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  • Dubai International Academy
  • Welcome back and try-outs Season 1 - 2017-2018!Wed 6 Sep 2017Welcome back and try-outs Season 1 - 2017-2018!Read More

    Dear Parents and Students,

    I would like to welcome all of you at the start of the 2017-2018 Year!

    Last year we celebrated many outstanding national and international sporting achievements in football, athletics basketball, swimming, cricket and volleyball. But the one milestone achievement was the UAE Teen Sports & Fitness Awards runner up a position at the Best Youth developmental pathway. This achievement once again put our school on the map as one of the best sports schools in UAE

    While we have had many successes in the past, I am confident we will achieve even better results in all of our programs this academic year.

    As your children become involved in the sports program at DIA, they will experience some of the most rewarding moments in their life. We always strive to have our athletes reach their full potential in all areas of the sports experience - academically, socially, and through the competitions.

    Student athletes are striving to succeed in two demanding areas simultaneously- academics and sports. They have the responsibility of developing and working toward an educational goal as well as training in their favourite sports. We encourage and assist student athletes in maintaining academic eligibility so they can continue to participate in sports.

    Success does not occur overnight; it is an ongoing process. Commitment is a very important part of the students’ development in sports. They must understand that coming on the day of the event or game is not sufficient. Athletes need to understand that practice along with all the other obligations is necessary to achieve success.

    Parent involvement, whether it be as a supportive fun, housing visiting athletes, or volunteering at concessions, is welcome to help in creating the community we wish to be a part of. At DIA volunteering is essential to the success of the programme and development of school spirit. We welcome all students and families to participate in sports at DIA. Involvement in sports will help strengthen relationships between the many families and cultural groups which exist in our school.

    Please take some time to thoughtfully consider your participation in sports for the 2017-2018 year and complete the sign ups that will be displayed on the Sports Department notice board.

    I would like to take this opportunity to give you some information about the seasons and upcoming sports tryouts and programmes.

    Season 1
    September 2017 to January 2018
    Football
    U12 to U18 Boys and Girls
    Swimming
    U12 to U18 Boys and Girls
    Basketball
    U16 to U18 Boys and Girls
    Cricket
    U12 to U18 Boys
    Golf 
    one team based on golf handicap

    Season 2
    November 2017 to March 2018
    Cross Country
    U12 to u18 Boys and Girls 
    Volleyball
    U14 to U18 Boys and Girls 
    Athletics
    U12 to U18 Boys and Girls
    Cricket
    U12 to U18 Boys 
    Badminton
    U12 to U18 Boys and Girls
    Tennis
    U12 to U18 Boys and Girls
    Netball
    U12 to U18 Girls

    Season 3
    March 2018 to May 2018
    Basketball
    U12 to U14 Boys and Girls 
    Table Tennis
    U12 to U18 Boys and Girls
    Softball
    U16 and U18 Boys and Girls

    Secondary School Season 1 Tryouts:

    Swimming 
    When: 
    11th Sep 2017: U12 Boys and Girls (2:45pm-3:45 pm)
    12th Sep 2017: U14 Boys and Girls (2:45pm-3:45 pm)
    13th Sep 2017: U16 and U18 Boys and Girls (2:45pm-3:45 pm)
    Where: SS Swimming pool 
    Training commences in the week of 17th September 2017

    Football
    When:
    10th Sep 2017: U14 Boys (2:45pm-3:45 pm) – half field 
    10th Sep 2017: U14 Girls (2:45pm-3:45 pm) – half field
    10th Sep 2017: U18 Boys ( 3:45pm-5:15pm) – whole field
    11th Sep 2017: U14 Girls (2:45pm-3:45 pm) – half field
    11th Sep 2017: U12 Girls (2:45pm-3:45 pm) – half field
    11th Sep 2017: U16 Boys ( 3:45pm-5:15pm) – whole field
    12th Sep 2017: U12 Boys (2:45pm-3:45 pm) – half field
    12th Sep 2017: U16 Boys ( 3:45pm-5:15pm) – half field
    12th Sep 2017: U16 Girls ( 3:45pm-5:15pm) – half field
    13th Sep 2017: U14 Boys (2:45pm-3:45 pm) – half field
    13th Sep 2017: U16 Girls (2:45pm-3:45 pm) – half field
    13th Sep 2017: U18 Girls ( 3:45pm-5:15pm) – whole field
    14th Sep 2017: U18 Girls ( 3:45pm-5:15pm) – half field
    14th Sep 2017: U18 Boys ( 3:45pm-5:15pm) – half field
    Where: Football field 
    Training commences in the week of 17th September 2017

    * training schedules will be the same days and times as the tryout session Basketball

    When: 
    10th Sep 2017: U16 Boys (2:45pm-3:45 pm)
    10th Sep 2017: U18 Boys ( 3:45pm-5:15pm) 
    11th Sep 2017: U16 Girls (2:45pm-3:45 pm)
    11th Sep 2017: U18 Girls ( 3:45pm-5:15pm)
    12th Sep 2017: U16 Boys (2:45pm-3:45 pm)
    13th Sep 2017: U16 Girls (2:45pm-3:45 pm)
    13th Sep 2017: U18 Girls ( 3:45pm-5:15pm)
    14th Sep 2017: U18 Boys ( 3:45pm-5:15pm)
    Training commences in the week of 17th September 2017

    Cricket
    When: 
    11th Sep 2017: U14 Boys (2:45pm-3:45 pm)
    12th Sep 2017: U18 Boys (2:45pm-3:45 pm)
    13th Sep 2017: U16 Boys (2:45pm-3:45 pm)
    Where: Cricket nets
    Training commences in the week of 17th September 2017

    * training schedules will be the same days and times as the tryout session

    Sports information & Schedules:

    Detailed lists of secondary school events and fixtures will be displayed on our school web page www.diadubaisport.com

    Please follow us on our social media profiles to be up to date with the latest news and results:

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    Twitter: 
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    #diadubaisport #passionforsport #diaalltheway #GoWolves
    At Dubai International Academy we have talented young athletes who participate in a wide array of sports teams and events. Our goal is to help develop student talent and give every individual the opportunity for success.

