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  • 16 Aug 2018 1:20 PM | Admin (Administrator)


  • 8 Jun 2018 4:47 PM | Admin (Administrator)


    2018/19 HEAD COACH ANNOUNCED

    Continuing The Winning Tradition

    Abu Dhabi, UAE, June 8, 2018– The Abu Dhabi-based Harlequins Rugby Club are pleased to announce that following his successful seasons with the club Michael McFarlane will continue as Head Coach for the upcoming 2018/19 season.


    The message from Club Chairman, Andy Cole:

    “I am delighted to announce that Mike McFarlane will continue as head coach of Abu Dhabi Harlequins for the coming season. Mike’s work ethic, organizational & leadership skills are at the highest level. Mike & his family go above & beyond the role of head coach and we are very lucky to have them as part of the club.”

    Under Mike’s leadership Quins have been one of the most successful clubs in the Region, winning every major title in his time with the club.

    When asked about his decision to commit to another year with Quins Mike said:

    “With the foundations embedded, the professional setup and the close knit culture I have seen grow and develop over my tenure at Quins, I am pleased to be continuing as Head Coach for this coming season. As ever, I will demand the highest expectations of the players but in return know that it will be a fulfilling rugby experience being part of the club both for them as players and their families. I am excited to begin preseason, on the 24th June, which will see the players undertake a comprehensive, professional and individually catered for program in world class sporting environments such as Vogue and Haddins, that will ensure they are in the best place to express themselves on the pitch come September. I know the committee and the club are working tirelessly to ensure we are ready for another great season from logistics to acquiring sponsors.”

    Established in 1970, the Abu Dhabi Harlequins Rugby Club is comprised of more than 1000 members that make up more than 50 teams from Under 4’s up to the Veterans. The Club includes Senior Men, Ladies, Vets, Juniors (Boys, Girls & Mixed), Touch and the inspiring Try Rugby Programme for children with special needs.

    If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Heather Vandevoorde, Ph.D. at +971 50 318 6488 or email heather@vdvoorde.com


  • 15 May 2018 4:43 PM | Admin (Administrator)


    Honouring A Fellow Rugby Player – A Charity Rugby Match Between Capital City Rivals


    Local rugby club giants of Abu Dhabi, Saracens and Harlequins, have put rivalry aside to honour the memory of RAK Rugby club player Nick Young who tragically died earlier this month in a 10s tournament in Sharjah.

    Young, passed away in hospital on Sunday, April 29, two days after being hurt while playing for RAK’s vets side at the famous tournament hosted by Sharjah Wanderers. Simon Williams, RAK Chairman announced the news of Nick’s passing on their website and social media on the Sunday evening.

    Read more on the Yalla website here:

    https://www.yallarugby.com/local-rivals-come-together-to-honour-fellow-rugby-player-nick-young/


  • 3 May 2018 4:41 PM | Admin (Administrator)


    Harlequins top the charts on Yalla

    Yalla Rugby have compiled all of this years Premiership Rugby match stats to show premiership team performances throughout the 2017/18 season and Abu Dhabi Harlequins have come out on top – read more here on their website:

    https://www.yallarugby.com/premiership-clubs-by-numbers-2018


  • 28 Apr 2018 4:36 PM | Admin (Administrator)


    Well done to Quins representing UAE

    A good win for the UAE boys last night, 28-15, with all the players putting in a good shift. Well done for representing the Quins!!
    #Quins


  • 7 Apr 2018 4:19 PM | Admin (Administrator)


    FINAL TIME TEAM 1 TEAM 2
    UAE Community League Final 15:00 Jebel Ali Dragons 3 Abu Dhabi Quins 3
    UAE Conference Leagues Bottom 4 Final 15:00 Jebel Ali Dragons 2 Al Ain Amblers 1
    UAE Conference Leagues Top 5 Final 18:30 Heartbeat Tigers 2nd Place
    UAE Premiership Final 18:30 Dubai Exiles 1 Abu Dhabi Quins 1

