Dubai Sports Council continues Attracting & Developing of Talents in all Sports Games
Dubai Sports Council has announced that the 5th edition of “Dubai Open Basketball Academies Championship” will be held from 28th Oct. 2023 to 10th March 2024 with remarkable participation of 2000 male & female players of various ages, representing 65 teams who will compete in 400 matches.
The “DOBA Championship” aims to attract & develop promising sports talents.
The Championship's details were declared in a press conference, convened at DSC's premises, and addressed by Mr. Ahmed Salem Al-Mahri, Director of Sports Development Dept. / Mr. Mohammed Al-Hammadi, the CEO of the UAE Basketball Association / Mr. Muneer Ahmed Al-Emam, President of Delta Co., the organizational partner of the Championship.
The press conference was held in the presence of Mr. Ahmed Sulaiman, Director General of Jam Academy, the Supporting Partner of the Championship / Mr. Rashid Al-Falasi, CEO of the Canadian Hospital, the Medical Partner of the event / representatives of participating academies.
Mr. Ahmed Salem Al-Mahri stated: “We are pleased to announce the launch of the new edition of Dubai Basketball Academies Championship, which is held as part of the Dubai Government Strategy 2033, and according to DSC's policy, aiming to attract promising sports talents. The Championship has witnessed remarkable development, as the numbers of participating players have exceeded 2000 male & female players representing 65 teams from governmental & private academies in addition to academies from overseas who will all compete in 400 matches, taking place throughout five successive months. The event is a distinctive platform aiming to attract & develop sports talents and supply clubs & national teams with promising stars who will catch this opportunity to boost their technical levels to attain achievements & win titles in various fields.”
He added: “We thank the UAE Basketball Association toward its remarkable efforts to support the Championship. We also thank Jam Academy which contributes to all basketball competitions, organized by DSC. Thanks are also extended to Delta Co. toward its organizational efforts in this Championship & other basketball competitions, arranged by the Council. We wish the best for all participants in this Championship”.
Mr. Mohammed Al-Hammadi remarked: “I have the pleasure to convey the compliments of H.E. Ismail Abdulla Al-Gerqawi, the Board Chairman of the UAE Basketball Association. In this regard, the Association is pleased to provide all support to ensure successful organization of this Championship and all other basketball competitions, particularly the basketball competitions which target the various age groups & academies. We thank DSC toward its successive efforts to attract & develop promising sports talents”.
Mr. Muneer Ahmed Al-Emam referred: “It is a competitive Championship which will be held with participation of several promising talents whether from governmental or private academies or even from overseas academies. The Championship will supply clubs & national teams with distinctive promising stars. A technical committee has been assigned to analyze data & observe the development of participating players. We have launched a Talents Club to attract distinctive players in the various sports games. The Talents Club will act to develop these promising stars and to form teams to participate in various competitions”.
The Championship is held with participation of players from the ages of 8 to 18 years old, who will be classified into several groups in each category, taking into account that each group to contain at least 6 teams. Matches of the Championship will take place within three days weekly and will be managed by referees who are accredited by the UAE Basketball Association.