After six months of coaching, drills, and preparation, the EK Firebirds, an all-women’s rugby membership comprised of Emirates Cabin Crew coming from 14 completely different nationalities, is able to compete on the 2018 version of the Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens invitational ladies’s event. Earlier right now, the EK Firebirds squad met with the USA Ladies’s Eagles, the nationwide sevens rugby staff, for a mini-training camp forward of the event, the place they ran by means of follow scrums, together with kicking and tackling strategies and workout routines.
The EK Firebirds staff members come from rugby loving nations together with the UK, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, in addition to different various nations like Romania, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Namibia, the Philippines and Nigeria – reflecting the multi-cultural Cabin Crew staff on the airline and the worldwide make up of Dubai. The staff members have discovered time to follow and prepare throughout their busy journey rosters, and organise themselves to make sure that as a lot of them prepare collectively as potential, utilizing the Sevens stadium, Zaabeel Park and different venues in Dubai as their coaching grounds.
The membership began in 2012 with 4 Emirates Cabin Crew members taking a eager curiosity in enjoying rugby. Since then the staff has grown to over 15 members, and it continues to actively recruit inside the Emirates Cabin Crew neighborhood. The EK Firebirds developed from contact rugby to a totally working towards contact rugby 7’s membership, and the membership has participated in a number of tournaments. That is the primary time that most of the EK Firebirds gamers will taking to the pitch for a rugby 7’s match on the Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens. The invitational event is held together with the World Rugby Males’s and Ladies’s Sevens World Sequence tournaments.
Final yr the membership grew to become a member of the UAE Rugby Federation and since then they’ve performed on the Ladies’s Gulf Rugby Event. In the course of the event, the staff’s first squad certified to the finals on the Ladies’s Gulf Rugby Cup and the second staff made it to the quarter finals. The younger ladies proceed to give attention to bettering their abilities, information of the sport and conditioning their capabilities even additional, and most significantly supporting one another as they pursue their ardour for the sport of rugby. In reality, Emirates’ various 23,000 robust Cabin Crew neighborhood consists of lots of of vocational backgrounds and skills spanning music, sports activities, drugs, legislation, engineering, instructing, amongst others.
The 2018 Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens kicks off tomorrow at The Sevens Stadium. Now in its 49th yr, it’s set to be the most important occasion on report with over 930 rugby and netball matches throughout three days and enhanced leisure for everybody. In the course of the Dubai Sevens, Emirates shall be bringing the Rugby World Cup and shall be displaying it at its hospitality for friends and followers.
Together with activating its world-class hospitality and branding throughout the event, Emirates Cabin Crew shall be handing out the airline’s signature kids’s merchandise and taking souvenir images of youthful followers with Emirates ‘Fly with Me’ mascots