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Newsletter of the DHRFC M&Y

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  • Dubai Hurricanes RFC - Mini & Youth

    HurricanesDUBAIIII

    Rugby Football Club

    M & Y N e w s M a r c h 2 0 1 3

    w w w . d u b a i h u r r i c a n e s . c o m

    U8s doing it The Canes Way in Sharjah last weekend:Cup & Plate Champions - AGAIN!!

    IN THIS ISSUE:

    Can you believe there are only 6 more Fridays until the

    end of the season?!Read on to see whats in store until the end... and beyond!

    SHARJAH ~Team reports and results ......... p.2 & 3

    MEET THE TEAM ~U12 girls inaugural season ............ p.4

    TO DRINK, OR NOT TO DRINK ~ Water is the question ..................... p.5

    VOLUNTEERS CORNER ~Your club needs YOU! .................... p.6

    TRIVIA ~ Test your rugby knowledge ........... p.7

    COMING UP ~League finals, HSBC Doha, End of Season .................................. p.8

    DUBAI RUGBY ACADEMY ~Whats it all about?.......................... p.9

    THE FUTURE OF DHRFC ~ Have your say ................................ p.10

    COMPETITIONS~Win amazing Atlantis prizes ......... p.11

    INDOORWALKING -Fantastic free offer, only for DHRFC parents ................. p.12

    LIONS TOUR ~Tour tickets here ........................... p.13

    WIN BIG

    HERE!!This week & every month! See p.11 for

    details

    FANTASTIC ATLANTIS PRIZES UP FOR GRABS!

    BE IN IT TO WIN IT!!!

    IT COULD BE YOU!

  • Under 8sAnother great tournament for the DH U8s. The boys played some great rugby and showed off their amazing tagging skills.

    Team 1: CUP CHAMPIONS following a very successful day in which they won all of their games. After a nail- biting final against ADH1 which included two periods of extra time, Aidan Ford and LJ Ekendahl worked together to score the winning try in a 4:3 victory!Team 2: won 2 out of 3 matches, and were unlucky to lose in the other game. A good team performance to build on, showing superb passion to compete.

    Team 3: PLATE CHAMPIONS!!! The boys showed great teamwork through their playoffs and came up against Knights 3 in a very close final game, but kept their composure to win 5:4. Well played!

    A big thank you to the coaches, our parents and of course the players who helped make it a fantastic day for the U8s.

    S H A R J A H 2 0 1 3

    U8 MoM awa

    rds:

    Team 1 Edw

    ard Copson

    Team 2 Tho

    mas Long

    Team 3 Eth

    an Aston

    Well done bo

    ys!

  • U12 Four U12 teams entered the tournament. All played hard and enjoyed a great day

    of rugby, in spite of the sore bodies!Thanks to all the parents, siblings, coaches and players for an excellent turnout and

    for all the support shown.DH1 ended the day as CUP WINNERS!!!

    U12 Fair Player o

    f the tournament:

    Chris Assimacop

    oulos.

    Well played Chri

    s!

    M o r e a c t i o n f r o m S h a r j a h . . .

    DUBAI

    Rugby Football ClubRugby Football Club

    Under 10s

    U10 Development SquadDevelopment players made up half the team for the visiting Tisa Titans from Azerbaijan and had a storming time. They ran about all over the field, played for the Knights as well, and generally exhibited all of the great rugby values of sportsmanship, team-bonding and participation - the o ppo s it i o n teams we re ve r y grateful for our help, and we can all be very proud of all of our players who helped out. On-site medics and trained club personnel did an excellent job with the unfortunate injuries sustained during the day. Thanks!

    DH1 & DH2Thanks so much for coming down and playing a tremendous morning of rugby at Sharjah. Despite some refereeing o ddit ies, every player left it all out on the pitch, there were some spectacular games and heads should be held high by all.

    DH1 went out 2-1 in the cup final to an Exiles 1 side that had beaten them well earlier, so it was a great progression in effort through the day.

    DH2 lost 1- 0 in a very closely fought game against the French, who remain a very similar team in terms of skill. It was a close game, and we should do well against them over a longer timeframe next week in the league finals.

  • The Unbeatables

    Back Louka Blommaert, Etain OShea, Louisa Chibane, Holly Harding, Molly Fagan, Shauna ONeill Front Serena Lambert, Lilly Ladd, Holly Rhys-Maitland, Freya Dando, Mirna Dickinson

    While everyone else was off playing in Sharjah, the Girls Under 12s visited the Arabian Knights to play in their own tournament against 2 Abu Dhabi Quins teams and 2 Knights teams.

    It was a fantastic day and the girls showed good progress from the first to the last game.

    In the end, the girls won 4 matches in a row and finished the day with a try score of 27 for and only 11 tries against.

