Circa 1979. Doha v Bahrain. Observer article and photo by Ian Bain.
John Dickson, John Barron, John Fox, John Butterworth, Arthur Vegas

Our History

The Doha Rugby Football Club, located in Doha, Qatar, has a rich history that spans several decades. It began its journey in 1974 when a group of expatriate workers from various rugby-playing nations came together to establish a rugby club in the growing city of Doha.  Originally known as the Qatar Rugby Union Football Club, the club was later renamed the Doha Rugby Football Club.

In its early years, the club faced challenges in terms of finding suitable playing facilities and resources. However, the founding members were determined to create a vibrant rugby community in Doha. Through their dedication and perseverance, they managed to secure a field for training and games, and the club gradually started to gain momentum.

Over time, the Doha Rugby Club expanded its membership and began participating in various local and regional rugby competitions. The club became known for its inclusive and welcoming atmosphere, attracting players from diverse backgrounds and skill levels. Rugby enthusiasts in Doha flocked to the club to enjoy the sport and be part of a community that shared their passion.

As the popularity of rugby grew in Qatar, the Doha Rugby Club played a pivotal role in promoting the sport and fostering a sense of camaraderie among players and fans. The club organized regular training sessions, friendly matches, and tournaments, allowing members to develop their skills and showcase their talent.

In addition to its focus on rugby, the Doha Rugby Club also actively engaged in charitable initiatives and community outreach programs. They organized events and fundraisers to support local causes, making a positive impact on the broader community.

Today, the Doha Rugby Club stands as a thriving and respected institution in Qatar’s sporting landscape. It continues to provide a platform for rugby enthusiasts to enjoy the game, develop their skills, and forge lifelong friendships. The club’s dedication to promoting the values of teamwork, sportsmanship, and community spirit has made it a cornerstone of the rugby scene in Doha.

As the club looks toward the future, it aims to further grow and diversify its membership, expand its youth development programs, and continue its active involvement in local and regional rugby competitions. The Doha Rugby Club remains committed to upholding the legacy established by its founding members, ensuring that rugby continues to thrive and flourish in the vibrant city of Doha.

Our Vision

To be the best rugby club we can by;

  • Providing an environment where all members can enjoy playing rugby at a level that is appropriate to them.

  • Giving our members opportunities to improve their rugby skills and their fitness.

  • Being a club where every team sets out to win every time that it takes to the field.

  • Providing a warm and friendly atmosphere for all members to enjoy watching and playing rugby and to enjoy the use of the club’s other facilities.

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A Dynamic Group of Enthusiasts and Professionals

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