Dubai Sports Council has confirmed its commitment to development plans and programmes dedicated to supporting Emirati coaches, young sporting talents and academies
Dubai , Dubai
25 September 2020, 12:00 AM
10 October 2020, 12:00 AM
The Dubai Sports Council (DSC) has confirmed its commitment to development plans and programmes dedicated to supporting Emirati coaches, young sporting talents and academies, as well as sports at schools, despite the challenges posed by COVID-19.
DSC has launched a number of programmes and initiatives over the years to empower Emirati coaches and developing young Emirati talents. This has been one of DSC’s primary focus since its inception and has achieved considerable success through the optimal investment of resources.
Over the years, the number of Emirati coaches at the Dubai clubs has steadily risen and today, 70 of the 130 coaches - or 54 per cent - working at the clubs are Emiratis.
The DSC has organised a number of training workshops and seminars - in partnership with leading international federations and top stars - for their development and progress, and have opened many doors of opportunity for them in Dubai clubs.
DSC also opened doors for young Emirati coaches to work as assistant coaches with the first team and to obtain advanced training certificates, which has allowed many of them to take over the top position since.
Today, 10 Emiratis, who have emerged from these programmes, hold professional training licence (Pro Licence) which allows them to train first teams, and seven of them are working with clubs outside Dubai and with different national teams.