Conquistadors unite for MB Foundation

niall 4/12/2015
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Mike Ballard speaks about the Mike Ballard Foundation and how Conquistadors are bidding for glory in the Gulf Men's Social League at the Dubai Rugby Sevens.

– INTERVIEW: New Zealand legend Sonny Bill Williams

– SEVENS: Ireland star gives insight into life as a player

– SEVENS: South Africa welcome Test stars in Dubai










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Australia coach reacts to Dubai Sevens final win over Russia

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Australia women's coach Tim Walsh reacts after his team defeated Russia in front of a capacity crowd in the final of the Dubai Sevens.

– INTERVIEW: New Zealand legend Sonny Bill Williams

– SEVENS: South Africa welcome Test stars in Dubai

– Lomu: UAE Rugby pays heartfelt tribute to a legend










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Land Rover and HSBC back UAE Rugby programme

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UAE Rugby hope to take the game to more Emiratis.

HSBC on Friday renewed their sponsorship of UAE Rugby’s Player Pathway Programme (PPP) for a further 3 years, while Land Rover was also unveiled as the programme’s co-principal partner.

Both HSBC and Land Rover will look to bolster UAE Rugby’s all-Emirati grass-roots rugby development programme.

Launched in 2012, the UAE Rugby’s PPP is overseen by three regional development officers, to over 30 National schools and has so far reached over 6,800 Emirati children across Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and Dubai.

– INTERVIEW: New Zealand legend Sonny Bill Williams
– SEVENS: South Africa welcome Test stars in Dubai
– Lomu: UAE Rugby pays heartfelt tribute to a legend

UAE Rugby now hope to continue growing the programme in the Emirates they are currently operating in, while expanding into Northern Emirates where they see “a significant opportunity for growth”.  
”We are very grateful to HSBC for the support and commitment they have shown for the past three years and, collectively, we have been rewarded through the efforts of the programme by seeing a number of PPP players progress to the next development level – the Shaheen Development Programme,” said Qais Al Dhalai, secretary general of UAE Rugby.

“We are extremely excited that Land Rover have chosen to align with UAE Rugby’s Emirati grass roots programme, as their combined support with HSBC allows us to grow the programme in existing Emirates and take the programme into the Northern Emirates and work toward our 2017 goal of 9,000 Emirati children actively playing rugby at school level, and subsequently increase the number of Emirati players moving through our development levels.”

Supporting the in-school programme, the PPP conducts up to ten annual rugby festivals. The highlight of those festivals is the National Schools tournament, where eight Emirati schools compete on the Saturday of the annual Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby 7’s.

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