Melbourne Chargers Storm The Bingham Cup

Melbourne Chargers Storm The Bingham Cup

Melbourne Chargers Storm The Bingham Cup

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Melbourne’s only gay and inclusive Rugby club, The Melbourne Chargers have returned from Rome after another fantastic competition at the Bingham Cup.

Heading to Rome for the 2024 competition the team had high hopes, after putting on a stellar performance they ultimately brought home the Hoagland plate for Melbourne.

They joined players from Brisbane, Sydney, Adelaide and Perth who all put on an equally fantastic performance.

Melbourne Chargers Fight For The Bingham Cup

President of the Melbourne Chargers Christopher Pezet head spoke to the Star Observer ahead of the 2024 competiton and shared his excitement at participating in the event, recalling his favourite moments competing in the past.

“Personally my first Bingham was in Ottawa 2022 after a four year hiatus because of Covid” he recalls.

“It’s really hard to explain the feeling of being there. With so many like minded and queer identifying people, all brought together for the love of a sport. It’s truely spine tingling.”

“We played hard that year going undefeated in our pool in the Hoagland tier (one tier lower than Bingham). We were then bumped up and played against Seattle Quake which we lost in the last 10 seconds to some quick plays near the try line.”

“While disappointing we won our final match for 3rd place and roughly moved 10 places up in ranking that year.”

While that match will always remain memorable for the club, 2024 proved to be another stellar performance for the club.

Despite not securing the Bingham Cup in Rome the Melbourne Chargers managed to secure the Hoagland Plate, the prize for winning the second tier of the competition.

Their final match was won against the Manchester Village Spartans, “It has been an amazing tour a

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