WSG Dubai

The World School Games made a hugely successful return to Dubai after a two-year absence as over 900 students from across the globe took part in four days of top-class sporting competition. St Saviour’s School Ikoyi, Children’s International School and Chrisland School made the journey from Nigeria to join schools from across Dubai at the event which was established in 2018. Three age groups competed at the same event for the first time with U11, U13 and U15 categories providing an opportunity to showcase the very best talent in athletics, swimming and football on the world stage. With overall Games points available on all three competition days in addition to medals for the top performing competitors in each event, every place counted towards the team standings. The Games opened on Thursday 10 March at Dubai Sports City Sports Park with Dubai Eye’s Robbie Greenfield in charge of proceedings during the opening ceremony, with flag-bearers

A warm welcome to Dubai and the 2022 World School Games. After two years without The Games we are absolutely delighted to play host to students, staff and spectators in the UAE once again. This year will see U11, U13 and U15 school teams compete across the same weekend in what is set to be the biggest World School Games to date.The Covid-19 pandemic rocked us all in early 2020 and at times during the months which followed we were unsure how long it would be until normality returned. With sport a hugely important part of the lives of students across the world we are very pleased to present the World School Games this year. With two years off we have had the chance to reflect on the World School Games, and the World School Games Event Series more widely, and make some improvements which we hope will make each event more enjoyable for

The World School Games is delighted to confirm a new partnership with Eshara Water, the UAE’s leading producer of atmospheric water generators (AWG’s). Head Quartered in Abu Dhabi, Eshara’s generators create an instant supply of high quality drinking water from the air that we breathe, through a hyper-efficient condensing process. As World School Games continues to grow its commercial partnerships both domestically and internationally, it is delighted to welcome Eshara as its first ever sustainability partner. Eshara generators will be on display at the upcoming event in Dubai, providing high quality drinking water for athletes and spectators, whilst the brand will feature on the athlete’s participation shirts. Eshara is playing a key role in the 'Dubai Can' initiative with generators in place at both Mall of the Emirates and Deira City Centre metro stations and is working closely with the World School Games to expand its reach to the UAE schools’ market. The

A much loved PE Teacher and Athletics Coach who tragically passed away in a car accident at the age of 31 will be commemorated with an award named in his honour at this year’s World School Games. Julius Oniosun, a valued member of the PE department at Lagos Preparatory & Secondary School, was an ever present at the World School Games; his warm smile and gentle nature brought calm and peace despite the cauldron of emotion that went on around him, and he was loved and respected by students, parents, and colleagues alike. Pictured above is Julius with his Lagos Preparatory School squad at the inaugural World School Games in 2018. Inspired by Julius' leadership the school have been an ever present at #WSGDubai, improving on every occasion. WSG director Andrew Cook said: "We were desperately sorry to hear that Julius was involved in an accident in December 2020, and it is

The World School Games is set to make a roaring comeback, with over 900 student athletes laying it all on the line in March as they bid to be crowned World Champions, making it the largest ever edition of The World School Games. After a two-year hiatus, the 2022 edition is set to showcase a number of new features, with a brand new age division, a change of venue, and new disciplines in both athletics and swimming. Event Director Andrew Cook explains more about the new features. New Age Division “The Coaches have been asking us for years to introduce the Under-15 division! Many of these kids will have their sights set on athletic scholarships or careers in sport, so the opportunity to compete on the international stage is priceless for them; we can’t wait to see them perform.” “The additional age-group means we’ll have more teams and athletes on site than ever before, which