KUWAIT HARPS GAA BOARD

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Lucy Titley-Brabban

Chair Person

Where are you from?: Isle of Man, no not the one down south or with the festival, that’s the Isle of White, the one tiny rock in the middle of England and Ireland.

Why are you in Kuwait?: PE Teacher.

Had I played GAA before?: Nope, the first time i ever played was with the Harps.

Why should someone join Kuwait Harps?: Meet new people, make great friends, keep fit and have fun! Best thing I’ve done since moving to Kuwait. I also gained a child in the form of Abbey...

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Abigail Patterson

Secretary

Where are you from?: County Down, Northern Ireland

Why are you in Kuwait?: Primary School Teacher.

Had I played GAA before?: I knew what it was from home but didn't play. 

Why should someone join Kuwait Harps?: Being away from everyone and everything you know can be really daunting but the Harps became my family. You get to meet people outside of work whilst learning a new skill/keeping fit - it's a win win!

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Ayman Tharwat

Treasurer

Where are you from?:  Egypt

Why are you in Kuwait?:  I work as a Pharmacist.
Had I played GAA before?:  I had never played before joining last year.
Why should someone join Kuwait Harps?: It is a good sport to learn but also the Harps Community in Kuwait is amazing. 

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Rebecca Jones

Public Relations Officer

Where are you from?: Teesside (Near Newcastle in England).
Why are you in Kuwait?: To escape all adult responsibilities (I'm also a Year 1 teacher).
Had I played GAA before?: Nope
Why should someone join Kuwait Harps?: It’s a great place to meet new people and have a laugh!

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Roxi Sabbagh

Social Secretary

Where are you from?: South Africa

Why are you in Kuwait?: To experience new cultures, travel (pre Covid) and to take “adulting” to a whole new level. 

Had I played GAA before?: What’s Gaelic?

Why should someone join Kuwait Harps?: If you’re keen to have a good laugh while working out with a great group of people, Kuwait Harps is the place to be.

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Niamh Bracken

Ladies' Players  Rep

Where are you from?: Republic of Ireland, Regular Ireland, Southern Ireland - take your pick!

Why are you in Kuwait?: I enjoy a mental challenge (Primary School Teacher).

Had I played GAA before?: You may not think it, but yes - it was a huge part of my childhood.

Why should someone join Kuwait Harps?: I have never met anyone who has regretted it and it is my 5th year as a Harp!

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Jack Titley-Brabben

Men's Players Rep

Where are you from?: Newcastle, England

Why are you in Kuwait?: Experience a new culture, teach in a primary school and to travel (Also my wife made me come).

Had I played GAA before?: Nope!

Why should someone join Kuwait Harps?: It’s a really welcoming club that always push its members to be their best. It’s great fun and great fitness. (And because we’ve also got a Shrek enthusiast, ps. It's Abbey).

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Dean O'Connor

Middle East Board Rep

Where are you from?: Enniscorthy, Wexford, Ireland 
Why are you in Kuwait?: Art Teacher 
Had I played GAA before?: Yes, up until I was 16 back in Ireland.
Why should someone join Kuwait Harps?: Sense of community and great craic!