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Set to open for the new academic year in September 2023, the SISD Athletics Academy represents a great training pathway for talented athletics students to work up towards future university scholarships and even international honours in athletics representing their home countries.

Students can train before and after school with dedicated AIS coaches and reduce the need to travel to alternative training locations. Students will receive five dedicated & event specific training sessions weekly with the AIS coaches.

Students taking part in the SISD Athletics Academy will attend day or boarding school at SISD; they will then train outside of school hours and compete in school; national and international athletics meets, with the opportunity to obtain qualifying times from World Athletics ratified events.

SISD already has an amazing track & field setup

and one of the best school gym facilities I have ever seen. With the addition to our coaching support, I believe this is a great opportunity for talented athletes not only to access an excellent school, but also to utilise the school’s fantastic facilities. For busy students and parents, this is a game changer. No more driving across Dubai for late night or early morning training sessions and spending hours in traffic!”

Umar Hameed, founder of AIS Athletics

Rob Duncan, Head of Sport, says: “Our Swim Academy, which started last year, has been a tremendous success. We recently ranked second across all Dubai schools at the recent DASSA Swim competition. We now want to build on that sporting success, and to expand our Academies to include track & field athletics as well.

“The students who train in the morning before school will have the opportunity to join our boarders and our swim team for breakfast, and then head straight into school. No other school can offer this!”

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