Spanish Soccer Schools have kicked off their sixth season and parents can enroll their children to the highly-popular programme.
The School has established themselves as one of the leading football academies in the UAE and it’s easy why it attracts big numbers every year.
Overseen by former Real Madrid and Spain defender Michel Salgado and his experienced team, aspiring footballers can see for themselves why it’s highly rated.
Training at the state-of-the-art football facilities at Dubai Sports City, they follow the same philosophy and training methods used by Spain that saw their national team win the Euro 2008 and 2012 titles as well as the 2010 World Cup.
Their holistic philosophy ensures that children’s all-round development needs are met through sport. As well as learning the basic skills like passing, shooting and defending, the School also emphasises on the importance of sporting values, team spirit and togetherness – skills that will be crucial in everyday life.
Term one has already just begin but having overseen the programmes, Salgado insists there are plenty of positives on why parents should sign up their children.
“We are going into our sixth season of Spanish Soccer Schools and it’s been great to see it progress,” said Salgado, who is the director of Spanish Soccer Schools Dubai.
“We’ve been working hard and successfully developing kids step by step. The Spanish Soccer Schools are my passion and I’m looking forward to working with the young players this term.”
Children can look forward to playing in a fully air-conditioned indoor dome with a natural grass pitch as well as an outdoor pitch with artificial grass.
Days and times vary on each age group with the price costing Dh2,000 per week per team. Term One runs until December 14 while the second begins in January and will run until May.
Given the location, parents can also visit Kickers Bar and Champs café while they kids learn and play the game during their classes.
What: Spanish Soccer Schools
Where: Dubai Sports City
Contact: For more information, visit www.spanishsoccerschool.com
Here’s your chance to start the weekend on a healthy note by signing up for the first race of the Wellman Road Run.
Taking place on Friday, October 5, hundreds are expected to flock to The Track Golf Clubhouse in Dubai and you can still join them with registration closing on Tuesday.
Whether you’re an experienced or new-time runner, there are different distances to choose from with 3km, 5km and 10km on the schedule.
Previous editions have proven to be hugely popular and this weekend’s is set to be no different.
“We are excited to be hosting another series of the Wellman Road Run which continues to attract big numbers,” said Meher Un Nisa, event director.
“All our previous editions have been a big success and that is because participants can enjoy running on a track that is free of traffic. Given it is the opening race of the series, the response has been positive and with a few days to go, I expect a big number and close to 700 people which turned up last time.”
Speaking of the aim of the event, she added: “There are plenty of positives for those who join as it is our motto to do more sports and be active.
“Secondly, it will be the first kick of the sports season. It’s a great way for people to keep busy and enhance their interest. In today’s busy life we all actually need this opportunity to make our body’s healthy.”
There’s even more reason to join considering the winners of the 10k distance will receive prizes as well as an opportunity to win some fantastic goodies in the raffle draw.
What: Wellman Road Run Series
Where: The Track Golf Clubhouse
When: October 5
Contact: For more information or to register visit www.premieronline.com
Action sports brand XDubai, together with Spartan Arabia and supporting partner Dubai Sports Council, are bringing back the XDubai Spartan Women’s Race during the second annual Dubai Fitness Challenge.
Open to women aged 15 and above, the event, which will be held on Saturday, October 27 at Jebel Ali Racecourse, builds on the region’s first Spartan Race and will include not one, but two new race lengths, as well as a Spartan Kids’ Race designed specifically for the next generation of Spartans.
With approximately 2,000 women expected, the event will feature a 5+ km Sprint that packs more than 20 signature Spartan obstacles, and a 13+ km Super with over 25 signature Spartan obstacles, as well as a tougher and more rugged terrain.
Both Sprint and Super lengths will also feature Elite and age group category options for those wanting to test their mettle against fellow competitive athletes, while giving the top Elite racers a chance at glory and cash prizes.
Distances for the Spartan Kids’ Race, which is open to both girls and boys, range from 800m for kids aged 4-6, 1.6km for kids aged 7-9, and 3.2km for those aged 10-14.
Along with being held during the second annual Dubai Fitness Challenge, the event will take place during Breast Cancer Awareness month. In keeping with the spirit and importance of the month, Spartan Arabia has pledged to donate a percentage of the proceeds from the event to the Al Jalila Foundation in partnership with Brest Friends, as well as give participants an easy option to donate when registering for, or competing in, the event. Funds donated will be used to support breast cancer patients and fund ongoing research.
With tickets available now, the Sprint and Super races are exclusively open for female participants, but the fun and interactive festival area will be open to both women and men to cheer on their mothers, wives, friends and colleagues who will be competing in the race.
Mohammed Javad, general manager of XDubai said: “Last year was a monumental year for the XDubai Spartan Race with a series of firsts, including the first women’s Spartan Race to be held in the Middle East and Africa region.
“The feedback from women who participated in that race – many participating in a Spartan Race for the first time – was nothing short of incredible.
“2018 has been an exciting year for women in the region so far and as a brand that inspires people to defy their limits, we’re looking forward to what promises to be a very inspiring event.”
The region’s first Spartan Women’s Race was held in December 2017 at Jebel Ali Racecourse. The 2017 event saw approximately 1,000 women from across the UAE and the region compete in an Open Sprint Race category comprising of 5+ km and approximately 20 obstacles.
With registration open online through www.SpartanArabia.com, and tickets to the race expected to sell out fast, organisers are encouraging all Spartans to sign up as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
What: XDubai Spartan Women’s Race
Where: Jebel Ali Racecourse, Dubai
When: Saturday, October 27
Contact: Visit www.SpartanArabia.com to sign up and for more information