Super Sports Run Series returns for another season with registration now open

David Cooper 22/09/2018
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The Super Sports Run Series returns for a new season and if you want to see why it’s one of the best community events in the UAE, you still have time to sign up.

More than 700 runners of different ages and abilities will flock to The Track Golf Club at Meydan on Friday, October 12 with a variety of distances to choose from.

There are 3, 5, 10 and 16km courses on the agenda with each consisting of different age group categories. The 3km is open for juniors with under 9 years, 9 to 12, 13 to 15 and 16 and over among the group, while the 5km distance is for under 19 years, 19 to 29, 30 to 39, 40 to 49 and 50 and over.

For those that that want to test themselves the 16km and 10km will include male and female categories for under 30 years, 30 to 39, 40 to 49, 50 years and over.

“The Track at Meydan will once again offer some exciting races throughout the season. The newly introduced 10 Miler (16km) from last season will continue to headline the four different distances on offer along with the 3, 5 and 10km,” said Warren van der Merwe, race director from Super Sports Events.

There are different distances to choose from

There are different distances to choose from.

Entry for adults costs Dh175 while it’s Dh125 for juniors. On top of that, as part of Super Sports Events’ vision in promoting a healthy lifestyle, they are also offering a discount to families of three or more.

Included in the price is an electronic chip timing, custom made finishers medal, t-shirt, downloadable race certificates and photographs as well as fruit and refreshments.

With attractive prizes up for grabs on the day, there is even more reason to sign up considering all athletes who finish the race have the chance of winning an all expenses paid trip to Thanyapura in Phuket, Thailand.

Van der Merwe added: “The Track have been amazing in supporting this event over the years and Meydan Hotel have also offered some great prizes for competitors which include restaurant vouchers to the Hotel and Qube Sports Bar. Runderwear have also come on board for this season and will be offering age group winners prizes. The race will start and finish at The Track Golf Clubhouse and will run along the internal roads of Meydan and Nad Al Sheba.”

What: Super Sports Run Series Race 1

Where: The Track Golf Club, Dubai

When: Friday, October 12

Contact: For more information or to register, visit www.supersportsuae.com.

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Still time to register for the Mubadala Community Football League

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Registration is still open

With the new football season underway, the Mubadala Community Football League returns again with registration still open for 2018-19.

Entering its third edition, the event in partnership with Mubadala Investment Company and the Abu Dhabi Sports Council once again gives football fans the chance to take the field and brings them closer to the game they love.

Aimed at fostering community engagement and encouraging youth to participate in sports and embrace healthy lifestyles, the new season sees the expansion of the Mubadala Community Football League to three different locations; Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, and Al Dhafra. Each will have its own competition and crowning of a team of champions. There will be 30 teams where 20 of them will play their matches in Al Ain while 10 will battle it out in Al Dhafra.

For Abu Dhabi, 28 teams from the previous edition will be promoted to the the four groups of the Abu Dhabi tournament. Prior to this step, 120 new teams will compete to qualify.

The league will continue until the top four teams of each group make it to the knockout stages. Al Ain’s league will have two groups, in which the leading four teams of each group will compete in the knockout stages to announce the winner. Al Dhafra will have one group and the winner.

Those who reach the final matches in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain can look forward to playing at the National Stadium in Zayed Sports City with the winners of all three locations awarded on the day.

Homaid Al Shimmari, Deputy Group CEO and Chief Corporate and Human Capital Officer at Mubadala Investment Company said: “We are proud of the continuous successes the league has achieved in inspiring and empowering the young people in our communities to come together and develop their interest and participation in football, while living healthier lives. This positive impact has extended well beyond the playing field and we are now excited to offer more opportunities to youth to get involved in the sport and have fun, while being active today and in years to come.”

The season will run until April 2019

The season will run until April 2019

Aref Hamad Al Awani, General Secretary of Abu Dhabi Sports Council, added: “We are delighted to partner Mubadala in this exciting venture for the third season. This is a very important community football league and held annually within our partnership agreement with Mubadala. Our objectives are to have a dynamic and healthy community through various games and community events, and this football league is popular and well patronized by everyone involved. We at Abu Dhabi Sports Council will do our utmost to support this league which will contribute very strongly to developing friendly ties amongst all competing teams and players.”

What: Mubadala Community Football League

Where: Various locations

When: From October

Contact: For more information to register, visit www.mubadala.com/mcfl

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Kids can learn to play golf for free as part of Abu Dhabi City Golf Club's coaching week

Denzil Pinto 17/09/2018
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Aspiring golfers can learn to play the game without even paying a single dirham as part of Abu Dhabi City Golf Club’s (ADCGC) free coaching week.

Since starting on Friday, it has already been a big hit among juniors and with it running until Saturday, September 22, there is still time to take advantage of the fantastic free coaching on offer.

ADCGC have held the coaching week initiative for the past five years and are confident 2018 will be another success.

“Here at Abu Dhabi City Golf Academy we always look for new ways to attract more golfers and especially junior golfers to the game,” said David Taylor, head professional at Abu Dhabi City Golf Academy.

“For the last five years we have been running it and it attracts more than 250 new golfers every year. Of course with every new junior attending there is the potential to introduce a whole new family to golf.”

Classes are held between 17:00 and 18:00 on weekdays and 09:00 to 10:00 on weekends. Open for ages 4 to 16, youths can learn different aspects of the game.

“During the one-hour session, our team of PGA golf professionals will introduce the basic movements, rules and etiquette of the game to all the new golfers in age specific groups,” added Taylor. “The juniors will enjoy three golf related activities that will offer a snapshot of what we offer in our Junior School. The first activity will be a fun warm up, encouraging team work.

Kids can learn different aspects

Kids can learn different aspects

“The second will introduce the juniors to putting on a specially designed crazy golf course. The final activity will get the juniors learning to swing and hit the ball long, high and straight. On top of that, there will also be a buggy ride.

With a few days to go until the free coaching ends, Taylor insists there are plenty of positives on why parents should enroll their children.

“Very simply, this is a great opportunity for all juniors to try golf at Abu Dhabi’s favourite junior golf academy and all for completely free,” he added.

“Here at Abu Dhabi City Golf Club we strive to provide an accessible, welcoming and fun learning environment for juniors of all ages and their families and friends. We hope to see a week of smiling faces, laughter and happy golfers of all ages, playing this life-long game with family and friends.”

What: Free Junior Coaching Week

Where: Abu Dhabi City Golf Club

When: Now until September 22

Contact: Visit www.adcitygolf.com

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