Our Sponsorship
'Be the change you want to see in the world', Gandhi (1869-1948)



Speranza22 is an international rugby team formed to play in memory of Marco Speranza. Marco died in a plane crash in his native Argentina in February 2013. Marco started playing rugby at Abu Dhabi Harlequins when he was 15 and was quickly recognized as an exceptional talent. He played for the Arabian Gulf and also for the Quins 1st and 2nd XV as an 18 and 19-year-old.

The team bearing his name since have appeared at every Dubai Sevens. They have achieved the titles of: 2014 Finalists, 2015 Quarter-Finals, 2016 Plate Finalists and 2017 Plate and Trophy Finalists. Speranza22 have only continued to grow, maintaining Marco's incredible memory whilst supporting exceptional causes.

Speranza 22 has already raised in excess 83,000 AED (£15,000) for these chosen causes over the last 4 years:
Maharashtra Mandal Abu Dhabi (MMAD) is a social group, bringing together the Marathi speaking Indian families residing in Abu Dhabi. MMAD focuses their attention on organizing social and cultural events to nurture and maintain the values and ethics of their religion across all generations.

Since the formation in 1977, MMAD has praised their members on aiding the development of vital transferable skills which can be adapted in an academic, work and personal life. Their primary focus on achieving this teaching is through the method of entertainment.

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