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In the heart of Ras Al Khaimah (RAK), a remarkable collaboration has emerged, one that transcends corporate boundaries and embraces the spirit of community empowerment. RAKGAS, a prominent energy solutions provider, and RAK Rugby, a thriving sports organization, have joined forces to unveil the “Sport for All” initiative. This groundbreaking endeavor aims to foster inclusivity and provide free access to a diverse range of sports for all members of the RAK community.
A Vision of Unity
The Brainchild of Chris Wood and David Learman
Two visionaries, Chris Wood, CEO of RAKGAS, and David Learman, Chairman of RAK Rugby, share a common passion for promoting sports within the community. Their meeting marked the inception of this extraordinary partnership, rooted in the shared belief that sports should be accessible to everyone.
“Sport for All”: The Core Philosophy
At the heart of this initiative lies the philosophy of “Sport for All.” It’s not just about promoting sports; it’s about fostering a sense of belonging, promoting physical well-being, and building a stronger RAK community.
The Role of RAKGAS
Beyond Energy Solutions
Chris Wood, at the helm of RAKGAS, emphasizes that their commitment to communities transcends energy solutions. The partnership with RAK Rugby reflects this commitment and underscores their dedication to promoting a healthy and active lifestyle for all residents of Ras Al Khaimah.
Fueling Community Engagement
RAKGAS’s support goes beyond financial backing. It serves as the fuel that powers community engagement, making it possible for RAK Rugby to offer free memberships and participation in various sports activities.
Through this collaboration, RAKGAS strengthens coaching staff, enhances coaching programs, and significantly expands extracurricular activities in schools. It’s not just about providing free access but also nurturing emerging talent within the community.
RAK Rugby’s Expanding Portfolio
RAK Rugby, under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, UAE Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, embraces diversity in sports. They have introduced RAK Foxes Ladies Netball and RAK Ravens Women’s Football, warmly welcomed by both local and expat communities. This addition marks a significant milestone, as it promotes women’s sports alongside existing offerings like RAK Men’s Rugby, RAK Raptor’s Kids Rugby, and RAK Rebels Touch Rugby.
The enthusiasm from the community has been overwhelming, showcasing the immense potential for growth and impact in the region.
The Community’s Vision: Sustainable Development
RAK’s Commitment to Well-Being
Central to Ras Al Khaimah’s vision for sustainable development is the commitment to promote sports and healthy living within the community. The emirate is dedicated to fostering a culture of well-being, encouraging people of all ages to lead active, fulfilling lives while contributing to the long-term sustainability of the community.
The “Sport for All” initiative by RAKGAS and RAK Rugby exemplifies the power of collaboration in promoting inclusivity and community engagement through sports. With a shared vision of empowering Ras Al Khaimah’s residents, this initiative not only offers free access to sports but also nurtures talent and contributes to the long-term sustainability of the community. Join this movement and be a part of the transformation that is shaping a healthier, more active, and united RAK.