Gallery: Dubai's Emirates multicultural women's cabin crew rugby team EK Firebirds

After six months of training, drills, and preparation, the EK Firebirds, an all-women's rugby club comprised of Emirates Cabin Crew coming from 14 different nationalities, is ready to compete at the 2018 edition of the Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens invitational women's tournament.
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The EK Firebirds team members come from rugby loving nations including the UK, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, as well as other diverse nations including Romania, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Namibia, the Philippines and Nigeria - reflecting the multi-cultural Cabin Crew team at the airline and the global make up of Dubai.
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The EK Firebirds team members come from rugby loving nations including the UK, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, as well as other diverse nations including from Romania, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Namibia, the Philippines and Nigeria.
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The EK Firebirds have found time to practice and train during their busy travel rosters, and organise themselves to ensure that as many of them train together as possible.
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The young women continue to focus on improving their skills, knowledge of the game and conditioning their capabilities even further.
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The EK Firebirds are trained and coached by Emirates Purser, Geoffrey Tolo.
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The young women continue to support each other as they pursue their passion for the game of rugby.