Dubai Sports Council launches the Sports Excellence Festival

The Dubai Sports Council (DSC) will reward clubs in the emirate with end of season awards based on various criteria laid down by the sports body.

This decision was taken at the 15th meeting of the DSC Executive Council chaired by Mattar Al Tayer on Monday.


The DSC has undertaken the task of raising the level of clubs housed within Dubai in attempt to give youngsters the opportunities to excel in their chosen sports disciplines.

Dubai Sports Council

Keeping this in mind, the executive council of the DSC was of the opinion that such a task also needs to have a proper evaluation system that will portray the best of the clubs on a set criteria and guidelines through the course of the season.


Starting now, all clubs in Dubai will be evaluated as per regulations laid out by the DSC Secretariat General under Law 11 of 2009 that aims to enhance clubs’ performances based on efforts exerted by the bodies in promoting excellence so as to inculcate growth of a sporting community.


The draft on regulations had been submitted before the DSC for ratification in the middle of February after the clubs had offered various recommendations in the framing of the rules.


After all clubs in Dubai are evaluated by a special panel appointed by the DSC, the winners will be rewarded with special recognition awards at the Sports Excellence Festival to be held in September.

“This is a step in the right direction for sports and people associated with sports in Dubai,” noted Al Tayer.


“The Executive Office is eternally grateful to Shaikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of DSC for his support and personal interest in ensuring we take sports to the next level,” he added.


Recently, Shaikh Hamdan had instructed the appointment of UAE trainers as assistant coaches in all clubs starting from the 2011-2012 season in an attempt to nurture local talent by assuming technical and administrative responsibilities.


Urging all clubs to take full advantage of new regulations being implemented at club level, Al Tayer predicted the foresight of Shaikh Hamdan’s decisions. “Shaikh Hamdan’s decisions are bound to have long-term effects on the sports sector. And the officials from various clubs too have been showing a lot of support to this unique venture,” Al Tayer noted.


DSC singled out Al Ahli and Al Shabab for taking the initiative in establishing specialized medical facilities in accordance with the guidelines of the Sports Medicine Committee of Dubai and run in coordination with the DSC and the Dubai Health Authority. Al Tayer urged the other clubs in the emirate to follow suit and get access to proper health care at the club level.