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Emirates News Agency – Mansoor Bin Mohammed honored Dubai International Academy and Al Maaref School with the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Medal for Sports Education Schools.


– With the aim of creating a generation of world-class athletes.

– Mansoor Bin Muhammad:
– “Our national schools produce generations of talented people and sports champions who participate in building a promising future for our country.”

– “Public schools are an innovative environment to create and nurture talent capable of raising the UAE flag at international sporting forums.”

Dubai, 26th October / WAM / Sheikh Mansour bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Sports Council, emphasized that schools play an important role in nurturing and preparing generations that will contribute to building the future of the UAE. At the education, science and health preparation level or sports level, it relates to the vitality, activity and happiness of students practicing sports and physical activity.

He said: Thanks to the support of the wise leadership of the education sector and continuous work on the development of educational institutions and their staff, schools in the UAE have produced talented generations in various key fields that will participate in building hope for the future. Our country’s clubs and teams have produced talented athletes and champions who have won many titles in local and various regional and international competitions, these schools deserve special appreciation to honor their sports education efforts. Introduction of Hamdan Bin Mohammed Medal for Sports Education Schools.

He pointed out that public schools are an innovative environment to create and nurture talent capable of raising the UAE flag in international sports forums, competing in major regional and international competitions and competing with talented and younger generations who aspire to reach the top spots.

Sheikh Mansour bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Sports Council, said this was during the visit of the winners of the second session of the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Medal for Sports Education Schools to Al Maaref Boys School and Dubai International Academy. ”, which is awarded to a school by the Dubai Sports Council. Others from the public and private sector who have succeeded in using best sports practices and achieved the highest evaluation scores among Dubai schools won the first such award.

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The Minister of Education, Chairman of the General Sports Commission and Deputy Chairman of the National Olympic Committee, His Excellency Dr. Ahmad Belhol Al Falasi, and the Minister of State for Public Education, His Excellency Sarah Youssef Al Amiri, were also present. President of Advanced Technology and Emirates School Education Foundation and Her Excellency Maryam Al Hammadi, Minister of State, Secretary General and Member of the Council of Ministers. Board of Directors of Dubai Sports Council and His Excellency Saeed Hareb, Secretary General of Dubai Sports Council.

(Creating a Competitive Sports Generation)
The Dubai Sports Council launched the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Medal for Sports Education Schools in 2016 as part of its pioneering efforts to promote sports in various spheres of life within the Sports Innovation Lab organized by the Council. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of the United Arab Emirates, may God protect him of Dubai, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Dubai Governing Council identify sports talents from their first years of school, develop them to represent the country’s club and national teams. Qualifying is a great incentive to fund schools to help build the integrated sports generation of the future. Sports activities, providing adequate facilities and creating awareness about the importance of sports, gives health, vitality and activity to its students. It gives gifted people the opportunity to practice, excel and progress in their favorite sport. A way to represent the country in sporting events.

(72 schools competed for medals)
Within the framework of the second cycle of the medal, 72 public and private schools were evaluated and visited by Dubai Sports Council committees and international expert groups. The evaluation process took place according to 4 main criteria: sports excellence, attracting, nurturing and developing talented people in various sports and eligible to play in the national clubs and teams of the UAE and various countries; Infrastructure, through various specifications, quality and efficiency of sports facilities and facilities for daily use of students; Sustainable health through sports and health programs that contribute to increasing student activity, vitality and happiness, preventing contemporary diseases such as diabetes and obesity, and promoting healthy nutrition; Fourth grade focuses on the efficiency and effectiveness of school administration, by providing qualified personnel to support administration and implement physical, sports, and health activity programs and initiatives.

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(Reasons for Success)
Dubai International Academy won the award reserved for private schools because it allowed its students to practice 19 sports for boys and the same number for girls. More than 1,600 students, representing more than 70% of the school, participated in regular sports activities throughout the school year. Students.

In terms of sportsmanship, 164 teams representing the school participate in more than 700 competitions in various sports during the academic year. The school’s teams won 19 titles in the 2022-2023 season alone. This includes 25 students on sports scholarships. , has a sports ambassador program, and hosts 23 tournaments annually.

In terms of participation in various sports, the school’s teams have participated in many competitions within the country and international competitions in Britain, Spain, Italy, Sri Lanka and India. Its students also participate in Dubai club teams and their countries. National teams in various sports.

(Maref School)
The medal reserved for public schools was won by Al Maaref Boys School.The school has 59 students which includes the National Sports Science Academy for public schools.The school has 630 students including 210 students in Dubai club teams. State Teams. Its team participates in the annual Rugby Sevens tournament, and 90 players participate. 90% of students in each class participate in sports, in addition to school using innovative technology for sustainable health programs for students of all classes.

It is noteworthy that the Dubai Sports Council had introduced an induction meeting for public and private schools in the second session last year, a meeting with students and renowned athletes, and reviewing their positions and achievements and the clubs they belong to. As well as the sports facilities in each school like open grass fields, running tracks, indoor halls, swimming pools etc., as well as food provided to students, visit the health clinic and review the performance of the equipment and its staff, visit the physical education department in the school and review its staff, sports Getting to know about Technical applications and applications.

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