It’s Just Football (IJF) and Football Center’s summer camp might well be half-way through their programme, but that’s no reason for budding footballers not to join with places still available.
At the Football Center, Al Quoz in Dubai, the camp which has been running since June 25, has already been a massive success and if kids aged between three to 16, want to find out why it’s highly-rated then there’s still time to register with sessions held until August 31.
“We have been doing the camps for a number of year and each year we try to go big and better,” said Kane Cowburn, head coach and camp director at IJF.
“This year has been very different. The numbers keeps growing and we’re lucky we have three pitches available so we’re not limited in space. “So far, the response has been fantastic this year. It’s been really good and in each session, we’ve been averaging around 90 kids each day and some days that’s higher.”
Held in air conditioned pitches, kids can look forward to a variety of activities that include skill development and fun games.
“Each day there will be exciting games, matches and tournaments all built around improving the skills and techniques of players of every ability in our fully air conditioned facility, with a fun and safe environment,” added Cowburn.
“We try to keep things fresh. We know what the kids like and those we come regularly and return each year, we bring back those activities while also trying new things that keeps them interested.
“Each week we have a different theme whether it’s Olympic or Players theme. We have just completed our Olympic theme where they competed in different event.
Obviously, it’s all football themed and that keeps things fresher because the summer camp runs for 11 weeks and if we keep doing the same thing time and time again, it does get a little bit tedious.”
Running from 09:00 to 16:00, parents can choose from three options: half a day (09:00 to 12:00 or 13:00 to 16:00) costs Dh150, while it’s Dh400 for three days or Dh650 for five days. For those who want to attend the full day, then it’s Dh250 daily, Dh650 for three days or Dh1,000 for five days.
WHAT: It’s Just Football and Football Center Summer Camp
WHERE: Football Center, Al Quoz, Dubai
WHEN: Running until Thursday, August 31