Quins Player Profile

The Abu Dhabi Quins are a diverse group, with players from all different backgrounds and nationalities playing together with one single passion for the game. Among the players are Clodadgh Cleary, an Irish hooker with 2 years on the Abu Dhabi squad and their most recent player profile.

When did you start playing rugby

2013 in Ireland

What’s your favourite thing about the club?

The great sense of camaraderie among the girls. The first week I moved to Abu Dhabi I joined the Quins [and] everyone was so friendly and welcoming! I love coming to training every week, everyone is passionate about rugby, but we still have a great laugh, on and off the pitch.

What’s your advice to people thinking about signing up?

Excues the pun, but just give it a try! Rugby is for all shapes and sizes – it doesn’t matter if you’ve never ran before or could outrun Usain Bolt. There is a place for everyone. Come down for one or two training sessions, get a feel for the game. I can guarantee you won’t look back!

Learn more about the club at abudhabiquins.com.