Potential Messis and Ronaldos start out in the United Arab Emirates

Sportlomo are pleased to be part of an exciting and unique event that is being held right across the United Arab Emirates. Sportlomo are providing the membership and player registration system and also the competition management platform for this cup. It is expected that over 12,000 players across the UAE will be registered through our systems.

The Spanish football league La Liga, home to great clubs like Barcelona and Real Madrid is partnering with the UAE Schools Cup and Streets Cup to support the initiative. It is the first partnership of its kind in the UAE where a leading European football league commits to scouting for talent and providing training for them in the world’s best state-of-the-art football facilities. La Liga will be providing professional league coaches from Spain who will not only scout, but also mentor players.

Both Cups will run concurrently with each other. School teams and street teams from Al Ain, Abu Dhabi city, Dubai and the Northern Emirates will play their group and qualifying stages locally at Al Ain Football Club, Zayed Sports City Abu Dhabi, The Sevens Dubai, Sharjah Football Club, respectively. National semifinals will be played at The Sevens Dubai and the finals will be played on the Dubai Mall ice rink.

The Grand Prize for the UAE Schools Cup Boys U14 & Girls U17 is a 3-day all-expenses paid trip to watch Manchester United play live at Old Trafford. The Grand Prize for the UAE Schools Cup Boys U16 and UAE Streets Cup is an all-expenses paid 14-day trip to the Andalusia region of Spain for training, competitive matches and football tourism with La Liga.

Additionally top players of the tournament, as determined by Championship Director and Real Madrid legend, Michel Salgado, will be selected from the entire tournament to join the Spain 2-week trip. Moreover, players on the Spain trip have the chance to be scouted by La Liga coaches who are training them for a chance to play at one of the top clubs in La Liga.

Week 1 started last weekend and over 2,000 players took to the field at Zayed Sports City stadium in Abu Dhabi, you can follow the results here.

Check out our UAE football case study here: