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Sharjah Students Meet Australian Women’s Rugby Team

by Eddie Rayner

VISS students enjoyed what was a unique opportunity to meet the Australian women’s team ahead of their campaign at the Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens.

The students were introduced to the players thanks to Rugby Australia and the Australian Pavilion for Expo 2020 Dubai. The meet and greet, which was hosted at The Sevens Stadium and was attended by Justin McGowan, Australia’s Commissioner-General to Expo 2020 Dubai, kick-started Australia’s sports diplomacy agenda ahead of this year’s showpiece event in the emirate.

The players talked to the students about health, wellbeing, and diversity while encouraging youngsters in the UAE to keep fit and active.

VISS also hosted the Australian Men’s Sevens team on the school grounds ahead of the tournament, with students and staff having the opportunity to watch the team train.