1 April, 2012
Event held at 7he Sevens 5th-7th April
DUBAI, U.A.E – 1 April 2012 - The inaugural Emirates Airline Middle East Schools International Rugby Festival is set to take place in Dubai at 7he Sevens this April, bringing together hundreds of skilled rugby players from the UAE and the UK.
Talented rugby teams from 25 of the UAE and UK’s top secondary schools will take part in the three day rugby tournament from the 5th to 7th of April. The all-male teams will be divided into four categories including an Under 18, Under 16, Under 14 and Under 12 division.
“This new tournament provides an excellent platform to display the burgeoning talents of these young rugby players. The calibre of football played by these young competitors is astonishing and Emirates is committed to highlighting their achievements,” said Sir Maurice Flanagan, Executive Vice Chairman Emirates Airline and Group.
“Emirates has numerous rugby sponsorships around the globe and this event will add yet another layer to our already impressive sponsorship portfolio.”
Matches are open to the public and entry into 7he Sevens is free. The first matches will kick-off on Thursday 5th April at 3:00pm.
Some of the highlight teams competing in the tournament include; Filton College, Truro College, Dubai College, Uni American School and Jess Ranches.
Globally and in the UAE Emirates has invested in the sport of rugby. Last year Emirates announced a five year agreement with the UAE Rugby Association (UAERA), to become the Official Airline of the association and its National Teams.
Additional information on the tournament can be found at www.middleeastschoolsrugby.com