Centre of Excellence

The Jebel Ali International Centre of Excellence comprises a Sports Academy and Leadership Centre which provides training and development facilities and activities for sports clubs, schools, youth clubs and corporate businesses from across the globe. The facility is located within the 168 acre grounds of the Jebel Ali International Shooting Club.

Centre of Excellence
Jebel Ali International Hotels developed the Centre of Excellence in conjunction with My Group Direct. The concept was initiated by two former England international footballers Viv Anderson MBE and Tony Woodcock, who identified the need for a comprehensive warm weather training facility in Dubai.

The Centre of Excellence contains a grassed area under floodlights that accommodates two full-sized pitches. These benefit from state-of-the-art technology such as computer-controlled underground irrigation, fertilisation, drying and aerating capabilities. Visiting teams and associations are guaranteed maximum training time, as the playing surface is kept in excellent condition without any disruptive maintenance downtime. The Centre of Excellence also offers an impressive selection of training equipment, treatment rooms and private changing facilities.

In addition to catering for international clubs, the Sports Academy also offers local schools programmes, seasonal training courses and corporate leagues. The FA has also recognised the exceptional learning environment for sport, business and education. The Centre is one of the few facilities outside the United Kingdom to be awarded Approved Centre status allowing the Centre of Excellence to run Level One FA Learning courses.

The Centre of Excellence and the Jebel Ali Golf Resort & Spa offer visiting teams the following facilities and amenities:

  - On site floodlit training pitches
  - A functional gymnasium
  - On site changing facilities
  - On site treatment rooms
  - Accommodation at the Jebel Ali Golf Resort & Spa which ensures privacy and a degree of anonymity
  - Preparation of tailor-made cuisine to meet the exacting requirements of the professional sportsman
  - Laundry facilities which deliver a rapid turnaround of training kit
  - Meeting/class rooms
  - A ‘controlled’ environment where management can regulate the activities of their team members

Leadership Centre
The Leadership Centre at the Jebel Ali International Centre of Excellence provides a range of activities which will challenge, motivate and inspire management and team development. Both interactive and innovative, these outdoor challenges mirror real situations experienced within a work environment and address the practical aspects of communication, motivation, conflict resolution, problem solving and decision making.

Umbro Football Training Academy
The Jebel Ali International Centre of Excellence is proud to re-open the 2nd term of the Umbro Football Academy on the 24th February which will run for 12 weeks. Dubai's leading football facility welcomes all aspiring football players from the age of 5 up to16yrs for the training course. Coached by ex-professional football players Mick Leonard and Chris Brown, youngsters are encouraged to maximize their talent and enjoy competing in inter-academy games. As the leading football facility in Dubai, the centre has played host to some top international football teams, from the UK Bolton Wanders, Blackburn Rovers and West Ham to the Ghanaian national team, to name but a few.

Youth Academy
Join the Jebel Ali International Youth Academy from Sunday 21st September and train where the stars of soccer perfect their techniques. This 12 week training programme is open for all football enthusiasts aged 5-16yrs and registered players receive a full Umbro playing kit, Umbro bag, cap, shin pads and skill ball. Weekly training sessions start from AED 1140* per player. For more information and to book a place on the course please call Chris Brown at the Jebel Ali International Centre of Excellence on +971 4 883 0828 or email [email protected].

Youth League
Put your new skills to the test and sign up to play in the Youth League from Saturday 27th September. With over 200 registered players and 20 teams, the Jebel Ali International youth league looks forward to attracting even more budding stars in 2008. Keen individual players can register and be assigned to a team and current teams may register as a group. Be part of the excitement and compete this September. For more information and to book a place on the course please call Chris Brown at the Jebel Ali International Centre of Excellence on +971 4 883 0828 or email [email protected].

*Above prices are inclusive of 10% municipality fee and 10% service charge.  The offers are valid from 1st until 30th September 2008 or as stated in the promotion.Offers are subject to availability, cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotion or special offer and are not valid on public holidays.