Community League Rugby Gets A Well Deserved Addition For 2018/19

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A new entry for the UAE Rugby Community League Competition

Barrelhouse Rugby Club, which was established in 1982, is set to join the UAE Rugby Community League for the 2018/19 UAE Rugby season and beyond. Having spent the last three decades as a predominantly 7s and 10s social rugby team in Dubai, the famed pink jersey will be entering the league with a Men’s team for the first time.

It has been a busy couple of years for the Club, who launched the Barrelhouse Rugby Academy for youth rugby players last year, as well as introducing their own annual 10s tournament to be held every April. The 2018 tournament, the Barrelhouse Rocktape 10’s, is planned for Friday the 6th of April, where both a Men’s and Vet’s day tournament will be played out at Dubai College. The community based competition will be a family friendly day with activities, food and drinks for teams and supporters.

Barrelhouse Gulf Mens Social winners 2017

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“I have been a member of Barrelhouse since it’s inauguration and I couldn’t be prouder of our achievements in the last few years. We’ve launched the Academy, an annual tournament and winning the Gulf Men’s Social tournament at the Dubai Rugby 7s last year was the greatest feather in our bow to date. The size and strength of the club, now with over 400 members, meant that the time was right for us to step into the Community League with a 15s team,” said Andrew Stanley, Chairman of Barrelhouse Rugby Club.

“We’re excited for the future of Barrelhouse Rugby Club and of UAE Rugby, which continues to go from strength to strength”

Matthew Rubin, Director of Rugby, added “We’re excited for the future of Barrelhouse Rugby Club and of UAE Rugby, which continues to go from strength to strength. Joining the Community League was the logical step for us as a Club and we look forward to competing at the next level. We will continue to honour our roots and keep the social side of Rugby at the forefront, not least with our annual tournament in April which promises to be a great day of rugby and fun for all UAE rugby teams.”

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Barrelhouse Rugby Club

The Boys In Pink – Dubai Barrelhouse RFC were established in 1982 by a few expats here in Dubai. Since then they’ve had representatives from all over the world competing in the strikingly pink jersey!

We here at Yalla Rugby are thrilled with this new addition, to what is already a great league, perfect for social rugby in the UAE. We wish them all the very best!!!!