x Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 27 July 2017

Football in Schools scheme final at Sports City

The final game of the inaugural Football in Schools programme has been played during a festival set up by the Ministry of Education, the UAE Football Association (FA) and Mubadala Development Company.

The final game of the inaugural Football in Schools programme was played yesterday, during a festival set up by the Ministry of Education, the UAE Football Association (FA) and Mubadala Development Company at Zayed Sports City.

Fifty-five schools took part in the grassroots programme, designed to nurture players under 12 and expand the game in Government primary schools.

At the festival, 450 pupils from across the UAE received training from FA coaches and physical education teachers. Schools received equipment including balls, cones and mini goals.

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