Meet the Advisory Board

Corporate Affair Event Management LLC

Corporate Affair Event Management LLC is owned by Jane Sabugueiro and Victoria Hepworth and has been in operation since 2012.  It provides event management solutions to the corporate market in the UAE.

Corporate Affair is the proud founder and organizer of the popular annual Corporate Touch 6s Community Day which was established in 2012. They were also integral in organizing the Middle East Touch Championships in Dubai and Abu Dhabi for three consecutive years.

Corporate Affair is the founder and legal owner of the Super 6s brand.

 

Alex Hill

Director, Super 6s

As the Super 6s continues to grow, we felt it time to have someone at the helm dedicated to manage its development.  Alex, as Director of the Super6s will manage the brand in it’s entirety .  Alex is Irish and has traveled extensively through the UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand before settling in Dubai 10 years ago.

Alex set up the events department at Zayed Sports City in Abu Dhabi and is no stranger to managing sports events and tournaments.  She will be a valuable asset to the Super 6s and will over see the leagues in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, manage the referee development program and liaise with our sponsors.  

 

Tylan Williams

League Manager, Saturday

Ty Williams is a passionate South African Touch player and has represented his province in the Men’s division at both a junior and senior level. He has also had the opportunity to represent his country in two World Cups where his team came 3rd (Scotland, 2011) and 4th (Australia, 2015).  When Ty isn’t playing Touch in Dubai, he is a personal trainer and coaches a few touch teams as well! 

Ty will manage the newly established Saturday afternoon league running out of Dubai Sports City.  This league is for Mixed teams only.   

 

 

Nathan Stanley

Advisory Committee

Nathan has been involved with Touch as a player, coach and referee in clubs and schools in New Zealand, Singapore and the UAE for close to 30 years. Upon settling in the UAE in 2015, Nathan has worked alongside Abu Dhabi based ‘Middle East Touch’ to help develop the game in Dubai. He brought BroTown, a concept based around a strong Touch club that had developed in Singapore, to Dubai which has grown rapidly.

Nathan has represented Middle East Touch as a player at the 2016 European Champs, the 2017 ANZ Hong Kong Champs and most recently went with the first UAE team to the World Champs in 2019.  Nathan supports the Super 6s concept and believes it will be a tremendous vehicle to allow new, intermediate & experienced players                                                       to further develop their Touch skills and enjoy the social aspect.

Craig Fraser

Advisory Committee

Craig has been a keen Touch player for the past 14 years. What started out as a Wednesday night run around with school mates turned into a passion that Craig looked forward to every week. He was fortunate to represent his province at the South African Inter-Provincial Touch Tournament, both at a Mixed and Men’s open level.

Now living in Dubai, Craig is keen and excited to be able to pass on his knowledge to help develop the game of touch in the Middle East under the Super 6s brand. He believes Touch is a great way for people to develop their fitness, ball skills, anticipation & spatial awareness, as well as offering an awesome social element. It’s the perfect team sport in which all skill levels can participate and have fun; it truly is a sport for all.

 

KAne Sandison

Advisory Committee – Referee Manager

Kane, also from New Zealand, started playing Touch as a 10 year old. When he moved to Dubai he helped set up the Emirates Touch Club, he also plays and coaches with the Exiles Touch teams as well as plays for BroTown Patu. 

Kane is passionate about reffing and has reffed in New Zealand, Europe and the UAE. He understands that for the game to grow to the next level in the UAE, we need refs to develop alongside it.  As our Referee Manager, Kane is keen to see as many people get involved in reffing as possible and for us all to keep raising our standards to help make the game as enjoyable as we can.

 

John Larkins

Middle East Touch

John, originally from New Zealand is the founder of Abu Dhabi based METouch, the internationally recognized governing body for the sport of Touch in the UAE. John arrived in the UAE in 2011 and quickly discovered that “Touch Football” was seen & played as a social sport with no development plan, no overall structure, no grassroots programs and was not a member of the Federation of International Touch. As a result, he started METouch and has worked with tireless support from volunteers to promote and grow the little-known sport within the schools & across the wider UAE sporting community. He eventually gained the support of the Abu Dhabi Sports Council as the game grew in popularity.

METouch is recognized by the Federation of International Touch as the regional affiliate and kindly offer their experiences and expertise                                                          to help shape the Super 6s in the UAE.