Dubai Sports Council (DSC), in collaboration with ESM Co., is preparing to organize Dubai Schools Games; the biggest sports tournament of its kind in Dubai which represents the preliminary step for scouting & developing sports talents before moving to join clubs.
DSC organizes this Tournament to increase the school awareness of the importance of the exercise of sport & physical activities as a vital way to boost physical & mental health & enjoy happy life.
The Organizing Committee convened coordinating meetings with DSC to discuss latest preparations for the launch of the 4th edition of the Tournament. The meetings dealt with rules & regulations of the competitions and the conforming of the same to the Olympic games plan, so that all Olympic competitions can be enlisted in the Tournament, and sufficient reports are prepared on sports talents who are named from all competitions.
The 3rd edition of Dubai Schools Games, held during the last sports season, witnessed remarkable success, and it was organized with participation of more than 5000 male & female students from 220 governmental & private schools who competed in 22 various sports competitions; these were: football, volleyball, basketball, rhythmic Gymnastics, golf, people of determination games, tennis, swimming, cycling, badminton, indoor cricket, outdoor cricket, padel tennis, gymnastics, chess, remote chess, esports, bow & arrow, athletics, netball, rugby & teachers’ competition.
The Tournament provides opportunity for huge numbers of male & female students to participate in sports competitions, as participation in this Tournament is free for all schools and students of multi-nationalities, different levels & categories and various ages from 9 to 19 years old. The Talents Scouting Program is implemented in all sports competitions. Representatives from Dubai clubs attend the competitions to scout promising talents and to follow their performance & progress. The Tournament provides unique opportunity for all school students to show their talents & sports abilities.
Sports file has been created for each player who participates in the Tournament, so that he can utilize this file when he moves to the university stage or when he joins a sports club in the future.
The Tournament is organized as part of DSC’s efforts to empower junior & youth athletes and to develop the exercise of sport in the school sector, confirming the eminent role of schools to boost the sports movement in the State, since schools are considered as the solid base of the sports pyramid, from where promising talents are scouted to support clubs and national teams to win titles and attain international achievements.
The Tournament also cements relations between schools & clubs and increases the numbers of Dubai clubs’ associates via increasing the numbers of those who exercise sport in schools and scouting sports talents who contest tough school competitions, held with participation male & female students of various ages & multi-nationalities. Clubs catch this opportunity to scout the best talents in various sports games.
Dubai Schools Games Tournament is a model for sports cooperation between DSC & the private sector. It is according to this fruitful cooperation, several initiatives have been launched; parts of which are the Corporate Sports Tournament, Football Academies Championship and CEOs Golf Tournament besides several other sports competitions. The Tournament boosts students’ physical fitness & enhances entertainment opportunities in juniors’ sector.