“The oldest and most established Mini & Youth rugby section in the Middle East”. This is the entry level to what will hopefully become a long and fruitful career in Rugby both inside and outside of Dubai Exiles RFC. The emphasis throughout is for the boys and girls to enjoy their rugby while at the same time learning the basic skills and gaining an aptitude for the game.
Our track record in developing young rugby players is unsurpassed in the UAE; we have seen several Exiles M&Y alumni go on to gain representative honours including in England, Wales, Scotland and the UAE itself (8 players gained national recognition at UAE U19 level in 2017/18, more than any other UAE Club). A number of our alumni have gone on to gain professional rugby contracts around the world including recently with Wasps and Northampton Saints in England. Our U19 Girls have been regular winners in their competition within the Dubai 7s too, something we are very proud of, and our Girls rugby teams at U12,U15, and U19 levels are a thriving and growing force in girls rugby in the UAE.
Through a dedicated network of volunteer coaches, aided and assisted by our highly experiended Club Director of Rugby Jacques Benade and a number of senior players with coaching and teaching qualifications, we aim to provide the highest standard of facilities and coaching for all our members. We provide a superb rugby environment for all ages of younger players from 4 years through to Under 19. Regular training is held in Dubai at the 7’s Rugby Grounds (see map below) during the Rugby season (September to April). Matches are played locally in domestic leagues and internationally through participation in festivals and tours. In recent years some of our M&Y teams have toured England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, South Africa and Australia, and scored some noteworthy victories along the way as well as creating some wonderful and life long memories!
Whether you are an existing member or just visiting this site there is a wealth of information to help you enjoy your time at Dubai Exiles RFC. Please take the time to view the links and gain a better understanding of the policies and codes of conduct that we apply in our M&Y section: Club Policies and Codes of Conduct