The 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 a club that primarily offers the noble sport of rugby, but for the people who are interested, we have an active social life. NSRV Obelix is a relatively small, close club known for organizing activities for everyone with love for the rugbysport.
Fun and atmosphere are important aspects of the club. The traditional ‘third half’ -singing rugby songs together with the opponent while enjoying a beer- is rarely skipped by NSRV Obelix. The diverstity among its members is one of the reasons the club is a welcome guest throughout the entire Nijmegen student community.
After finishing your studies, Obelix offers the possibility to keep playing rugby in the Dutch national league. You can choose to play with Obelix or Nestorix, the veterans team that keeps the ties between the old members alive. You’re not just Obelix, you stay Obelix.
Furthermore, NSRV Obelix is a great club for ladies to get to love the rugbysport. Fortunately there is a full women’s team since a couple of years. The Obelix ladies currently play in the first division of the national league.
The first team of Obelix currently plays in the second division of the Dutch Rugby Union, while the second team plays in the fourth division.
We’re very proud to have two very talented trainers: Alex Chang and Yvonne Bouman. Both are top rugby coaches in The Netherlands, as Ales is also the coach of the national team and Yvonne has been for the women national team over multiple years.
We’re sorry we can’t give you the full website in English, but feel free to look around and leave a message at the Forum. Through the contact page you can contact NSRV Obelix about training, matches, tours or to become a member. If you are interested in joining us for a Dutch rugby-experience please feel free to visit us during a training on Tuesdays and Thursdays or a match on Sundays.
Tuesdays at 20.00h and Thursdays at 20.00h.
Address NSRV Obelix:
University Sportscentre Gymnasion
6525 AJ Nijmegen
You will find the playing fields behind the sportscentre. A detailed route can be found on an online route planner, or just use Google maps.