(MENAFN- Emirates News Agency (WAM))
ABU DHABI, 20th March, 2023 (WAM) -- Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK) crowned the champions of the Abu Dhabi Schools Sports Cup 2023.
The tournament's gripping Under 15 football finals for boys and girls were held at the Mohammed bin Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi City. In the girls' category final, Brighton College Abu Dhabi edged out British School Al Khubairat with a 2-1 score, while International School of Choueifat (Mushrif) won the boys' U15 title with a 1-0 victory over their colleagues from International School of Choueifat (Al Ain).
Sara Musallam, Minister of State for Early Education, Chairwoman of the Federal Agency of Early Education (FAEE) and ADEK Chairwoman, was joined by Mubarak Hamad Al Muhairi, ADEK Under-Secretary, to present the trophies and medals to the champions of all the Abu Dhabi Schools Sports Cup 2023 games.
This tournament began in January and featured over 8,000 participants, including students from more than 200 public, private, and charter schools, as well as universities throughout the emirate.
“The Abu Dhabi Schools Sports Cup is part of a wider sports program and as we continue growing the competition by adding different disciplines in line with our strategic goals for building an active school community, we are pleased to see the growth of promising talents,' said Musallam.
'Sports competitions provide a unique opportunity for young people to cultivate important values like teamwork, perseverance, and sportsmanship,' she added.“The Abu Dhabi Schools Sports Cup is an essential part of our efforts to enhance students' physical fitness as well as the interpersonal and social skills that can positively affect their academic attainment. By fostering a culture of physical activity and healthy competition, we can help future generations develop the skills and habits they need to lead happy, fulfilling lives. We believe that investing in school sports competitions is an investment in the future of our communities.'
Passionate sports enthusiasts, from family, friends, and the entire Abu Dhabi community, were in for a professional sport experience. The event kicked off with a dynamic opening ceremony that saw Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Awal School students perform the National Anthem. The interval show was a celebration of the winners from 12 winning teams who won in 6 different categories and saw a special appearance for the Abu Dhabi Police Band. The excitement peaked with the highly anticipated awarding of the winners, leaving everyone thoroughly entertained.
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