Abu Dhabi Sports Council launches Abu Dhabi Schools Champions
Al Fajr 30/09/2019
Abu Dhabi Sports Council, in partnership with the Ministry of Education and the Department of Knowledge and Education, has announced the launch of Abu Dhabi Schools Champions (ADSC), a new multi-sports league to develop and empower youth sports and athleticism and embed healthy lifestyles among schoolchildren in Abu Dhabi. The announcement about this groundbreaking initiative was made at a press conference held at Abu Dhabi Sports Council in the presence of Aref Hamad Al Awani, Secretary General of Abu Dhabi Sports, Humaid Abdulla, Director of Student Affairs of the Ministry of Education, Nasser Khamis, representing the Department of Education and Knowledge, and Hussein Murad, CEO of Inspiratus, the organising company for the tournament. Taking place across Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and Al Dhafra, Abu Dhabi Schools Champions and targeting all 411 private and public schools to compete in seven sanctioned sports: football, basketball, volleyball, handball, athletics, swimming and gymnastics. According to Talal Al Hashemi, ADSC’s director of the championships, invites have already been sent to 411 schools. There will be prizes for winners including a trip to visit Premier League champions Manchester City as well as trials for sports scholarships. The league will be played in world-class venues, including those belonging to the Ministry of Education in all three locations. In addition, venues include New York University, Abu Dhabi Cricket Club and Little Stars in Abu Dhabi, Repton College in Al Ain, and Ruwais Private School in Al Dhafra.