duFC Kicks off in Northern Emirates to a strong start from veteran teams


Monday 21 January 2019

du Football Champions off to a Strong Start in Northern Emirates 
Sharjah, UAE, 21 Jan 2019 – The Northern Emirates leg of the du Football Champions, in partnership with LaLiga, and home of the official UAE Schools and Streets Cups and UAE Girls Challenge, kicked off with many returning and new teams from public and private schools. 
duFC launched the U18 category inviting players from across the country to compete in this exciting new category, which promises to be a showcase of top talent.
With their eye on the prize for the fourth year running, Al Maarifa School cleared a path to the February 2 regional knockout stage, leading each category: Boys U12, Schools U14, School U16 and Boys U18. “We’ve made it the finals day every year but have been denied the championship. We feel strongly that this year, we will take home the gold,” said Ayman Fahmy, Al Maarifa Private School Head Coach. 
But in other groups, Al Zuhour School is shaping up to be quite the threat with the U16s and U14s also winning all their matches. A strong battle looks to be shaping up between these two schools.
In the UAE Streets Cup, Stallions FC secured a spot in the knockout round in both the U16 and U14 categories showing amazing talent on the pitch and potential for players being scouted by LaLiga Scouts.
“We are happy to be back in Sharjah to scout the talents in this region. Lots of strong players are here and we have seen some potential this weekend,” said David Iglesias LaLiga Head Scout. 
du Talents, the Middle East’s first digital scouting platform where players can build their online profile and take fun challenges, with thousands of youth already registered in a short time since the platform launched in October 2018. Challenges posted on the platform give players the chance to win cool prizes while honing specific skills designed by LaLiga scouts to test the players. 
In the end, it has been another week of promising footballing excellence at the du Football Champions, with more to come in the following weeks.
Stay connected via du Talents, the Middle East’s 1st Digital Scouting Talent Platform allowing footballers to be discovered. Join now and be discovered! https://talent.dufc.ae/
About du Football Champions
du Football Champions is a nationwide initiative featuring the UAE’s official Schools Cup and Streets Cup and is the only international youth football scouting platform in partnership with LaLiga. Conducted in partnership with the Ministry of Education, Dubai Sports Council, Abu Dhabi Sports Council and Sharjah Sports Council, du Football Champions aims to achieve sustainable human development through the discovery of promising talents, who will raise the bar on sports excellence at local and national levels as they aim to become the next generation of professional male and female footballers.
Played to world-class standards, the Cups are conducted at a national level and played in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and the Northern Emirates. The Championship is open to boys and girls aged 10-17 and will pave the way for youth to cultivate their sporting talents and aptitudes by enabling them to participate either through their school or together with their friends.
To register your school or for sponsorship opportunities visit: www.dufc.ae
Full games results are posted on www.dufc.ae 
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