    DATES FOR THE DIARY

    • Captains dinner – 19th April
    • Last Junior Training 19th April
    • Junior Awards Ceremony – Novotel – 20th April
    • Quins May Ball – 11th May – Marriott al Forsan (see attached)
    • Quins AGM – 14th May – The Club, Mina Port
  • 20 Mar 2017 1:14 PM | Admin (Administrator)


    Over the weekend of 17 & 18 March, we were delighted to host 251 teams in the largest junior weekend rugby tournament in the world.  Teams from 17 clubs from across the Gulf competed in 15 age groups from under 6 up to under 19, including some separate girls only competitions.

    The weekend saw some fantastic rugby, all of which was played in the right spirit.  We were delighted to see the high standards across all of the age groups, as well as being part of the enormous enjoyment experienced by so many children.

    Over the course of the weekend, we awarded over 70 trophies, the winners of which are shown below.

    Over the weekend of 17 & 18 March, we were delighted to host 251 teams in the largest junior weekend rugby tournament in the world.  Teams from 17 clubs from across the Gulf competed in 15 age groups from under 6 up to under 19, including some separate girls only competitions.

    The weekend saw some fantastic rugby, all of which was played in the right spirit.  We were delighted to see the high standards across all of the age groups, as well as being part of the enormous enjoyment experienced by so many children.

    Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Harlequins Junior Rugby Tournament Role of Honor

    Under 19 (Boys)
    Cup: Abu Dhabi Harlequins  beat  Bahrain 
    Spirit of Rugby Award: Robbie Law (Abu Dhabi Harlequins)


    Under 19 (Girls)
    Cup: Dubai Exiles  beat  Al Ain Ramblers 
    Plate: Arabian Knights  beat  Sharjah Wanderers 
    Spirit of Rugby Award: Nicky (Sharjah Wanderers)


    Under 16 (Boys)
    Cup: Dubai Exiles  beat  Dubai Hurricanes 
    Plate: Bahrain  beat  Muscat Pirates 
    Bowl: Doha     
    Spirit of Rugby Award: Nichlas Subsol (Bahrain)


    Under 15 (Boys)
    Cup: Dubai Hurricanes  beat  Abu Dhabi Harlequins 
    Spirit of Rugby Award: Essam Ghosheh


    Under 15 (Girls Touch)
    Cup: Al Ain Amblers  beat  Abu Dhabi Harlequins 
    Plate: Abu Dhabi French  beat  Abu Dhabi Harlequins 
    Trophy: Arabian Knights  beat  Dubai Hurricanes 
    Spirit of Rugby Award: jointly for Kianna (Al Ain Amblers) and Mia (Arabian Knights)


    Under 14
    Cup: Dubai Hurricanes  beat  Bahrain 
    Plate: Abu Dhabi French  beat  Dubai Hurricanes 
    Spirit of Rugby Award: Aaron (Arabian Knights)


    Under 13
    Cup: Doha  beat  Dubai Hurricanes 
    Plate: Bahrain  beat  Muscat Pirates 
    Trophy: Abu Dhabi Harlequins  beat  Doha 
    Spirit of Rugby Award: Felix Theml (Abu Dhabi Harlequins)


    Under 12
    Cup: Dubai Hurricanes 1  tied  Dubai Hurricanes 2 
    Plate: Heartbeat Sports Tigers  beat  Abu Dhabi Harlequins 
    Trophy: Doha  beat  Al Ain Amblers 
    Bowl: Arabian Knights  beat  Muscat Pirates 
    Spirit of Rugby Award: Leo (Bahrain)


    Under 12 (Girls)
    Cup: Arabian Knights  beat  Abu Dhabi Harlequins 
    Plate: Arabian Knights  beat  Doha 
    Trophy: Abu Dhabi Harlequins  beat  Dubai Hurricanes 
    Spirit of Rugby Award: Olivia (Dubai Warriors)


