Mini Rugby U8 Squad

We thank the sponsors of our 2017-18 season for their generous support in enabling us to play rugby as a club

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Dubai Hurricanes Manifesto

Dubai Hurricanes Manifesto

Welcome to the Dubai Hurricanes U8 squad.

This level of rugby builds on the previous season in the U7 through the Tag format of the game and prepares players for their next season when tackling is introduced. U8 Rugby focuses on consolidating the skills developed around running with the ball, positional play in attack and defence and communication. Key areas of focus for this year include:

  • Communication
  • Ball Handling
  • Awareness of space and pitch
  • Tagging
  • Supporting play in defence and attack

Greater emphasis is given to the player’s position awareness both in attack and defense, and the communication required to ensure the ball is kept alive. Skills are developed in the timing of the pass and running with ball in both hands. As the player progresses at this age so their game speeds up and the tags start flying!

All parents are encouraged to spend time with your children each week, practicing throwing and catching, and also games such as chase or it which help further develop the ideas of “catch but don’t be caught.”

U8 Squad Administration

Benjamin Highfield | LEAD COACH

+971 50 2899096

Joseph Mow | MANAGER

+971 56 416 2993


Our training sessions run from 0800 to 0930 every Friday morning at the world class facilities of 7he Sevens Stadium.


After training enjoy the club’s social atmosphere in our dedicated Club Lounge where with the ‘canes family you will be able to shop for that all important extra rugby stash, enjoy a relaxed drink and some excellent bar food provided by our sponsor Fibber Magees.


A yearly membership to a Dubai Hurricanes Squad can be purchased via our online store or by clicking on the “Join Us” button below.

  • Playing Shirt
  • Playing Shorts
  • Playing Socks
  • Medical Insurance
  • Medical Support
  • Pitch Fees
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