Apollo Perelini

High Performance Director for UAE Rugby Federation. Director of Apollo Sporting Academy.

UAE Rugby Federation

Apollo Perelini is a former Samoan dual code international and professional rugby player. Apollo’s rugby career has seen him play for championship-winning St Helens Rugby League and Sale Sharks Rugby Union in the United Kingdom, Auckland and North Harbour Rugby in New Zealand, and internationally for the Manu Samoa Rugby Union and Samoa Rugby League teams, playing in World Cups for both codes. Arrived in Dubai in 2009 to take up a role of Director of Sports for Repton School. He then took over as High Performance Director for UAE Rugby Federation and also is the owner of ‘Apollo Sporting Academy LLC’.


Education in action

26 February 2020 | 14:30 - 15:00 | English | The Importance of Sport in Education

Physical Education and Sport play a significant role in Education and life beyond the classroom. The sporting platform provides practical opportunities for teachers and coaches to engage with students to develop understanding and life long attitudes toward their health and wellbeing. The sport programme in schools from Early Years to KS3 has a valuable contribution to the holistic development of students. What does this look like and how do we execute with the sports context?