Al Jazira Club target Volkswagen Junior Masters Middle East title after Dubai Tournament Success

Dubai, 17 April 2014: Al Jazira Club go into the Middle East finals of the Volkswagen Junior World Masters in Dubai on Saturday aiming to book their place in the climax of the world’s leading U13-boys football tournament in Italy next month.

The Al Jazira Club youngsters came out on top in the Dubai and Northern Emirates qualifier for the Volkswagen Junior Masters staged by Al Nabooda Automobiles last Saturday at the Jebel Ali Center of Excellence.

Along with last weekend’s runners up, Desert Rangers, they now compete against 10 teams from across the region for the Volkswagen Junior Masters Middle East Champions title at the Rugby Park at Sports Academies, Dubai Sports City on Saturday.

The regional champions will represent the Middle East against teams from around the world in the finals of the Volkswagen Junior World Masters in Rome from 7-12 May.

Thierry Seys, General Manager of Volkswagen at Al Nabooda Automobiles, said: “The Volkswagen Junior Masters is one of the largest events of its kind worldwide. We introduced the tournament on a local level in 2010 and it has grown exponentially ever since. The Junior Masters focuses on youths and is part of our commitment to support our local community.”

“The tournament develops players’ skills and confidence, teaching them how to work as a team and encourages them to stay active. I’d like to congratulate Al Jazira Club on their fantastic performance. We hope to see them represent the Middle East in Italy next month.”

The other teams competing in Saturday’s Middle East finals in Dubai are; Al Kuwait Club and Tadamon Club from Kuwait; Muscat Grass Roots Club and Al Jazeera Club from Oman and Evo Soccer and Compass International School from Qatar.

Established 11 years ago by Volkswagen AG, the Volkswagen Junior World Masters is the world’s biggest and most popular youth tournament for U13-boys teams. It is an international competition that unites kids and coaches from around the world.

Since its beginning, the annual event has grown to include 4,700 players, 333 teams, and 245 dealers in its home country alone. Today, the tournament takes place in 23 countries worldwide.

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