E-Sports Football officially recognised by the UAE Football Association

Matt Jones - Editor 00:44 13/09/2015
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E-Sports Football employs a host of UEFA licensed coaches.

E-Sports Football has been awarded club status, meaning it has been officially recognised by the UAE Football Association.

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E-Sports has been one of the leading football academies in the Middle East for more than 10 years, delivering first class programmes to aspiring young footballers in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

Under the guidance of ex-professional footballers and UEFA licensed coaches who all share an ethos and values that are to promote good sportsmanship as well as a positive attitude to team-mates and opponents, every player’s strengths are brought out on and off the pitch.

Success stories include players who have made the jump from the E-Sports platforms to contracts with high profile clubs abroad, including Archie Woods (West Ham United), Hayden Johnson (Oldham Athletic), Eno Nto (Chelsea), Callum Beaver and Harry Francis (Notredame University, USA).

E-Sports Football Club director Terry Kidd said: “We are extremely proud to be the first academy to achieve club status in the UAE. As a non-Emirati organisation this is a fantastic achievement and the result of continued evolvement as a development platform for youth footballers.

“We would like to thank the UAE Football Association for their recognition and look forward to supporting their tremendous efforts to further develop the sport in the country.”

E-Sports offers Early Touches for three-six-year-olds, Skills in Schools for four-11, Boys Coaching for seven-16, Girls Coaching for three-16, Development/Elite Squads and the Junior Football League for six-16.

The team will continue to deliver sessions in several venues located across Dubai under their new title E-Sports Football Club, which opens up new doors including full access to the UAE FA Pro League, putting their players on the same step with successful local clubs Al Ahli, Al Wasl and Al Shabab.

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