As well as supporting the festival, HSBC supports the UAE Rugby Player Pathway Program, which has seen 148,500+ Emirati school children pick up a rugby ball since 2011, with 370 schools participating.
But the power of sport to create opportunity doesn't just extend to the playing field. The business of sport is full of career prospects. HSBC continues to give young people of the UAE the chance to experience those opportunities.
In 2021, Dubai was the birthplace of The HSBC World of Opportunity Programme, a project which gives young people a unique insight into career opportunities in sport off the pitch. The programme has since been rolled out in Vancouver, LA, London, Sydney, and Hong Kong. Through this, HSBC has worked with 9 organisations, NGOs and charities across the globe, showcasing sporting opportunities off the pitch to over 120 young adults / teenagers.