Emirates Airline Rugby Sevens kickstarts Partner Schools Programme

Denzil Pinto 08:14 26/10/2015
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The Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens has launched the Partner Schools Programme with the aim of encouraging students to live a healthy lifestyle.

More than 3,000 pupils from 18 schools, including GEMS Wellington Academy, will be involved in the new initiative.

The programme, through academic and sporting activities, will motivate the children to get involved in different sports and teach them how exercise can have a positive impact on their well-being.

With plenty of teams competing in the prestigious tournament from December 3 to 5, the programme’s activities will also include how rugby is played as well as a guide to the participating nations and players in the tournament.

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Donal Kilalea, tournament commercial and operations manager said: “The Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens Rugby Progamme is not only an opportunity for us to create awareness of the game at the grassroots level, but also help children understand the importance of sports and a healthy lifestyle.

“We would like to thank all participating schools and we look forward to visiting them very soon.”

Tickets for the Rugby Sevens can be purchased online at www.dubairugby7s.com or at selected Costa, MMI, Go Sport and dnata outlets as well as Bidi Bondi, The Sevens Stadium and Park n Shop.

Prices range from Dh300 to Dh600, while children U-12 will be admitted for free if accompanied by an adult.

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