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UAE Rugby and VEDC enter into landmark strategic partnership

United Arab Emirates: Monday, May 14 - 2012 @ 16:38

Through this partnership, both parties will share the responsibility of educating and training Emirati Nationals, studying at the Centre, in the game of Rugby, and also in providing career opportunities to assist these students to become productive members of the community.

VEDC will also be home of the first UAE Rugby Regional Development Centre. This facility will provide Emiratis enrolled in the various vocational programmes access to high quality coaching and competitive programmes. VEDC is a secondary boarding institute for Emiratis, which specialises in providing tailored vocational learning pathways that lead to a guaranteed offer of employment.

UAE Rugby, recently nominated by the General Authority of Youth and Sports Welfare as one of four strategic Governing Body leaders and a member of the UAE Olympic Committee, will work closely with the Centre’s Physical Education department to develop the existing rugby programme into a vehicle to fast track young players.

“This partnership is integral to the development of Emiratis into the game of Rugby and will also create sustainable futures for young Emirati men in sport and their careers” said UAE Rugby’s Chairman Mohammed Falaknaz.

“We are very proud and pleased to be working together with VEDC and ADVETI”.

“VEDC and ADVETI see this partnership as an important long term strategy in our aim to provide our students with the right pathways of personal and career growth” added James Roberts, Principal of VEDC. “As future integral members of the Emirati community the values that can be learnt through Rugby will benefit our education programmes and our students considerably”.

As further commitment to the programme UAE Rugby recently appointed a Rugby Development Manager for Abu Dhabi. “We are pleased to welcome Tom Hatfield to the UAE Rugby team” said Falaknaz. “His appointment signifies our commitment to the development of the game in every Emirate”.

“We will be making a similar appointment soon for Al Ain, both these appointments are integral for ongoing support and the overall success of this programme,” he added.

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