After a three-year hiatus, the World School Basketball Championships returns to luxurious Abu Dhabi this weekend as worldwide teams will be competing in the United Arab Emirates.

Schools from Jordan, Egypt, Russia and the United Arab Emirates will travel to the prestigious New York University, Abu Dhabi for an exciting weekend on the court which tips off on Friday 11th of November, with the best team at each age group crowned World Schools Basketball Cup Champions.

Matches will take place at New York University, Abu Dhabi’s sports centre, which annually hosts international sporting events, and Cranleigh Abu Dhabi. Basketballers of all ages will be given their shot to shine in one of the world’s most iconic cities. The tournament will welcome U13 – U19 boys and U15 girls competitions with a group stage and elimination fixtures for all participating squads, including a three-point contest hosted on Friday. All teams entering the autumn basketball classic can be found in the table list below

SchoolAge Group
*(G – Girls)
ICS AmmanU15 and U19
Safa Community SchoolU13, U15, and U15 G*
Hartland International SchoolU15
British International School CairoU15, U15 G, and U19
New English SchoolU13
Universal American SchoolU19
Dubai International AcademyU15, U15 G, and U19
Dubai British SchoolU19
Raha Intl SchoolU13 and U19
Greenfield International SchoolU13, U15, and U19
GEMS WSOU13, U15, U15 G, and U19
Collegiate International SchoolU19
Brookes MoscowU19
Dubai CollegeU15 (2 Teams) and U19
ACS Abu DhabiU13 and U15
GEMS CISU13, U15 G, and U19

Andrew Cook, of the World School Basketball Championships organising committee, is really looking forward to welcoming teams from across the globe to Abu Dhabi later this week for the second edition of the event.

“It’s been a long three years since our last World School Basketball Championships in Abu Dhabi and we are raring to go on Friday. The facilities are excellent and it’s going to be so great to see all of the teams in action across the three days of the competition.

“We’re really grateful to all of the participating schools for their support ahead of the weekend and we hope the students, staff and spectators have a memorable experience.”

You can follow the very best of the action from the World Schools Basketball Championships Cup across social media and on the tournament media hub by clicking here.