Some of Otley's finest young sportsmen and women have begun an eight-day trip to Dubai.

While there, the 50-strong group of rugby and netball players from Prince Henry's Grammar School will play a series of games against local teams, while also taking in some of the sights. The trip represents the third successive year the school has sent students on a sports tour to the United Arab Emirates.

The participating pupils – 31 rugby players and 19 netball players – raised the money for the trip through a variety of fundraising events. JR Sports and Club Energy, of Otley, sponsored some of the teamwear for the visit.