The ARCH Concept
The ARCH (originally standing for ARABIAN CHALLENGE) concept is simple, to offer sporting tournaments in safe destinations with clement weather utilising high quality sporting facilities. With the success of the concept in Dubai & the UAE further tournaments are planned by Sport Asia (Sri Lanka) and Sport Africa (South Africa/Zimbabwe) from early 2014 onwards.
Cricket was the first sport to be offered by Sport Arabia Ltd (the owners of the ARCH concept) and to date Professional, School (U16 & U19) and Womens (U19) ARCH Cricket tournaments take place annually.
Netball – We run netball tournaments thoughout the winter based around the UK school breaks i.e. October half term, Christmas, February half term and Easter. These events are based at Dubai and Abu Dhabi schools and feature teams from around the Gulf region and the UK. Further events are planned in Asia and Africa in 2014.
Hockey – The first ARCH Trophy hockey tournaments will be run in December 2013. This event will be based at the new world class Dubai Sports City water based pitches and will feature tournaments for girls and boys at U-16 and U-19 age groups. Teams will not only get matches in the tournament but plenty of opportunity for practice and some master classes from international players. The second event will be held at Easter 2014 with a similar format. Teams from the UK, South Africa and the Gulf region will be invited to attend.
Rugby – We are working closely with Emirates on the annual Middle East Schools rugby tournament held in late March. Please contact us for more details.
Football - tournaments are currently being planned and further information will be posted her shortly.
Click here to visit our dedicated ARCH site with full details of all our tournaments.