Womens Rugby Union in Al Ain And The Rest Of The UAE Soaring In Popularity
Inspired by their favourite international players, ladies rugby is soaring in popularity in the UAE
One team leading the charge are Al Ain Amblers Ladies, who stormed to a B League title in early March following an emphatic win over Dubai Eagles Ladies and now enter the new season with a brand new sponsorship deal from Audi UAE.
“We had a great last season with some fantastic results,” says their coach, Martha Dyer, “We have a great set of girls who can’t wait to make our mark on the new season and proud that Audi are supporting them.”
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Women’s rugby is one of Al Ain Rugby Club’s fastest-growing sports, with over 30 women starting the season this year, twice as many as in 2016 and a thriving girls’ mini/youth rugby section.
Vice Chair for the Amblers and seasoned player – Emma Tapuai said: “One of rugby’s attractions is that it’s something new that enables women to break a traditionally patriarchal stereotype, as well as benefiting physically, mentally and socially at the same time.”
The Amblers ladies wishes the best of luck to all the women’s rugby teams participating in the Women’s Gulf Leagues this season and looks forward to another year of promoting women’s rugby in the UAE.
Article By: Hannah Hall