DAPSA/DASSA Select Squads Program Expanding

The chance to represent the DAPSA and DASSA leagues is an opportunity too good to miss for many students.

Trials are underway to be chosen in the representative squads and the program is rapidly expanding.

King’s School Al Barsha director of sport and PE James Bedford explained how this year will continue to grow the initiative.

“With a wealth of talented young sportsmen and women in Dubai, it was a natural step for traditional representative teams to be formed,” he said.

“Last year we setup primary teams in netball, football and rugby, and this year we have introduced secondary teams so the older students of Dubai Schools can aspire to make the representative team.

“The chosen teams will then train together and compete over the next month, forming a team from students they would normally be competing against for their schools.

“It has been a real pleasure to see the students interacting which each other at the trials (in their own school colours) and enjoying showing off their skills to each other.

“Sport really does help bring people together!

“The hope is that the programme continues to thrive and long term goals would be for other Emirates (countries) to form similar teams so we can introduce ‘county’ fixtures within the UAE.”