BEST TEAM OF THE YEAR
We are super proud of our U19 Rugby Team who won the UAE Teen Sports Awards – Best Team of the Year.
This group of rugby players has been together since Year 7 at DIS (7 years). They had never played rugby before and when they first stated they suffered many humbling defeats, however, they have an inspirational brotherhood and resilience.
DIS rugby is a team comprising of boys from UAE, India, Jordan, Lebanon and Pakistan. These boys are the most improved youth rugby side in the UAE with many coaches commenting on their mental toughness and team spirit. These boys do not have the cultural background of rugby that many schools and clubs in the region possess.
This achievement has been led by the students as a special group of players. They train 5 times a week and ran their own additional sessions on kite beach at weekends. They secured their own sponsorship from Al-Futtaim credit cards for the Dubai Rugby 7s event this year. They are truly inspiring to the younger students of DIS.
In addition, the outstanding achievements of our DIS Gymnast, Naya Al Ghazzi, were also recognized when she was awarded UAE Teen Sports Awards – U15 Gymnastics, Outstanding Athlete Achievement (Female).