Professional Coaching for Kids

The Mike Phillips | Just Play Rugby Academy delivers professional coaching to children across Dubai. We provide in-curricular support to schools, as well as weekend academy sessions open to the public.

We are exclusively providing rugby coaching throughout the summer at Dubai Sports World, at Dubai World Trade Centre. Children aged 4 to 14 are welcome to attend.



Meet Our Coaches

Mike Phillips

Coach Mike played scrum half for Wales and the British and Irish Lions aswell as a number of professional clubs including Bayonne, Cardiff Blues, Ospreys, Racing Metro, Sale Sharks, Scarlets and Welsh Probables. Mike successfully came out of retirement to play two games for the Scarlets in their Pro 14 fixtures in November and December 2017. Mike works with players to focus their abilities and help them bring their game to the highest standard.

Emlyn Jones

Coach Emlyn is originally from Wales and is a fully qualified Rugby coach with over 25 years of experience in coaching all age groups. He has prior experience in coaching and playing for Bath Academy and Bath University in the U.K. Emlyn has also been coaching in Dubai for 3 years and is friendly and fun teaching methods make him much loved by the students.

Summer Academy Sessions

Join us from the 19th May at Dubai Sports World for indoor Mike Phillips Academy Sessions.

Sessions run at 10am every Saturday through the summer. Children will be grouped into ages on arrival, and follow a light version of the Mike Phillips training programme each week. There will be a focus on skills, fun and fitness.


Book ten Saturday sessions and save money: only 100 AED per session for 10 weeks. Fit the term around your holidays this summer. (Price discounts automatically on selecting 10 dates in the app).


The summer academy will run at Dubai Sports World, at Dubai World Trade Centre. For more information visit Dubai Sports World.

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