regular registration fee applies. If you have any questions concerning registration or payment, please contact us.
Bookings at our 5 host hotels have also heated up. To avoid disappointment, book your preferred hotel as soon as possible. Room reservations will be handled by the hotels on a first come, first served basis.