FOOTBALL: Thistle storm to U10 Title

Abu Dhabi Thistle U10 (Reds) went into the final day of the season knowing that in order to take home the Division 2 title, they had to score goals, and lots of them.

The boys did just that; a resounding 11-0 victory piling the pressure on title rivals City Select Stones, and leaving the title hanging in the balance.

In order to reclaim top-spot, City would have to overcome the same opposition by seven clear goals or more. Score seven goals they did, but their defence couldn't quite hold the PASS Abu Dhabi strike force at bay, meaning it was Thistle who took home the spoils.

ADYL Ambassador, Mohammed Jamal of Al Jazira FC, was in attendance to present the delighted players with their well-deserved trophy, capping off a great end to an iunforgettable season

The players and coaches involved in the Abu Dhabi Youth League will now take a well earned winter-break, before the new season begins in January. To find out more about the league contact league organiser Seth Amoafo at

Huge thanks to our Abu Dhabi Football correspondant Stuart Birkwood for these fantastic images and match report. If you have a story, or photos, you'd like to share on GYS, drop us an email at