DUBAI, 24th January, 2023 (WAM) — Dubai Sports Council (DSC) has launched “Dubai Grassroots Football Festival – U 8” for the sports season 2022-2023, which is organised by Dubai clubs football companies in collaboration with DSC.
The Festival aims to support the sports talents programme and boost grassroots & juniors’ technical level, based on FIFA’s instructions to implement the best world practices in football grassroots.
“Dubai Grassroots Football Festival – U 8” is organised in four stages (Al-Nasr, Al-Wasl, Shabab Al-Ahli & Hatta). The first stage was held at Hatta Club with 150 players from Dubai’s four sports clubs, who joined various sports, entertainment & cultural activities as part of this Festival.
Participating teams were classified into four groups. Each group plays four football matches at different stadiums. After each game, the teams participate in other activities, comprising various sports competitions such as ball shooting, footvolley, running, and tug of war, in addition to awareness lectures and cultural competitions.
The Festival’s second stage is scheduled on Saturday, 4th Feb. at Al-Wasl Club, while the third stage will take place Saturday, 25th Feb. at Al-Nasr Club, and the fourth stage will be held on Saturday, 4th March at Shabab Al-Ahli Club.
The Festival provides technical support for football companies to develop grassroots programmes, provides enough time for promising players to learn and enjoy football games and boost their skills, and enhances Dubai’s position in the sports sector.