DSC, Beyond Riyada to host virtual Dubai Sports Academy Forum


DUBAI — The Dubai Sports Council (DSC), in association with Beyond Riyada, has organized a Dubai Sports Academy Online Forum on June 20, 2020, which will discuss the concerns within sports due to COVID-19.

New rules, regulations, and requirements will be presented and shared with academies, parents and other attendees including the media. This will overall help assist their return to training and playing outdoors whilst following the new directives from the Dubai Sports Council authorities to keep children safe.

Led by keynote speaker, Ali Omar, director of sports development dept at the Dubai Sports Council, the forum will see four panel discussion sessions, to discuss key topics with parents, coaches, athletes and academies coming together under one platform.

There will also be a kid’s panel, allowing kids to voice their opinions on why they chose to play sports and why some of them choose not to. Kris Fade, entrepreneur, and prominent radio host, will moderate all panel discussions.

Virtual rooms, featuring over 30 academies, will be open to attendees post the keynote speaker and panelists and will focus on helping the children stay active during these times, be it indoors or outdoors.

Academies will be allowed to present and promote themselves via a virtual online platform for 10 minutes during the Sports Sampling Session. There will be an abundance of possibilities including, announcements, special offers, chat, and interactive Q&A sessions, polls, workshops, and trivia challenges, not forgetting the digital goody bags.

The forum is an attempt to provide a platform for parents who are eager to get their children back into sports and exercises whilst also allowing academies to showcase what they have to offer and how they plan on proceeding responsibly. — SG