Al Ain Club Launches Public-School Football Tournament with the Participation of 990 Students
Al Ain Club and the Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC) have officially announced kicking off Al Ain Public-School Football Tournament.
In this occasion, a press conference was held at Al Jahili School in Al Ain City attended by Mr. Ali Msarri Al Dhahiri, Member of the Board of Directors of Al Ain Club Football Company and Supervisor of the Football Sector, and Mr. Humaid Abdullah, Director of Student Affairs Department at the Abu Dhabi Education Council along with a number of coaches and administrative staff of Al Ain Football School.
Mr. Humaid Abdullah availed the opportunity to extend to H.H. Sheikh Hazza Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Vice-Chairman of the Executive Council, First Vice President of Al Ain Sports and Cultural Club, First Vice President of the Honorary Council & Chairman of the Board of Directors of Al Ain Sports and Cultural Club, for his deepest appreciation for sponsoring various activities designed to serve the community. He commended Al Ain Club’s initiative in organizing a special league for schools, particularly students of the first circle. He underlined that this age category is in deep need for such type of activity that highlights their skills.
In his turn, Ali Msarri extended his sincerest regards to H.H. Sheikh Hazza Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Vice-Chairman of the Executive Council, First Vice President of Al Ain Sports and Cultural Club, First Vice President of the Honorary Council & Chairman of the Board of Directors of Al Ain Sports and Cultural Club for his kind patronage of Al Ain Public-School Football Tournament. He stressed: “The public schools league is not a new activity, but it is a continuation of the great and longstanding cooperation between Al Ain Club and the Ministry of Education. The league in its first edition will extended over a whole season, contrary to the previous ones which were held over two or three days. This league will be sustained and held repeatedly.”
Msarri shed the light on the key goals of the league, including promoting sport and health awareness among students, consolidating the concept of practicing sports as a life style to fight diseases and to expand the base of number of athletes, particularly football players.
He further explained that the league matches will be held during break times and school leave within the premises of their schools. He stressed that the key purpose of the league is for fun and entertainment and identify the quality players of this age category. “Schools were split into 8 groups with the participation of 990 students representing 33 schools and the final matches will be held at the football fields of Al Ain Football School.