Oman Rugby Committee joins Asia Rugby as Associate Member
– Council unanimously granted Associate Membership
– Rugby history in Oman goes back to more than 49 years ago
– Muscat Rugby Club was and still an integral part of the Arabian Gulf rugby competitions
Consequent to a dynamic presentation delivered by Oman Rugby Committee Chairman at the Asia Rugby end of year Council meeting held in Dubai, UAE on 2nd of Dec 2021; the Council unanimously approved to grant Oman the Associate Membership of Asia Rugby, lifting up the number of the national rugby bodies to 35 in Asia.
Worldwide, the Asian continent represent a population of more than 4 billion people, which constitutes 55% of the population of the planet. commenting on the occasion,
Asia Rugby President Qais Al Dhalai said: “As a President of the biggest continent, I am delighted to welcome Oman to the Asia Rugby family. I would also like to thank Nabil Al Busaidi and the rest of the Oman Rugby Committee Board of Directors for their dedication, passion and teamwork. We do look forward to an effective and efficient engagement by Omanis at all Asia Rugby events”
Nabil Al Busaidi, the Chairman of Oman Rugby Committee delivered an ambitious presentation, informing the Asia Rugby Council that Rugby in Oman has a rich history; Muscat Rugby Club, formed in 1971, is celebrating its 50th anniversary, and Oman was one of the founding members of the Arabian Gulf Rugby Football Union.
“A lot of work has gone into being fully prepared over the last two years so it was a great relief to know that there was unanimous approval,” commented Al Busaidi. “It was a great feeling, especially how warmly I was welcomed by all the other members. After 24 hours of satisfaction and celebration, I also know that the hard work starts now.”