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Uae Rugby Awarded With Highest Status For A Uae-Based Sporting National Governing Body


Dubai, UAE, October 14th, 2012: UAE Rugby has recently been awarded with Federation status by the UAE General Authority of Youth and Sports Welfare.

Newly recognised UAE Rugby Federation was bestowed with the honour at a recent General Authority of Youth and Sports Welfare Board Meeting.

“We are very honoured to be recognised by the General Authority of Youth and Sports Welfare and awarded with Federation status”  said UAE Rugby Federation’s Chairman Mohammed Falaknaz. “I would like on behalf of UAE Rugby Federation’s Board of Directors, to extend our sincere thanks to our management team, UAE Rugby’s sponsors, our governing Unions - ARFU and the IRB, and all those who supported and assisted with our achieving this critical milestone in the history of UAE Rugby” he added.


About the UAERF: About the UAERF: The UAE Rugby Federation (UAERF) is the governing body responsible for the development and growth of the game in the UAE. In February 2009 the board of the UAE Rugby Association (UAERA) was formed with the support of the UAE Minister of Culture and Youth and Community Development and the Chairman of the Government of Youth and Sports. On January 1st 2011 the UAERA became operational and was awarded with full membership of the Asian Rugby Football Union in June 2011. The organisation has since become an Associate Member of the International Rugby Board and in October 2012 was upgraded by the General Authority of Youth and Sports Welfare to Federation status.


PR Date :  14-Oct-2012 

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