Abu Dhabi Schools Champions Finals This Weekend

Abu Dhabi Schools Champions, the official schools competition and talent discovery platform organized by Abu Dhabi Sports Council, is getting ready for the for an exciting weekend as the Season Finals get underway.

The finals will feature 46 government and public schools from Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and Al Dhafra with both teams and individual sports set to take place on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th May.

The athletics finals and Cycle 1 football finals will take place at Hudayriyat from 5pm on Saturday with 139 runners, both male and female, competing across 100m, 200m, 400m 100m relay races.

In the Cycle 1 girls football finals, Al Qemma School and Al Thuraya Schools, both from Abu Dhabi, will face each other while Al Zabyania School and Al Fateh School play in the Cycle 1 boys final.

These will be followed by an Awards Ceremony at 8:40pm in the presence of senior government and schools officials, family members, supporting friends and community members.

The action continues on Sunday 15th May as the football, basketball, volleyball and handball finals for Cycle 2 and 3 players will take place at Al Jazira Club from 4pm with 28 school teams.

A full list of fixtures can be viewed below:

Cycle 2 (Boys): Baynouna School (al Dhafra) vs. Al Taawaun School (Abu Dhabi)
Cycle 3 (Boys): Dar Al Uloom School (Al Ain) vs. Horizon School (Abu Dhabi).

Cycle 3 (Girls): Al Ain Juniors School (Al Ain) vs. American International School MBZ (Abu Dhabi)
Cycle 3 (Boys): Applied Tech School MBZ vs. Baniyas IAT School (Both Abu Dhabi)

Cycle 2 (Girls): Fatima Bint Mubarak School (Abu Dhabi) vs. Al Ain Juniors School (Al Ain)
Cycle 3 (Girls): GEMS American Academy (Abu Dhabi) vs. Emirates Falcon School (Al Ain)
Cycle 2 (Boys): Summit School vs. Al Maharat School (Both Abu Dhabi)
Cycle 3 (Boys): Abdul Qader School vs. The Model School (Both Abu Dhabi)

Cycle 2 (Girls): Yas Private School vs. Summit School (Both Abu Dhabi)
Cycle 3 (Girls): Emirates Falcon School vs. Our Own English (Both Al Ain)
Cycle 2 (Boys): The Model School (Abu Dhabi) vs. Our Own English (Al Ain)
Cycle 3 (Boys): GEMS American Academy vs. American International School (Both Abu Dhabi)

These matches will be followed by an Awards Ceremony at 8:45pm.

The Finals will be executed in a festival atmosphere for the whole community with half time shows featuring entertainment and a fan zone with exciting activations alongside the qualifying matches. These include football challenges to test flexibility, speed and precision ball control with exciting prizes. All family and community members are invited to come down, support their players and take part in the Finals Festival.

The Abu Dhabi Schools Champions winners will receive lots of exciting prizes. Cycle 2 and 3 winning teams will win a 7-day Professional Development and Training Camp in Europe with Cycle 1 winners securing some thrilling local experiences.

The Dream Team
The Finals will also feature the unveiling of the ‘Dream Team’ program, a talent discovery program featuring the scouting of talent by Emirati club and international scouts.
In the first phase of the program, 60 top players were selected by participating private and public schools from across Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and Al Dhafra.

These consisted of 40 football players and 20 basketball players which met at Baniyas Club in Abu Dhabi on 7th May, where they engaged in matches against other schools under the watchful eye of scouts from local and international clubs.

Talent Unveiling
Following their performance, where students demonstrated a high level of skill and performance, 16 football players and 10 basketball players will be selected by Abu Dhabi club scouts to form the ‘2022 Dream Team’.

Following the unveiling, the Dream Team will be invited for unique training sessions with national club and academy coaches in Abu Dhabi. The Dream Team will then be invited to play in a first of its kind Super School Cup, where they will play against Abu Dhabi clubs, allowing top talents to experience a professional environment.

For more information, please visit Champions.adsc.ae