Players in action during the matchweek of the Dubai Sports Council Football Academies Championship.
Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
El Talento Football Academy and La Liga High Performance Centre (HPC) have cemented their positions at the top of their respective groups in the Under-16 division following emphatic wins in Week 6 of the Dubai Sports Council Football Academies Championship.
El Talento drubbed Foxes Red 7-0 to maintain their all-win record and take their tally to 12 points from four matches in Group B, while La Liga HPC defeated Alliance 3-0 in Group A to bolster their position at the top with 12 points from four games.
La Liga HPC are also heading the Under-18 division with 9 points from three matches following their 4-1 win over Excellence Football Academy on Saturday, but El Talento Football Academy, who have six points from two games, will be fancying their chances when they get back into action this coming weekend.
In the Under-14 Group A, La Liga HPC have punched their tickets as group leaders following a 4-1 win over AFA Aguero on Saturday. The win means La Liga HPC have completed their U-14 group engagements with 15 points from five games and an all-win record.
The premier age-group football tournament in the country, Dubai Sports Council Football Academies Championship will top a busy and diverse calendar of Dubai Sports Council’s events for the coming months.
The tournament features 52 teams and more than 850 of the best young talents from 18 academies, who will be competing in six different categories: Under-8, Under-10, Under-12, Under-14, Under-16, Under-18.A total of 280 matches will be played in the tournament, across 15 weekends until March 6, 2021, at The Football Centre DSC, which opened its doors last month and is the new home of La Liga Academy and La Liga High Performance Centre (HPC).
Dubai Sports Council’s seventh Annual Development Programme for Dubai Club Coaches kicked off on Saturday with former Holland and Australia national Under-17 and Under-20 team coach Jan Versleijen.
She is Modhi Al Ali, a young Emirati girl who has become part of Manchester City FC’s global campaign to get more women playing football.
The Pro League and UAEFA held a meeting to discuss the kick-off date and calendar for the new season. The proposals have been sent to the 14 participating clubs and broadcasters but the final dates will be announced later.
To ensure the safety and wellbeing of the participating cyclists, organisers of the Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge have diligently put together several procedures to guarantee a great race experience, whilst providing a covid-safe environment for the cycling community of Dubai.
A 13.2km time trial will get the 109th edition of the Tour De France underway, before the riders eventually roll into the mountains and push their bodies and physical capabilities to the absolute limit.
Wimbledon will give Ukrainian refugees free tickets to the tournament and donate £250,000 to those affected by Russia's invasion of the country, the All England Lawn Tennis Club, said.
In 69th Board of Governors meeting, Pakistan Cricket Board also approved Rs15b 2022-23 budget with 78 per cent allocated to cricket activities.