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TOURNAMENT Details

The Invitation Tournament comprises both Rugby and Netball competitions in sections as shown below.


Tournament Dates

The 2019 Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens will be taking place from Thursday 5th – Saturday 7th December 2019. 

Please Note – Teams are required to be available on the days their section plays as shown in the table below.


REGISTER A TEAM

If you would like to register a team for Rugby or Netball please, click here



VENUE

The Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens tournament is held in conjunction with the World Rugby Sevens Series Men’s and Women’s tournaments at The Sevens Stadium, Al Ain Rd, Dubai, UAE. For directions go to www.thesevensstadium.com 


Tournament INFORMATION

Tournament Schedule:
Matches will be played on the days indicated below for each section.

Match Play:
Teams can expect to play the following:

Rugby - a minimum of 4 matches
Netball - a minimum of 6 matches

Selection Criteria:

Formal invitations will be offered initially to teams who have previously competed in the tournament. Invitations to cover any vacancies will then be sent to teams on a ‘first come…’ basis, provided they meet the eligibility criteria for the section of the tournament in which they wish to compete.

Tournament Entry Fee:
One tournament fee is required per team competing. Clubs entering multiple teams must pay a tournament fee for each team competing. Payment will be due on invitation acceptance. A team’s place in the Tournament will not be confirmed until payment is made thus places are issued on a ‘first paid…’ basis. All fees shown are VAT inclusive.

An early bird rate is available for rugby teams that pay by 31st July 2019 and netball teams paying by 31st August 2019. See table below for details.

Water:
Complimentary water is available pitch/court-side and in changing areas for participating teams throughout the tournament.

Player Buffet:
There is a Player Buffet available for pre-booking or purchase on the day, click here for menu details. If you would like to pre-book Player Buffet vouchers please click here (live link to Dewald’s email address so teams can email him directly. dewald@fibbersdubai.com)

Medical Services:
The Tournament provides on-pitch/court medical services for players injured whilst participating in the tournament. For those requiring further medical support on-site ambulances will transport injured players to hospital.

The tournament provides a Strapping, Massage and Physio service which participants can use for a small fee per visit.

Flights, Visas, Accommodation, Excursions, Training Pitches & Ground Transport:

Teams traveling to the tournament from overseas are responsible for arranging all logistic and travel for their trip. The two official Invitation Tournament travel providers are Expat Sport and dnata Travel.

For information regarding packages available download Arabian Adventures packages here,  download Expat Sport packages here


 

2019 Tournament Rules

rugby

  • International Under 19 Boys

    · Teams in this section must comprise males who are under 19yrs on 31st December 2018 i.e. born on or after 1st January 2000. Please see Tournament Rules for full age-related eligibility criteria.

    · Note this section is not exclusive to rugby teams or players.

    · Accreditation: Teams receive - 12 Player & 3 Personnel passes i.e. 15 passes in total

     

  • Gulf Men's League

    • Teams must be representative of a Club that is affiliated to UAERF and participates in UAERF or ARFU sanctioned competitions.
    • All players must be representative of the above referenced Club that is entered in the tournament, is affiliated to UAERF and participates in UAERF or ARFU sanctioned competitions.
    • The team name must be identical to the name under which the Club plays in those competitions.
    • Players must be Gulf/Middle East resident and hold a valid resident’s visa for the Gulf/Middle East country in which they reside.  
    • This section is exclusive to rugby teams or players.
    • Team entry is by select invitation only.
    • Accreditation: Teams receive - 12 Player & 2 Personnel passes i.e. 14 passes in total.
  • Gulf Men's Open

    • Teams participating in this section of the tournament must comprise individuals who are Gulf/Middle East resident and hold a valid resident’s visa for the Gulf/Middle East country in which they reside.
    • Preference will be given to Middle East/Gulf sports clubs playing under their club name.
    • Teams to comprise players from any sport/leisure activity who wish to play competitive rugby. 
    • Note this section is not exclusive to rugby teams or players.
    • Accreditation: Teams receive - 12 Player & 2 Personnel passes i.e. 14 passes in total.
  • Gulf Men's Social

    • Teams participating in this section of the tournament must comprise individuals who are Gulf/Middle East resident and hold a valid resident’s visa for the Gulf/Middle East country in which they reside.
    • This competition is intended for social teams or social players from any sport or leisure activity. 
    • To enter into the spirit of this tournament section players who have participated in UAERF or ARFU Premiership, Conference or Cross-Border League matches are not eligible to play in this section and team managers will be required to certify that team members comply with ‘social’ status as specified.
    • Players from the UAERF Community League are eligible for this section.
    • The Tournament Management reserves the right to refuse or cancel entry to this section for teams or players it feels do not fit the specified criteria.  
    • Note this section is not exclusive to rugby teams or players.
    • Accreditation: Teams receive - 12 Player & 2 Personnel passes i.e. 14 passes in total.
  • Gulf Vets

    • Teams in this section may comprise men from any sport or leisure activity who reside in the Gulf/Middle East region and hold a valid resident’s visa for the Gulf/Middle East country in which they reside.
    • Players must be 35yrs or older on 5th December 2019. 
    • Note this section is not exclusive to rugby teams or players.
    • Accreditation: Teams receive - 15 Player & 2 Personnel passes i.e. 17 passes in total.
  • Gulf Under 19 Boys

    • Teams in this section must comprise males from any sport or leisure activity who reside in the Gulf/Middle East region and hold a valid resident’s visa for the Gulf/Middle East country in which they reside.
    • Players must be under 19yrs on 31st December 2018 i.e. born on or after 1st January 2000. Please see Tournament Rules for full age-related eligibility criteria.
    • Note this section is not exclusive to rugby teams or players.
    • Accreditation: Teams receive - 12 Player & 2 Personnel passes i.e. 14 passes in total
  • Gulf Under 19 Girls

