June, 2024

UAE Rugby, IRB and Dubai Duty Free join forces to build better rugby in the UAE through UAE Rugby Superweek

DUBAI- The UAE Rugby / IRB Superweek, presented by Dubai Duty Free, kicked off on Saturday September 6th and continues through to Saturday September 13th.

DDF UAERF_IRB Superweek Ghaith Jalajel_David Harper_Clement IsackRun over 2 consecutive weekends, Superweek is open to all rugby enthusiasts who wish to pursue either a career in Rugby or develop their technical and support skills of the game.

Superweek covers key off-field areas, where individuals can participate in various IRB-accredited courses, including; Coaching (level 1), Match Official (level 1), 7’s Coaching (level 1), Medical (level 1), as well as a Judicial Officers refresher.

‘We are encouraged by the UAE Rugby Federation’s initiative to hold IRB-accredited training workshops to develop those individuals who are involved in key off-field areas of the game, and we are pleased to support Superweek as part of our sponsorship of UAE Rugby’s Match Officials’ said Colm McLoughlin, Executive Vice Chairman, Dubai Duty Free.

UAE’s pool of IRB fully accredited Match Official Educators, including Dave Harper, and accredited IRB Trainer, Ghaith Jalajel, will facilitate a number of sessions, where IRB Instructors Tim Gresson and Dr. Azril will conduct next weekend’s Judicial and Medical courses, to be held on Friday September 12th and Saturday September 13th, respectively.

‘We are excited to bring Superweek to the rugby community’ said Qais Al Dhalai, General Secretary UAE Rugby Federation. ‘This week plays a significant role in the development of those individuals who wish to pursue a technical or support-oriented career in the sport, this week also assists us with ensuring our governance of the game is at the highest level. We were thrilled with the turnout of Saturday’s Match Officials course and look forward to this coming weekend’s remaining courses.’ ‘We are grateful to the IRB and especially to Dubai Duty Free for their ongoing support’ he added.

Enrolment has been strong, with this Friday’s Medical course fully booked. Limited spaces in the coming weekend’s coaching courses (level 1 and 7’s level 1) are still available. 

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