Mini/Junior Rugby In The UAE

Grass roots youth rugby from 5-19yrs of age

With every new season, the number of rugby clubs introducing mini & junior rugby grows, showing an increase in the interest from a grass roots level. Starting from the age of 5 – 19, young children, both girls and boys, can learn the basics of playing rugby union around the United Arab Emirates.

Mini and junior rugby players are usually introduced to the sport by playing touch (tag) rugby, which is a non-contact version of the sport. Many schools across the Gulf also include rugby as part of their sports curriculum. Gradually as the children become used to the rules of touch rugby, they’re introduced to the physical side – mastering the tackling game!

Usually from the age of 10+ the youth players will play full contact rugby up to the age of 17 or 18, when they will be looking to make their way into the men’s senior rugby teams.

To play at any senior level, players must be a minimum age of 18 years of age.

Below are the UAE rugby clubs offering mini and junior rugby:

Al Ain Amblers RFC

Amblers RFC

Click here to visit the Al Ain Amblers rugby club

Dubai Jebel Ali Dragons Rugby Club UAE

Dragons RFC

Click here to visit the Jebel Ali Dragons rugby club

Dubai Exiles Rugby Club UAE

Exiles RFC

Click here to visit the Dubai Exiles rugby club

Abu Dhabi Harlequins Rugby Club

Harlequins RFC

Click here to visit the Abu Dhabi Harlequins rugby club

Dubai Hurricanes Rugby Club UAE

Hurricanes RFC

Click here to visit the Dubai Hurricanes rugby club

Dubai Arabian Knights UAE

Knights RFC

Click here to visit the Dubai Arabian Knights rugby club

RAK Rugby Club UAE

Rak Rugby

Click here to visit the Ras Al Khaimah rugby club

Saracens RFC

Saracens RFC

Click here to visit the Abu Dhabi Saracens rugby club

Dubai Sharks Rugby Club UAE

Sharks/Warriors RFC

Click here to visit the Dubai Sharks rugby club

Dubai Tigers Rugby Club UAE

Tigers RFC

Click here to visit the Dubai Tigers rugby club