On the heels of a successful Super 6s League, rugby lovers can continue to compete in the first Touch Championships this Friday.
To be held at Al Habtoor Polo Club on February 8, the tournament is set to once again bring together rugby enthusiasts from across the UAE to showcase the region’s talent.
For those wanting to play in the Super 6s League, the competition gets under way on April 16 and runs for 10 weeks until July 2.
Victoria Hepworth, partner at Corporate Affair Event Management and organiser of the Super 6s League, said: “We’re very positive about the potential for touch to keep growing strongly in Dubai this year.
“Our Super 6s League has grown substantially from 16 to 32 teams of men’s, women’s, mixed and vets’ players in just over 12 months and highlights the popularity of the sport.
“It seemed only natural to take the league one step further and develop a tournament to both showcase the expertise and advanced levels of touch being played in Dubai, and also to encourage more competition and skill-sharing by inviting international teams to participate.
“Unique to Touch is how it’s completely inclusive – anyone and everyone can play, no matter their age, ability or gender. For example, kids and parents can play in the same team – there really are no barriers.
“It’s also a highly social sport, with a real community atmosphere.
“There’s always a great vibe at the league games on Tuesday nights, where most people stay around to watch games and chat, even if they’re not playing themselves. It’s also a fantastic and fun way to keep fit and active, especially after the festive season!”
For more information and to sign up for the league or tournament, visit www.super6s-dubai.com
WHAT: Touch Championships
WHERE: Al Habtoor Polo Club, Dubai
WHEN: Friday, February 8
CONTACT: Visit www.super6sdubai.com
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