Thursday, January 21, 2021 – 6:07 PM
DUBAI, January 21st, WAM – The Dubai Sports Council announced the launch of the “Dubai Schools Games” sports tournament, in cooperation with the Dubai Knowledge and Human Development Authority and organized by the “ESM” company.
The course, in which private schools in Dubai are participating, aims to raise awareness in schools of the importance of exercise and physical activity as a means of promoting physical and mental health and well-being for all.
This came during the technical meeting held yesterday at the headquarters of the Dubai Sports Council in the Dubai Design District, during which Ali Omar Al Balushi, Director of the Sports Development Department at the Dubai Sports Council, James Baueron, and Lee Holyway from the Organizing Committee spoke.
The Dubai Schools Games include 14 different sports, including football, volleyball, basketball, swimming, table tennis, cycling, water polo, chess, golf, cross-country, athletics, games for people of determination, netball and electronic sports.
Teams of different age groups will participate in the session, from the age of under 9 years to the age of under 19 years for boys and girls, and a program to select talents from all sports will be implemented.
This initiative will provide an opportunity for all private school students to show their athletic talents and abilities, and a sports file will be created for each player so that he can benefit from it during his transition to the university stage.
All private schools in Dubai, which number 200 schools across the emirate, are invited to participate in the session, and they can register all teams with them to participate with students of various physical levels, and participation will be free for all schools and students, as more than 50 schools were registered upon announcement. About the organization of the session, and registration will continue during the coming period through the official website of the Dubai School Games via the following link: www.dubaischoolsgames.ae The council also announced the development of a special protocol for competitions to ensure the strict application of the preventive and precautionary measures against Covid 19, and it was approved by the concerned authorities In the emirate of Dubai.
By organizing this initiative, the Dubai Sports Council seeks to develop sports in the school sector, emphasizing the pivotal role that schools play in developing the sports movement in the country as the base of the correct sports pyramid, from which the promising talents that provide clubs and teams and lead them to the coronation podiums in various international forums emanate.
The “Dubai Schools Games” also aims to promote the sports listed in Dubai clubs by expanding the base of practitioners in schools, in order to discover sports talents through school competitions in which students compete, and to provide the clubs with the opportunity to select the best talents from them and include them in their teams in various games.
The sports tournament is also a model for sports cooperation between the Dubai Sports Council and the private sector, which has witnessed the launch of many initiatives, including the corporate sports tournament, football academies tournaments, the corporate managers’ championship of golf, and many other different sports tournaments and tournaments.
WAM / Amal Abidi / Awad Al-Mukhtar / Islam Al-Hussein