A visiting delegation from Yokohama Marinos Football Academy in Tokyo, Japan, is currently in a cohabitation visit to Abu Dhabi. This visit represents phase four of the Abu Dhabi- Japan Football Partnership Program.
Based on ADSC’s plans, this partnership program with Japan aims at developing grassroots and junior footballing in Abu Dhabi emirate.
The program of phase four started on Saturday, February 3, 2018 with a workshop held at Crowne Plaza Hotel in Yas Island in Abu Dhabi.
The workshop has been attended by the members of the visiting Japanese delegation, as well as Ahmed El Messabi, Houriya Al Taheri, Faisal Al Hammadi from ADSC, and the supervisors of football academies of the five major football clubs in Abu Dhabi: Al Wahda, Al Ain, Al Jazira, Baniyas and Al Dhafra.
At the workshop, activities, systems and works of football academies in Abu Dhabi were discussed and reviewed- especially the ADSC juniors’ football festival.
The Japanese delegation also attended and watched the football match of Al Jazira and Al Dhafra in the UAE professional football league.
The visiting delegation will have a busy program for the coming days, including training sessions and friendly football matches with junior teams of Abu Dhabi clubs.
Talal Al Hashemi, ADSC Technical Affairs Director commented on this visit, the Abu Dhabi-Japan football Partnership program, and the cooperation program of ADSC and the Japanese International Cooperation Center (JICE) saying: “This program aims to get to know about the experiences of Yokohama Marinos Football Academy in terms of grassroots and junior footballing. This partnership will also help us at ADSC to contribute to developing junior football teams of the major 5 football clubs in Abu Dhabi emirate.”