FOOTBALL: La Liga Academy to Launch in UAE

LaLiga today announced the worldwide launch of its first ever Football Academy. The even bigger news? They're launching it here in the UAE in September!!

Held in four locations across the Emirates, LaLiga aim to raise the bar on youth football development in the UAE by employing a team of UEFA pro-certified Spanish coaches, who will be charged with delivering the same world-class training that has produced the superstars of La Liga.

Speaking about the Academy, Fernando Sanz, LaLiga General Director MENA and Head of International Sports Projects, said, "We are proud to launch LaLiga Academy and to establish the first academy worldwide right here in the UAE. At LaLiga Academy, youth from across the UAE will benefit from the best coaching from the strongest league in the world, while providing top talent with a clear pathway to pro football careers or to pursue football scholarships at top universities in Europe and the U.S."

The Academy, which will have locations in both Abu Dhabi and Dubai, will be open to boys and girls across the UAE from ages 5-16. To register for the academy and for more information, visit: