Welcome to the next edition of the Gulf Youth Sport Roundup. This exciting new feature takes a whistlestop tour of the sporting achievements of the region's young athletes over the last seven days. If you would like to feature in future editions, tag GYS on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. Alternatively email your submission to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Magnificent Megan makes her mark
They were congratulations in order for Megan Dingle of DESC and Ultimate Athletics UAE, who competed in the U15 ERRA National Championship 5k last weekend. Against some of the UK’s top young athletes, Megan swooped a silver medal. Well done from GYS! Click here for more.
Adrenaline's international adventures await
GEMS WSO’s Adrenaline and Junior Adrenaline earned themselves a spot at the UDO Asia-Pacific Street Dance Championships in China, in November, after coming first and second in their respective team categories at Dubai’s United Dance Organisation (UDO) Schools Dance Championships. The senior squad will also now represent UAE this summer at the World Street Dance championships in Glasgow. Well done and good luck to both squads, from GYS! Click here for more.
Saints meet Spanish supremo
St Christopher’s School of Bahrain are currently touring Spain with TWEDEX. They visited the Spanish FA HQ last week and were lucky enough to bump into national team manager Julen Lopetegui. The Spain boss took time out of his busy World Cup preparations to take a photo with the squad! Click here for more.
Sherborne working hard as season approaches
The cricket season is getting underway across the Gulf and one of the schools to look out for are Sherborne Qatar. The Ar-Rayyan based school had no less than 40 young cricketers working hard at pre-season training last weekend. Click here for more.
JPS take the win, DESS show spirit
In Dubai, the cricket season is already up and running for many. We thought the sportsmanship on show from DESS after two narrow defeats deserved a mention. They posted on social media: “Two wonderful games of cricket. Both matches came down to the final ball. Congratulations to @JPS_Sport for their wins. #cricketwasthewinner.” Click here for more.
Foremarke find form at DASPA finals
Foremarke may not be the biggest school, but they certainly know how to punch above their weight when it comes to the sporting scene. They secured no less than eleven medals, including three golds, at the DAPSA Athletics Finals at SWISS. Congratulations from all at GYS. Click here for more.
MK grab gold at SPIA Awards
MK Fencing were rewarded for their hard work in promoting the sport of fencing, as they were named ‘Best Sport Youth Academy’ at the SPIA awards. They posted on social media: “This is a milestone achievement for us! Thank you @sport360 and everyone involved #SPIA2018 great evening of celebration of Sport and its values!” Within that category the runner up was ICC Academy and the bronze medal went to Tennis360. Click here for more. A full list of winners can be found by clicking here.
No horsing around for Kings' kids
There was something slightly different on the menu for Kings' Al Barsha’s lucky year 6 and 7 students earlier today. They were invited to take part in the KHDA Alyasoub Project at Aljumooh Stabl. A note on social media said: “This cultural and giving initiative introduced students to the equestrian world with fun interactive activities. Lots of new skills to take away, thank you!” Click here for more.