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  • 6 Sep 2018 9:15 AM | David Jacobs (Administrator)

  • 6 Sep 2018 9:12 AM | David Jacobs (Administrator)

  • 2 Sep 2018 10:30 PM | Anonymous

    It is with great sadness that we have learned of the passing of our wonderful PR and Media Coordinator Dr. Heather Long Vandevoorde on Thursday, 30th of August in the arms of her loving husband Gilles surrounded by her two daughters Jania and Lolita. Heather has been a phenomenal support to our club and worked hard in the background to give us greater media and social media exposure. Both girls are playing with our U15G, where Gilles is also coaching. Our thoughts are with Gilles, Jania and Lolita at this time.

  • 2 Sep 2018 11:20 AM | Anonymous

    Dear members,

    We are delighted to open our membership for this current season 2018/19 for our Junior and Senior teams. Training for the juniors starts on Thursday 13 th September. You will see that we have a new membership system where you can now pay directly online and which will make communication between age groups and teams easier. The committee would like to thank the efforts of David Jacobs, parent to Reuben (U12’s) and Jasper (U9’s), for working with Cara, our membership secretary, on this project.

    The committee have worked hard to keep our membership fees as low as possible this season whilst being able to cover costs necessary to run such a high quality and volunteer-led rugby club. Unfortunately due to the implementation of VAT, reduced sponsorship and costs of the various leagues (both Junior & Senior) managed by an outside provider (UAE Expat Rugby) you will notice a slight increase on last season.

    We did look at alternative venues to try and keep membership fees down however the standard of the facilities, infrastructure, safety and quality of the venues were nowhere near those available at Zayed Sports City. It would also have meant splitting up age groups with several training days along with our seniors and juniors at different venues. We did a review with a number of existing members who voted unanimously to pay an

    increased fee to remain at ZSC and keep our ONE CLUB ethos.

    We thank you for your support and understanding and wish everyone a successful season.


    Abu Dhabi Harlequins Committee

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  • 8 Jun 2018 4:47 PM | Anonymous


    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

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