    • Teams in this section must comprise females from any sport or leisure activity who reside in the Gulf/Middle East region and hold a valid resident’s visa for the Gulf/Middle East country in which they reside.
    • Players must be under 19yrs on 31st December 2018 i.e. born on or after 1st January 2000. Please see Tournament Rules for full age-related eligibility criteria.
    • Note this section is not exclusive to rugby teams or players.
    • Accreditation: Teams receive - 12 Player & 2 Personnel passes i.e. 14 passes in total.
  • Gulf Women

    • Teams in this section must comprise women from any sport or leisure activity who reside in the Gulf/Middle East region and hold a valid resident’s visa for the Gulf/Middle East country in which they reside.
    • Note this section is not exclusive to rugby teams or players.
    • Accreditation: Teams receive - 12 Player & 2 Personnel passes i.e. 14 passes in total. 
  • UAE Nationals Development

    • By invitation only.
    • Accreditation: Teams receive – 12 Player & 2 Personnel passes i.e. 14 passes in total.
  • International Invitation Men

    • This section comprises invited men’s sports teams made up of highly competitive players who compete at international/county/provincial standard.  
    • Note this section is not exclusive to rugby teams or players.
    • Accreditation: Teams receive - 12 Player & 3 Personnel passes i.e. 15 passes in total
  • International Invitation Women

    • This section comprises invited women’s sports teams made up of highly competitive players who compete at international/county/provincial standard.  
    • Note this section is not exclusive to rugby teams or players.
    • Accreditation: Teams receive - 12 Player & 3 Personnel passes i.e. 15 passes in total.
  • International Open Men

    • Teams in this section comprise male players from any sport or leisure activity who participate regularly in competitive Club sport.   
    • Note this section is not exclusive to rugby teams or players.
    • Accreditation: Teams receive - 12 Player & 2 Personnel passes i.e. 14 passes in total.
  • International Open Women

    • Teams in this section comprise female players from any sport or leisure activity who participate regularly in competitive Club sport.
    • Note this section is not exclusive to rugby teams or players.
    • Accreditation: Teams receive - 12 Player & 2 Personnel passes i.e. 14 passes in total. 
  • International Social

    • This section comprises teams of ‘social’ players which fall into one of two categories as shown below.
    • The Tournament Management reserves the right to refuse or cancel entry to this section for teams or players it feels do not fit the specified criteria.  
    • Note this section is not exclusive to rugby teams or players.
    • Accreditation: Teams receive - 12 Player & 2 Personnel passes i.e. 14 passes in total.

     

    Social

    • This competition is intended for social teams or social players from any sport or leisure activity.
    • This section is not suitable for individuals who play regular competitive rugby or are registered competitive players. Team managers will be required to certify that team members comply with ‘social’ status as specified.

     

    Competitive

    • This competition is intended for teams, from any sport or leisure activity, who gather specifically for this tournament or tournaments in general.
    • The team may comprise players who play regular rugby for a team/club other than the team being represented in this tournament.
    • This section is not suitable for individuals who are registered competitive players for the team they are representing in this tournament.
    • Team managers will be required to certify that team members comply with the ‘social competitive’ status as specified here.

     

  • International Vets

    • Teams in this section comprise players from any sport or leisure activity who are 35yrs or older on 5th December 2019. The competition has two age-group sections as detailed below. Teams are required to specify in which section they intend to play, based on the eligibility criteria shown. For full details see the Tournament Rules.
    • Note this section is not exclusive to rugby teams or players.
    • Accreditation: Teams receive - 15 Player & 2 Personnel passes i.e. 17 passes in total.

     

    Open Vets (35 years and above)

    • Teams in this section comprise players from any sport or leisure activity who are 35yrs or older on 5th December 2019.

netball

In order to participate in the Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens tournament team players must be eligible to play in their chosen section as follows (please see specific Tournament Rules for full details):

gulf women

Teams in this section must comprise adult women (18yrs or older) who reside in the Gulf/Middle East region and hold a valid resident’s visa for the Gulf/Middle East country in which they reside.
Teams in this section are permitted two youth players in the squad.

Accreditation: Teams receive - 10 Player & 2 Personnel passes i.e. 12 passes in total. 

open women

 Teams in this section must comprise adult women (18yrs or older).
Teams in this section are permitted two youth players in the squad.

Accreditation: Teams receive - 10 Player & 2 Personnel passes i.e. 12 passes in total.


open youth

Teams in this section must comprise young women who are between the ages of 14yrs and 19yrs and are born on or after 1st January 2000 and on or before 5th December 2005. 

Please see Tournament Rules for full age-related eligibility criteria.

Accreditation: Teams receive - 10 Player & 2 Personnel passes i.e. 12 passes in total.

Tournament Entry Fee

(VAT Inclusive)

Tournament Entry Fee

It is intended that the RUGBY tournament sections will comprise the following number of teams:


It is anticipated that the NETBALL tournament sections will comprise the following number of teams:

accreditation

All players must be accredited and issued with a Player Pass to participate in this event. Player Passes allow access to the main stadium and specific restricted areas for the duration of the tournament.

Full accreditation information will be provided to invited teams.

Contact Information

Tournament Manager: Jill Conlon
Email Address: dubai.7s@thesevens.ae

P : +971 4 809 6618
M : +971 50 633 4806
F : +971 4 832 7704

 

 

Expressions of interest should be received by: 31st May 2019

Teams expressing an interest in competing are not guaranteed an invitation to the tournament. Invitations will be sent to successful teams, via email, on or after 1st June 2019. 

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