UAE Rugby Federation Endorses Asia Rugby region-wide Insurance Policy for All Amateur Representatives

UAE Rugby Federation Endorses Asia Rugby region-wide Insurance Policy for All Amateur Representatives

- Policy insures all Amateur Rugby Players across Asia’s Member Nations -

- Policy supported by Besso Re (Middle East) Limited, Fidelity Insurance and Mayfair We Care




Dubai, UAE, 13 JUNE, 2021: UAE Rugby

has confirmed it will implement the Asia Rugby policy, created in partnership with Onside Sports and Besso Re (Middle East) Limited, which is specifically designed for all amateur rugby players of all ages, and available to players across all jurisdictions in Asia. The insurance will cover all UAE Rugby’s amateur players, training and playing in Asia Rugby sanctioned tournaments at home and abroad.


The policy has been designed to provide exceptional value for both the player and the unions with an added advantage of direct billing (rather than reimbursement) which makes it financially advantageous for all parties for all training and playing activities sanctioned by UAE Rugby/Asia Rugby.


In developing the concept, Onside Sports has been fully supported by Besso Re (Middle East) Limited who have negotiated the reinsurance of the policy via A-rated security.


The administration of the policy is managed through Onside Sports (United Arab Emirates) with Fidelity United Insurance (Middle East) and Mayfair We Care (United Kingdom) acting as the third party administrators. These companies allow the policy to be managed seamlessly across all countries in and across Asia.


Mohamed Al Zaabi, Secretary General of UAE Rugby Federation said; “UAERF will benefit from the comprehensiveness of the Asia Rugby insurance policy, which is part of the Regional Association initiatives making affordable benefits across all member unions in Asia.”


He added; “UAE Rugby believes players’ welfare is paramount and this policy is an important part of our strategy, and adds a safety net for our National Emirati players when they train and compete for the UAE.”


Jeff O’Brien, Managing Partner Onside Sports said; ‘This product has taken over 12 months to create with the complications of ensuring it complies with all legal requirements in each country in Asia, and I’m delighted to see the UAE Rugby Board of Directors endorse and see the benefits of a comprehensive insurance policy with direct billing created in partnership with Besso Re (Middle East) Limited and Asia Rugby.’