Once again, the GEMS Sports Series managed by ESM has offered countless students across the UAE the chance to play competitive sports at the highest level. Representing their age group, playing against other teams from other schools and being awarded for their talents is what the GEMS Sports Series is all about.
While some students play football, others have the skills to shoot basketball and some are talented in running track, swimming or martial arts. Keeping in mind the talents and passions of all students in mind, ESM are always looking to expand the range of sports tournaments being offered in the GEMS Sports Series, which has proven to greatly impact the lives of many top aspiring athletes at schools across the UAE.
Our original vision for the GEMS Sports Series was simple, it was to be ‘Inclusive – Active – Competitive’ and I believe we have fulfilled our promises to deliver more and more competition for students across the UAE and we plan to grow the series even more.
James Bowring of ESM
After the successful completion of last year’s GEMS Sports Series, organisers are looking forward to a new season this year with an additional sports competition. The aim this season is to add even more sports, thereby creating more opportunities for our students across the UAE.
We will be having a total of 16 tournaments for the coming year 2019-20. Starting the year with the GEMS Karate Cup which will be held at the GEMS Wellington Academy – Al Khail this October and ending with the GEMS Basketball Cup, taking place at the Dubai World Trade Centre during June 2020.
Setting the stage higher this year with the introduction of additional tournaments namely; the Gymnastics Cup, the Dance Cup and the E-Sports Cup. This will be the first E-Sports Cup organised in the UAE, bringing students across all GEMS schools to compete together. This tournament might also create the platform for the gamers to strive to compete on a world stage since there’s talk of adding E-Sports as a “demonstration sport” in the 2024 Olympics.