DUBAI 1 August 2017: Ahead of the 2017/18 rugby season, Dubai Sports City has launched a new team, the Dubai Sports City Eagles, DSC Eagles, a community-led rugby team which aims to bring people together through sport.
The DSC Eagles will have youth, junior and senior divisions and will be open to both boys and girls, men and women of all ages and abilities. The teams will play in the UAE Rugby Federation Leagues, from minis through to premiership level.
The team, which will be based at Dubai Sports City’s Sports Park, will be overseen by UAE international, Sean Carey, while Pat Benson, a former Ireland u19 international, GB 7s and Worcester Warriors player, will be working with the team in an advisory capacity to ensure a smooth transition. Josh Ives, a UAE international player, will lead DSC Eagles’ rugby development.
Dubai Sports City President, Khalid Al Zarooni said of the DSC Eagles’ launch, “I am delighted that we are launching the DSC Eagles ahead of the new rugby season. Our aim for the DSC Eagles is to be the largest and most community-driven rugby club in the region, which echoes the community ethos of Dubai Sports City.”
By Rajive Singh