Jebel Ali Dragons will perhaps be looking forward to the new 2017/18 season more than most clubs. In addition to a return to prominence last term under the guidance of Henry Paul, the club are also looking forward to celebrating their 25th anniversary next season.
The senior men’s side will be kicking off the new UAE and West Asia Premiership campaign on September 22 with a mouthwatering repeat of last season’s UAE Premiership final as they welcome defending champions Abu Dhabi Harlequins to the Jebel Ali Centre of Excellence on opening day.
But there will be a very special day to celebrate the club turning a quarter of a century to welcome in September, as Dragons raise the curtain for the new campaign.
The club will be open for all Dragons players, staff, friends and family on September 8. The club have a full day planned for all the family as well as three cracking warm-up games planned for all three senior sides.
The day begins at 09:00 with players and families invited to enjoy the facilities at Jebel Ali Hotel, before the club’s new kit is unveiled and presented to players at 11.30, with player and team photos to be taken.
Dragons 3rds, reigning UAE Community League champions, kick off the match action at 15:00 as they play a Joining Jack Select XV. At 17:00 it’s the turn of Dragons 2nds who will play Dubai Sharks, and the day draws to a close with the seniors taking on newly-established club, Dubai Sports City Eagles, at 19:00.
Throughout the day refreshments will be available, so why not invite family and friends to enjoy a day out in the sun and celebrate 25 years of Dragons.