Dubai Colts win at Volkswagen Junior Masters Football Tournament
Dubai, 9 April 2013: Al Nabooda Automobiles, Volkswagen’s sole distributor in Dubai and the Northern Emirates, has praised the team work and skill of local youth football team the Dubai Colts, who took home the prized silverware at the recent Volkswagen Junior Masters tournament.
The Colts, and runner up Dubai College, now move forward to the regional finals which will take place in Dubai on 20 April 2013, when teams from throughout the region will compete to win the Volkswagen Junior Masters Middle East Championships.
The annual championship, now in its fourth year, is sponsored by Al Nabooda Automobiles, in partnership with Volkswagen Middle East and DUPLAYS, the organization which connects people with a passion for sport.
Held at the Jebel Ali Centre of Excellence earlier this month, the Dubai Colts and Dubai College played against other local teams including Jebel Ali Umbro Academy, Al Amana FC, Superstars FC, Emirates International School Jumeirah, Desert Rangers and DIS Sharjah.
Thierry Seys, General Manager of Volkswagen at Al Nabooda Automobiles, said: “The Volkswagen Junior Masters tournament is always such an exciting event, bringing together a collection of young soccer teams who enjoy friendly rivalry.”
“It’s an initiative we continue to support because it encourages children to work as a team, be active and stay healthy. It would be great to see a Dubai team lift the trophy at the regional final next month and we will be rooting for the Dubai Colts and Dubai College at the regional final next month.”
The Middle East first hosted the championships in 2010 with only 16 teams from Abu Dhabi and Dubai participating. Since then, the tournament has expanded to include more schools and clubs throughout the region, with more than 50 teams participating in last year’s event.