Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK) has crowned the champions of the Abu Dhabi Schools Sports Cup 2023.

The tournament’s under 15 football finals for boys and girls were held at Mohammed bin Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi. In the girls’ final, Brighton College Abu Dhabi edged 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).

Her Excellency Sara Awadh Issa Musallam, Minister of State for Early Education, Chairwoman of the Federal Agency of Early Education (FAEE) and ADEK Chairwoman, was joined by His Excellency Mubarak Hamad Al Muhairi, ADEK Undersecretary, 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 more than 8,000 participants, including students from more than 200 public, private, and charter schools, as well as universities throughout the emirate.

Her Excellency said: “The Abu Dhabi Schools Sports Cup is part of a wider sports programme 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.

"Sports competitions provide a unique opportunity for young people to cultivate important values like teamwork, perseverance, and sportsmanship.

“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 the Abu Dhabi community, were in for a professional sporting experience. The event began with an 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 six different categories and saw a special appearance from the Abu Dhabi Police Band. The festivities concluded with the awarding of the winners.