DUBAI, 23rd May, 2023 (WAM) — The female football player of Arsenal Club and the England National Team, Bethany Jane Mead, visited Dubai Sports Council (DSC), where she met with Saeed Hareb, DSC Secretary-General, and Naser Aman Al-Rahma, Assistant Secretary-General, besides the delegation of the Cognita Educational Group.
Hareb welcomed the English football female star and the Cognita Educational Group’s delegation and confirmed DSC’s keenness to support all efforts aimed at developing the sports sector and cement relations with the private sector to boost investment for future generations through supporting the sports investment.
Hareb presented to Beth Mead the English version of “My Story”, a masterpiece book written by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai.
Beth Mead, who led the England National Team to win its first title in the European Football Championship 2022 and gained the best female player and top scorer of the Championship, is the ambassador of the Cognita British Educational Group, which owns and runs over 100 schools around the world, and it has eight schools in UAE, seven of which are in the Emirate of Dubai.
Cognita Group is planning to launch professional sports programmes in collaboration with DSC aiming to scout and develop technical levels of talents in the various sports games and to provide them with full support via training, analysis of performance, conducting of tests and medical check and collecting of necessary data through the sports management system.
The delegation lauded the distinctive status of the sport in UAE, besides the appropriate legislation which support investment in the educational and sports fields. The delegation also thanked DSC for its support for all initiatives that meet sports and community goals.
The delegation members expressed pleasure toward the launch of Hamdan bin Mohammed Order of Merit for Schools, expressing keenness to win the title of this Merit in the future.
Mead stated, “I like Dubai, and I visit this city continuously during vacations and various occasions. I am proud to visit Dubai this time to seek ways of launching sports event which will contribute to scout and boost technical levels of talented athletes and popularise the culture of the exercise of sport among students. I am pleased as I am continuously contacting with students and contributing to achieve their sports goals besides their educational excellence.”
She confirmed that Dubai occupies distinctive status, referring that sports stars from all over the world are keen to visit the Emirate and enjoy its splendid weather, remarkable landmarks and utilities besides enjoying the exercise of sport everywhere in the city.