It’s that time of year again, The World School Games returns to fabulous Dubai this Thursday as schools across the globe look to display their talents in 2023.

Schools from Greece, Russia and the United Arab Emirates will travel to luxurious Dubai for an exciting week of U11 sport in athletics, swimming, and football. Youngsters will feel what it’s like to be in the spotlight by attending a pre-media session on Tuesday, 24th January.

During this media experience pupils will be interviewed about how they feel competing on the global stage to having their pictures taken with the official trophy of the games. The local media group, Gulf Youth Sport will host the event and provide further coverage of the young athletes and their schools during the games.

You can stay up to date with Gulf Youth Sport’s media coverage of the World School Games by clicking here.

The highly anticipated opening ceremony kicks-off the games’ festivities this Wednesday for U11 World School Games. as students will then run, jump, and throw past the competition in athletics events on Thursday.

Diving into Friday action, international teams will try and make a giant splash in gaining points for their school in The World School Games, with swimming events taking place.

Argentina won’t be the only world champions in football for much longer, as on Saturday there will be new global football titles announced. Football will be the final sporting event for World School Games come this weekend. The exciting World School Games football tournament will kick-off to find which school will claim their right to hoist the golden trophy.

Each school will look to play hard to rack up as many total points as possible between all three sports in order to secure The World School Games 2023 Champions title.

The full list of schools participating in the exciting three-day youth international event can be found below.

List of Attending Schools:

St Catherine’s British SchoolGreece
Brooks MoscowRussia
Safa Community SchoolUAE
Almuna AcademyUAE
Repton Al BarshaUAE
Dubai International AcademyUAE
GEMS American Academy ADUAE
Brighton College Al AinUAE
Repton Abu DhabiUAE

The World School Games will take place across various sports centres in Dubai. Pupils of all ages under 11 will be given their shot to shine in one of the world’s most iconic cities. Considering the abundance of young talent on display this week, two different competition categories.

The first category is the development events, which is for pupils that may be new to a specific sport, which provides them with the opportunity to grow in activity. Further, the performance level category gives more experience students in a certain sport the ability to compete against likewise athletes.

Best of luck to all the youngsters competing in this year’s World School Games in Dubai!

You can stay up to date with latest action from The World Schools Games this week by clicking here.