Netball event added to Rugby Sevens schedule

Netball event added to Rugby Sevens schedule

The annual, three-day sporting extravaganza, is scheduled from December 3-5.



By Kt Report

Published: Wed 17 Jun 2015, 11:14 AM

Last updated: Wed 8 Jul 2015, 3:11 PM

 Netball will feature at Rugby sevens this year. — Supplied photo

Dubai — This year’s Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens promises to be even bigger and better than ever before following Sunday’s announcement that the event will also feature a netball tournament for the very first time.

The annual, three-day sporting extravaganza, which is scheduled from December 3-5, attracts top players vying for honours in the men’s and women’s Sevens World Series, as well as over 3,000 players from 250 teams for the Invitation Tournament.

In a decision that reflects the diversity and growth of the event, joining them at the Sevens in 2015 will be over 16 teams playing for the inaugural netball trophy. “The Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens is not just about the rugby, although — of course — that is the centrepiece of this iconic event,” said Gary Chapman, President Group Services and dnata, Emirates Group.

“This event is significant in that it showcases Dubai and brings the city together like no other on the sporting calendar.

“It is a celebration of sport and plays an important role in attracting visitors from around the region and the world and the addition of the netball tournament will increase the appeal and reach of the event even further.

“The inclusion of the netball tournament is an important step in providing even more opportunities for involvement in this wonderful event.”


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