    Also, I would like to invite everyone to support our athletes throughout this sports season. We will be delighted to see you out there cheering on our teams.

    I am looking forward to another successful sporting year ahead!

    GO WOLVES!

    Yours in Sport,

    Mihail G. Kouzev
    Director of Sport & Activities
    DUBAI INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY
    Tel: (+971) (0) 4 368 4111 ext. 208 Fax: (+971) (0) 4 3619050; P.O. Box 118111, Dubai UAE
    Email: mihailk@diadubai.com  ; web: www.diadubai.com

  • Swiss International Scientific School Dubai
  • 2017/2018 SISD Team and Schedules Announced!Wed 7 Jun 20172017/2018 SISD Team and Schedules Announced!Read More

    Please click on the "Resources" tab followed by "Downloads" on our www.sisdsport.com website to find the 2017/2018 Team Info Calendar.  This document outlines all our teams for next school year along with their scheduled term, weekly practice and game day(s).  Further to this, all interested parties should read our Team Handbook to understand all expectations.  The Team Handbook document can be found in the same location as the Team Info Calendar.

    GO SISD GO!

  • Kent College Dubai
  • Week 6 - Term 3Thu 18 May 2017Week 6 - Term 3Read More

    Final week of Sports fixtures at Kent College for 2016/17

    Monday 14th 

    U12 Boys travelled to EIS Jumeirah for their final playoff games

    Results 

    Kent vs BPA = Kent won 10 - 8

    Kent vs EISJ = Kent Lost 24 - 7

    The boys got a tough lesson in how to keep possession and how to be clinical in shooting when presented with an opportunity. EISJ were very drilled and confident on the ball and we lacked the precision in passing that was needed to get to the basketball more often than we did. 

    Tuesday 15th 

    U12 Girls travelled to Nord Anglia for their final playoff game

    Result

    Kent vs Nord Anglia = Kent lost 20 - 4

    This was definitely a game that needed to be watched, as the scoreline does not do the girls justice. Their defense was much more together and the girls we getting more opportunities to shoot than in previous weeks. This bodes well for next years leagues and with more exposure to the game, the girls will become more confident. 

    Wednesday 16th 

    U14 Boys travelled to JBS for their final playoff games

    Results 

    Kent vs CIS = Kent won 10 - 8

    Kent vs JBS = Kent Lost 9 - 2

    Two very closely fought games against equally talented opposing teams. Our boys defended incredibly well but we just had one of those days when we couldn't score. I really hope this team have learnt from their first season as for some of them they will be playing in the U16 team in the first term back.

    Wednesday 17th 

    U14 Girls travelled to DBS for their final playoff games

    Results 

    Kent vs AAA = Kent Lost 11 - 10

    Kent vs DBS = Kent Lost 25 - 9

    We went to this fixture with 6 players as the year 9 players were out on a trip. The first game we should have won. The girls were 8 points ahead going into the last 5 minutes and then unfortunately made too many mistakes and allowed the other team to capitalise. The game against DBS was a one team game. They were very confident ball players and I question how they managed to be in one of the bottom playoff games, as they had 4 very competent basketball players that made light work of our team. 

     

    Our goal this year was simply to compete and learn from the experience. We had some great performances throughout the 4 teams and I really feel we learnt a lot about each other and have a much to be proud of. 

     

  • Sat 13 May 2017Week 5 - Term 3Read More

    Semi Final Playoff Week 

    Unfortunately the results have echoed what happened last week. The league format for the playoffs, is where each school plays against teams that have had like for like results in the league, therefore the games should be pretty fair and even. 

    U12 Boys went to JESS and played a three way fixture night against JESS and WSO. 

    result:

    Kent 4 vs JESS 12 and Kent 11 vs WSO 12

     

    U12 Girls won their game vs American Academy through default.

    Result:

    Kent won through walk over and immediate progress into the finals week. 

     

    U14 Boys played host to DIA and GEMS Metropole in another three way fixture. An exceptionally tough fixture that was closely fought between all three teams. 

    Results:

    Kent 11 vs DIA 31 and Kent 5 vs GEMS Met 21

     

    U14 Girls played host to DESC (B) and DC (C) teams. Three highly enjoyable and challenging matches for our Kent girls. DC and DESC have some very athletic and talented ball players but our girls pushed them and had each game competitive. 

    Results:

    Kent 13 vs DESC 18 and Kent 10 vs DC 20

     

    U15 Boys Tapeball Quarter Final vs Dubai College

    Kent went into bat first and scored 90 for 7 wickets. Unfortunately we gave away too many early wickets ,which put the pressure on our tail batsman. Despite all our best bowling efforts we couldn't see out the game and unfortunately lost by 3 wickets and 4 runs. The team have really development and progress and this bodes well for the NSL league and next years tapeball leagues. 

     

     

  • Thu 4 May 2017Week 4 - Term 3Read More

    This was the final week of group games in all Basketball leagues for our U12 and U14 Girls and Boys teams. Depending on the results, will determine who we play and in what semi final playoff we will be in.

    Results

    U12 Boys lost narrowly to Rashid Boys School

    U12 Girls lost to a strong DESC A team

    U14 Boys lost convincingly to a determine JESS team

    U14 Girls lost at home to DESC

    and our U13 Cricket team lost their final league match to Sheffield School

     

    These matches are all great experience for our young teams.