RAKGAS energises RAK Rugby’s “Sport for All” – a community initiative that provides free access to multiple sports

30 October 2023

RAKGAS and RAK Rugby have joined forces to launch the “Sport for All” initiative, a free-to-all community sports program that aims to promote inclusivity and provide access to various sports for all members of the RAK community.

Chris Wood, CEO of RAKGAS, stated: “Our commitment to energising communities goes beyond energy solutions. Supporting RAK Rugby reflects this commitment and promotes a healthy and active lifestyle for everyone in Ras Al Khaimah.”

David Learman, Chairman of RAK Rugby, said: “At my initial meeting with Chris Wood, I was delighted to discover we had a mutual interest in promoting sport in the community and a common vision to deliver “Sport for All”. The partnership with RAKGAS enables us to reach out and significantly increase community engagement by promoting “Sport for All” with free membership to RAK Rugby and free participation in any of the sport activities we offer.

“Our patron, His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, UAE Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, is a keen proponent of encouraging community participation in sport and healthy activities and so to support this cause we have recently launched RAK Foxes Ladies Netball and RAK Ravens Women’s Football, both of which have been warmly embraced by local and expat communities alike. And importantly, this adds women’s sport to our growing portfolio of activities, which includes RAK Men’s Rugby, RAK Raptor’s Kids Rugby, and RAK Rebels Touch Rugby.”

Learman added: “The invaluable support from RAKGAS will strengthen our coaching staff, enhance our coaching programs, and significantly expand our schools’ extracurricular activities. This initiative not only provides free access but also nurtures emerging talent and offers an opportunity to progress and play competitively with our Raptors and Foxes.

“RAK Rugby extends its gratitude to RAKGAS for backing this initiative. Both organizations are enthusiastic about promoting the growth and beneficial influence of this collaboration in the community.”

Central to Ras Al Khaimah’s vision for sustainable development lies a commitment to promote sports and healthy living in the community. The Emirate is striving to create a culture of well-being, encouraging people of all ages to lead active, fulfilling lives while contributing to the community’s long-term sustainability.

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