Open to all rugby players from all schools and rugby clubs within the UAE, the dnata Travel Rugby Academy offers rugby skills programmes designed for players aged from U6 to U19.
Each programme has been carefully designed to take the player to the next level in their rugby, ensuring that they develop both confidence and skill at each stage, whilst enjoying an engaging and inclusive learning envrionment. The home of the academy is at the world-class facilities of the Sevens Stadium and whilst an independent entity, is administered by the Dubai Hurricanes.
Our coaching team comes with a wealth of international experience from playing and coaching the game at a professional and olympic standard. They are all World Rugby (WR) qualified and are compliant to KHDA standards. We have both male and female coaches so are capable of coaching both mixed and single gender sessions.
Our Development Programmes
- Elite Programme: this specialist programme is by invitation only. Designed to support players who wish to take their rugby further this programme provides specialist skills training in the players preferred position. From running lines to tackling, ball handling to kicking skills this programme is supported by an extensive off-field curriculum focusing on the player’s mental approach to the game combined with nutritional advice and strength and conditioning relevant to the position the player is aspiring to play. For those who stick at it, the rewards start international representation and selection to the play in the Asia Pacific Dragons U19s at the World Schools Rugby Festival held annually in South Africa, alongside Super Rugby Academy players from Southern Islands, Australia and New Zealand. For more information on the Elite Programme please contact Peter Clapp on +971 56 536 0011.
- Development Programme: designed for all players from the age of 8 years upwards, this rugby skills development programme is run over two 10 week terms (Autumn and Spring) and complemented with Training Camps during the same period in partnership with Sedbergh. The programme aims to enhance the player’s confidence and rugby skills capability, complimenting their development based on their current playing age – particularly for those players transitioning to the tackling game. The player will see rapid development in the running lines, tackling, passing and overall game awareness. Run on Tuesday evenings from 6pm to 7pm the design and pace of programme aims to support the player in both their school and club rugby. To register for the programme please click here or contact Peter Clapp on +971 56 536 0011 for further information.
- Mini Development Programme: designed for players aged from 6 to 8 years this programme focuses on building eye-hand coordination, running, passing and general ball handling skills. Its tried and tested approach enables young players to build self-confidence and become more aware of learning how to enjoy play in a team sport. To register for the programme please click here or contact Peter Clapp on +971 56 536 0011 for further information.
Our Seasonal Rugby Camps
We have established a strong relationship with one of UK’s top rugby schools – Sedbergh. This allows us to run two seasonal camps – Autumn and Spring – in Dubai and host world class coaches, to deliver a unique rugby experience. These coaches have operated at international level either as a coach or player and provide engaging programmes for both coaches and players alike.
The camps are open to all rugby players from schools and local clubs.
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