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  • 24 Jul 2019 2:08 PM | David Jacobs (Administrator)


    News release


    23 July 2019

    Abu Dhabi Harlequins are pleased to announce the arrival of their new Director of Rugby, Mr. Niall Lear.

    Niall has extensive experience of delivering top level coaching to mini and youth players as well as at seniors club level. Niall has played at club rugby’s top level, and has earned international honours representing his home nation of Scotland.

    Having worked in highly-regarded international schools and at top level clubs, Niall has the experience and knowledge to drive the Abu Dhabi Harlequins to delivering the very best rugby experience for its members.

    Previously, Niall was a House Master and Rugby Coach for the internationally-renowned Merchiston Castle School for three years in Edinburgh, Scotland.

    Prior to this, he was House Master and Physical Education teacher for eight years at the Queen Victoria Military School in Dunblane, Scotland. 

    Niall’s achievements include representing Connacht Rugby A (2008- 2009), Loughborough University 1st XV Rugby (2000-2005), Scottish Schools Rugby (2000), Scotland u-18 Rugby (2001), Scotland Sevens Training Squad (2006/07), Rosslyn Park 1st XV Squad (2005/07), Glasgow Hawks 1st XV Squad (2004/5), Scottish Schools Athletics, and the GB u-23 Athletics team.

    Niall says his goal for the Abu Dhabi Harlequins is to make the club as successful as possible both on and off the field.

    Niall arrived at 6.30am on Monday 22 August and took charge of his first coaching session at Zayed Sports City at 7.00pm the same evening. He wanted to start pre-season training as soon as possible - and he did so, less than 13 hours after his arrival.  Niall says there will be a mixture of on and off field sessions over the summer getting the players into the best possible shape moving forward into the season.

    The committee wish Niall all the very best in his new role. We look forward to working with him to achieve the club’s goals.

    If you’d like to take part in the summer training programme, get in touch with the Abu Dhabi Harlequins club captain by email at clubcaptain@abudhabiquins.com or by ringing +971 50 905 0559.

    Andy Cole


    Abu Dhabi Harlequins

  • 15 May 2019 9:26 PM | David Jacobs (Administrator)

    The UAE saw off Guam in epic style with an 82-7 win in their first match of the Asia Rugby Chamionship, and the Quins were proud to see the following members representing the country:

    Chris Jones-GriffithsCraig Nutt, Barry Dwyer, Luke Stevenson, Murray Reason, Sean Stevens & Kini Natuna.

    You can watch the full match here: https://youtu.be/YqO9dh7oNic

  • 6 May 2019 9:37 PM | David Jacobs (Administrator)

    The location for the end of season Gala Ball has now been confirmed as Yas Hotel

    Click here to download the booking form

  • 5 Feb 2019 10:58 PM | David Jacobs (Administrator)

    On the 22nd February we will be holding a Quins Quiz Night at the Sportsman's Arms. 

    If anyone is able to donate a prize (or prizes), or knows someone who might be able to, then please get in touch with Terry Rooke as soon as possible to help make this a night to remember: therooke4@gmail.com

  • 9 Oct 2018 8:52 PM | David Jacobs (Administrator)

    After a courageous battle with illness it fills us with a great sadness that one of our Quins Coaches, Edwin Grandcourt, passed away early on Monday 8th October.

    Edwin never stopped smiling and supporting his sons rugby throughout his illness.

    A loving husband to Pina, wonderful papa to Aden and Enzo, beloved son and very dear friend, he will be sadly missed.


  • 24 Sep 2018 12:09 PM | David Jacobs (Administrator)

    A fantastic improved special offer for all Quins members from our sponsor, Gray Mackenzie & Partners. Just identify yourself as a Quins member at the checkout.

  • 24 Sep 2018 9:53 AM | David Jacobs (Administrator)

    A great idea from our friends over at Yalla Rugby:


  • 15 Sep 2018 1:28 PM | David Jacobs (Administrator)

  • 13 Sep 2018 6:49 PM | David Jacobs (Administrator)

    Thank you U10 and U11 for a fantastic curtain raiser game ahead of the main event and for giving a massive welcome cheer to both teams entering the pitch

  • 12 Sep 2018 4:31 PM | David Jacobs (Administrator)

    Quick Rip is coming to Abu Dhabi Harlequins. Check out the following video to find out more about it. It's fast - it's fun - it's a thrilling game - it's non-contact! Are your kids up for it?

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