UAE National Head Coach Apollo Perelini
Seven young ladies of Dubai Exiles Rugby Club received the nod from UAE National Head Coach, Apollo Perelini, to be involved in the training squad for the Asia Rugby Under 18 Girls’ Sevens Championship in Uzbekistan this September.
Tara Aksoy, Lara Botha, Nicole Brits, Charlotte McNaughton, Jodie Qursha, Femke Soens, and Megan Theocharis will all now be involved in the preparations for Uzbekistan.
Charlotte McNaughton settles herself for a conversion
More than 50 girls from various rugby clubs across the UAE came together at The Sevens over two evenings to show their skills in a series of ‘mixed’ seven-a-side matches. The young ladies of Dubai Exiles RFC now make up one third of that UAE National training squad of 21.
“Over the past two weeks we were fortunate to witness some of the best U18 rugby performances seen in the UAE”
Tara Aksoy wants the ball again the Knights-Eagles ladies
Congratulations to the other young ladies who impressed the UAE national coaching staff and made the squad. Billie Bonjean (Hurricanes); Louka Blommaert (Hurricanes); Delfina Diaz Alberdi (Hurricanes); Carmella Morral (Knights-Eagles); Hannah Lear (Knights-Eagles); Arushi Holt (Tigers); Catrin Taylor (Tigers); Tateum Mueller (Tigers), Annabelle Garner (Tigers); Eve Robinson (Warriors), Olivia Stone (Warriors), Poppy Dance (Warriors); Fatma Khalil Allengawi (Al Maha); and Khawla Walid Alrum (Al Maha).
Jodie Qursha scores against the Dubai Hurricanes
Well done to everyone who was invited to take part in the trials over both evenings, you all did a magnificent job and gave a fantastic effort!