Season: 2020-21

David Worrall

David arrived in the UAE during 1996 and played rugby initially in Abu Dhabi and later for Dubai Exiles;  David represented the Arabian Gulf and UAE in international rugby fixtures including matches in the rugby World Cup in 1999 and during that year joined in with a group of rugby-playing friends to establish the Dubai Hurricanes; David has served as Secretary of the Board since 2015.

Professionally he works in the international oil industry as a petroleum engineer, technical manager and as CEO and Director of a public oil company on the Canadian and Norwegian stock exchanges. He has supported various local and international companies and new businesses as an entrepreneur and Director.

David is an active sailor and member of Dubai Offshore Sailing Club for 25-years, competing in local, national and international regattas. He has held committee positions, including Rear Commodore, and since 2013 held the position of Race Director of the annual Dubai to Muscat Offshore Sailing Race.

Dr Alan Kourie

Dr Alan Kourie is Dubai Hurricanes Chief Medical Office and (with Sean Heckford) sits on the UAE RF Medical Committe (MEDCOM).

Professionaly Alan is Head of the Sports Medicine Department at Mediclinic Parkview Hospital, overseeing a multi-disciplinary sports medicine team. He has been involved with elite standard sports at national and international level and has most recently completed eight years with the South African Rugby Union and as Team Physician and Head of Medical for the Natal Sharks Rugby Union team who compete in the Super Rugby tournament, often described as the world’s toughest club rugby competition.

He comes with a wealth of experience in all sports and sports injuries, including advanced level concussion management. His department also drives the ‘Exercise as Medicine’ approach to lifestyle management for chronic diseases such as diabetes and high blood pressure as well as weight reduction and general wellbeing.

At Mediclinic Dr Alan utilises his experience with elite level sport to provide accurate diagnoses and management plans for athletes of all ages, whether professional, recreational or anyone wishing to take part in exercise safely, with regard to injuries, illnesses and overtraining symptoms as well as injury prevention strategies. He has built a world class, comprehensive Sports and Exercise Medicine team that provides an ethical and trusted service to all.

Peter Clapp

Peter joined Dubai Hurricanes as a coach in the ‘Minis’ during 2012 before taking on the role of Mini & Youth Chairman (and Tournament Director of HSBC Rugby Festival) from 2015 – later acting as Vice Chairman (from 2017) and Club Chairman from the beginning of the 2020-21 season.  Peter remains an active coach, squad manager and Touch player, former Chairman of the UAE Rugby Mini & Youth Committee, and member of the UAE Rugby Club Consortium working group.

Professionally he is Vice President (Operations Director) of Parsons Corporation in the Middle East & Africa; He was previously the head of Project Excellence and Controls, sat on Parsons’ cross Business-Unit ‘Leadership Council’ and acted as a major Programme Director. Pete begun his career with BAE Systems in the UK and has been with Parsons MEA since 2011.

Jaffar Dawood

Jaffar Dawood Jaffar is a keen sportsman and enjoys rugby. He recently joined the Board of the Dubai Hurricanes and is keen to see the club continue its growth and success, ensuring that it remains true to its vision, mission and values.

In his professional career Jaffar leads dnata’s Airline Services portfolio in Dubai. This includes all below the wing activities for Emirates Airline and all turnaround activities for our other customer airlines at Dubai International Airport (Terminal 1 and 2). Jaffar started his career with the Emirates Group in 1992 and is a true Ground Handling expert. His previous positions include VP Customer Services, VP Business Support and DVP Airside Operations. Jaffar holds his current role since 2017.