    Under 11
    Cup: Heartbeat Sports Tigers  beat  Dubai Hurricanes 
    Plate: Dubai Exiles  beat  Doha 
    Trophy: Dubai Hurricanes  beat  Abu Dhabi Harlequins 
    Bowl: Abu Dhabi Harlequins  beat  Muscat Pirates 
    Spirit of Rugby Award: Niyef Siawala (Abu Dhabi Harlequins)


    Under 10
    Cup: Arabian Knights  tied  Abu Dhabi Harlequins 
    Plate: Abu Dhabi Harlequins  beat  Dubai Warriors 
    Trophy: Arabian Knights  beat  Heartbeat Sports Tigers 
    Bowl: Abu Dhabi French  beat  Doha Blue Falcons 
    Shield: Muscat Pirates  beat  Abu Dhabi Harlequins 
    Spirit of Rugby Award: Connor O’Sullivan (Arabian Knights)


    Under 9
    Cup: Dubai Hurricanes  beat  Heartbeat Sports Tigers 
    Plate: Doha  beat  Dubai Hurricanes 
    Trophy: Bahrain  beat  Arabian Knights 
    Bowl: Dubai Warriors  beat  Dubai Exiles 
    Shield: Dubai Warriors  beat  Dubai Hurricanes 
    Spirit of Rugby Award: Aidan (Doha)


    Under 8
    Cup: Dubai Hurricanes  beat  Abu Dhabi Harlequins 
    Plate: Abu Dhabi Harlequins  beat  Doha 
    Bowl: Abu Dhabi Harlequins  beat  Dubai Hurricanes 
    Shield: Dubai Hurricanes  beat  Heartbeat Sports Tigers 
    Spirit of Rugby Award: Feli (Abu Dhabi Harlequins)


    Under 7
    Cup: Dubai Hurricanes  beat  Heartbeat Sports Tigers 
    Plate: Dubai Warriors  beat  Abu Dhabi Harlequins 
    Bowl: Dubai Exiles  beat  Arabian Knights 
    Shield: Muscat Pirates  beat  Heartbeat Sports Tigers 
    Spirit of Rugby Award: Juan Cruz (Dubai Hurricanes)


    Under 6
    Achievement Awards:
    • Abu Dhabi French
    • Dubai Hurricanes
    • Dubai Exiles
    • Dubai Warriors
    • Arabian Knights
    • Heartbeat Sports Tigers
    • Abu Dhabi Harlequins
    • Al Ain Amblers
    Spirit of Rugby Award: Abu Dhabi Harlequins
  • 15 May 2016 1:02 PM | Admin (Administrator)



    Abu Dhabi Harlequins players raise Dh21,000 for charity in memory of their former teammate Marco Speranza.


    Two UAE-based rugby charities have benefitted from a Dh21,000 donation from a rugby team set up in memory of a former team-mate. Speranza 22, featuring players who have previously played for Abu Dhabi Harlequins, have featured at the Dubai Rugby Sevens for the last three years.

    Full article: http://sport360.com/article/rugby/uae-rugby/178022/abu-dhabi-harlequins-players-raise-dh21000-for-charity-through-speranza-22/

  • 15 May 2016 12:57 PM | Admin (Administrator)


    Quins’ mini and youth section awarded as juniors are inspired by seniors.

    Around 800 rugby-mad youngsters plus their families swarmed on the UAE capital last week to celebrate Abu Dhabi Harlequins’ mini and youth section’s awards day.


    The size of the club’s thriving youth section was perhaps emphasised by the fact the event was held over a mammoth seven hours, with age groups from Under-7 to U-19 all being rewarded for their efforts throughout the season.

    Full articule: http://sport360.com/article/rugby/uae-rugby/176429/800-turn-out-to-demonstrate-strength-of-abu-dhabi-harlequins-youth-rugby/

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