NSRV Obelix is a student rugby club in the beautiful city of Nijmegen, in the east of the Netherlands. Named after Asterix’ big friend, we have worn our green-yellow colours since 1970, which makes us one of the oldest sports clubs in Nijmegen. NSRV Obelix is an association that primarily offers the noble sport of rugby, but for the people who are interested, we have an active social life. We organise monthly drinks, go on a yearly tour abroad, participate in multiple tournaments and many other activities. Of course, the traditional ‘third half’ – singing rugby songs together with the opponent while enjoying a beer – is rarely skipped by NSRV Obelix. Each team has it’s own habits and mores that bind us to each other, the association and the rugby culture. This makes NSRV Obelix a relatively small but tight-knit association, where you will make friends for life. You’re not just Obelix, you stay Obelix.
As Obelix we are proud to have three teams that represent us at different levels of play. The gentlemen’s first team plays in the 2nd division where we continue to steadily build our way through the ranks. The second gentlemen’s team, aka the Flagship, plays in the 4th division, where the new beginning players get prepared for the first team under the guidance of experienced veterans. The ladies play their rugby in the 2nd division, where they are a close and friendly group both on and off the field, and where everybody from all experience levels is very welcome.
Both our ladies and our gentlemen practice every Tuesday and Thursday evening, playing their matches on Sunday. For beginners, we offer a ‘Young Dogs’ introduction course twice per year. In 7 weeks, you learn the basics of the beautiful rugby game and you get to know the rugby culture of our association! Can’t wait for the course to start? Everyone who is interested is invited to join us at practice on Tuesdays or Thursdays at 20.00h at Field 3 of the Radboud Sports Centre.
Are you ready for a new sport and meeting friends for life? Do you want to have a go at rugby? We are looking forward to seeing you and sharing a drink with you!