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International sports management and services company RU Active Sports Services LLC today announces it is taking on Dubai’s premier netball coaching organisation, Top Sports Coaching, to join its family of partners.

RU Active, part of the global RU Group, already offers the very best in sports management services as well as sports rehabilitation, strength and conditioning training and a newly-launched sportswear brand.

Over the past four years, Top Sports Coaching has developed an unrivalled netball programme that is accessible to everyone from grassroots to elite and social to competitive. It incorporates training, competition structure and development courses in coaching and officiating.

The addition of Top Sports Coaching to the RU Active family, to become official as of May 1st, will allow both companies to build on their success and expand their portfolios.

The RU Group, led by executive chairman, British-born entrepreneur Richard Upshall, encompasses a number of related businesses, many of which already work in partnership with RU Active Sports Services.

Top Sports Coaching’s approach is holistic and focused on providing not only an excellent netball coaching programme but also a support network to develop the all-round athlete.

RU Active provides the physical training expertise alongside nutritional advice and care from its team of specialists.

Together, the two plan to drive through the necessary changes to catapult the UAE onto the global netball scene.

RU Active general manager Chris Quint said: “We want to welcome Top Sports Coaching into our family and express our excitement at being able to offer an unrivalled netball programme. Our aim now is to build upon the great work that has already taken place over the last four years. Our team has the right skillset to complete Top Sports Coaching’s netball offering and we can’t wait to see what the future holds.”

Susanne Skelding, who joins RU Active as director of netball, said: “It is an exciting time to be involved in netball, the fastest-growing female sport globally, and now even more exciting to be part of a well-funded and well-supported group of professionals who aspire to build the RU Active Sports brand.”

RU Group executive chairman Richard Upshall said: “I have been passionate about netball for a number of years and watched as my step daughters have flourished as players of the game, along with their friends while growing up.

“Netball is all about being a team and I am incredibly pleased to be able to work more closely than ever with Susanne and her team, complimenting what we do at RU Active in every way.”