Dubai / Thursday, March 8th, 2018: UAE FA Technical Department has organized grassroots festival for school boys (born in 2008/2009) yesterday at RAK club with participation of 230 pupils. The festival was organized within the context of UAE FA endeavors to widen the base of football practicing and assist the clubs in communicating with schools to explore new talents.
The festival was supervised by the AFC Instructor, Abdulla Hassan; Abulrazaq Al Kaabi, Head of Futsal, Beach Soccer and Women Football; and Salem Jassas, the coach of RAK Training Centre. It was attended by Hissa Saif, RAK FC Vice President and other officials from RAK FC.
The grassroots festivals are come within UAE FA program to scout talents at early stages, nurture them and follow-up their formation for a prospective selection to UAE national teams in the future. By staging these festivals at clubs, they are encouraged on cooperating with schools via engaging them in the program. Such festivals are valuable opportunity for the coaches of age groups to explore the capabilities of young players.