    Our girls used a rush defence and frequently pushed the opposition backwards on their own ball to force the turnover. Meanwhile, in attack we were just too fast and other teams could not cope with our off-loads which saw us score some fantastic tries.

    These are the last matches of the year for the girls and they can be enormously proud to say that they finished their first season unbeaten in all competitions and friendlies.

    Bring on the competition in September our girls are ready.

    Meet the U12 Girls, now known as...

  • ITS A DESERT OUT THERE.. .DRINK, DRINK, AND DRINK SOME MORE!

    Its that time of year again the mercury is rising, pullovers are packed away, aircon compressors whir continuously, and water bottles become our constant companions.

    HOW TO SPOT DEHYDRATION IN CHILDREN:Sunken eyes Decreased frequency of urination No tears when the child cries, Dry or sticky mucous membranes Lethargy Irritability (more crying, fussiness & inconsolability)

    DID YOU KNOW...Thirst is the least reliable of the bodys sensory signals by the time you feel thirsty you are already becoming dehydrated.

    DONT TAKE CHANCES WITH YOUR HEALTH...

    ARE ISOTONIC DRINKS NECESSARY?

    Sports drinks do not hydrate any better than water. However, they wont do you any harm if you prefer the taste and can drink more of these than plain water, then go ahead and DRINK!

    ALWAYS drink plenty of water BEFORE leaving home to play rugby

    ALWAYS ensure you take plenty of water with you and have another decent glug 15 mins before starting play

    ALWAYS stop for another drink every 1015 mins during the session.

    DID YOU KNOW...The key to remaining hydrated during a match/training session, is starting out hydrated! DID YOU KNOW...

    A 10% reduction in you bodys hydration results in a 25% loss of performance.

    THE FIRST CHOICE FLUID FOR HYDRATION SHOULD ALWAYS BE

    WATER

    NEVER LEAVE HOME WITHOUT SUFFICIENT WATER (AND PLENTY TO SPARE)

    DID YOU KNOW...The sugar in fruit juices reduce the rate of water absorption. Whilst they may be healthy, fruit juices are not the best for keeping hydrated.

    Even mild dehydration can lead to the following:Fatigue, muscle weakness, poor concentration, headaches, dizziness or lightheadedness, decreased metabolism.

  • Musclebound help needed to pitch and strike the Atlantis

    shade cover every Friday

    morning. Contact Simon:

    M&Y Chairman

    Do you have what it takes to steer the DHRFC M&Y ship?The Hurricanes Management are still looking for the right person to take on this important position.

    We know we have dozens, perhaps hundreds, of talented parents with a myriad of relevant skills. Dont be shy make contact today.

    minihurricanes@gmail.com

    VOLUNTEERS CORNER

    Y O U R c l u bn e e d s

    y o u !

    We need your help! FIRST AID

    CO-ORDINATOR STILL URGENTLY

    REQUIRED

    Contact Kim or Cecileif you can spare a little time to help with this essential

    role.

    dubaihurricanes@gmail.com

    End of SeasonCan you spare a little time

    to help the social committee with arrangements for the

    M&Y end-of-season celebrations?Contact Kim

    Want to get involved but not sure how you can help?

    The club has expanded hugely in a very short time but is still run by volunteers. There are always jobs to do, and even a little help can go a long way in sharing the load.

    So please contact Kim today:minihurricanes@gmail.com

    No Experience Necessary!

    We need someone to look

    after club merchandising (T-shirts, caps, keyrings, etc)

    If youd like to give it a go,

    please contact Kim at the usual email address, or catch her in the office most

    Friday mornings.

  • Q1. Who won the 1973 Five Nations Championship

    ?

    Q2. Which IRB member nation has the shortest

    name?

    RUGBY TRIVIAANSWERS:

    1.No-one! It was a 5-way tie, with all nations winning at

    home and losing away. (Had there been a tie-break

    on points difference, Wales would have been the

    victors).

    2.Fiji

    3.Rory Underwood (Calcutta Cup, 8th Jan 1992)

    4.Campo

    5.Following a match between players representing

    England and those representing Scotland, Ireland &

    Wales in 1872, the Calcutta Rugby Club was

    disbanded. Club funds were withdrawn from the bank

    in rupees, which were melted down to make a trophy.

    This was presented to the RFU in 1878; England &

    Scotland have competed annually for it ever since.

    6.Stellenbosch

    7.Bill Cavubati tighthead prop for Fiji weighed in at

    165kg (26st) when he played against NZ in 2005. (He

    now works as a nightclub bouncer...!)

    8.a. 1988

    b.New Zealand, USA, USSR, Netherlands

    9.1888 As the British Isles team they played a total

    of 35 rugby matches, plus 19 Aussie Rules Footb