Classes for Kids in Football, Gymnastics, Rugby, Golf and More in Abu Dhabi

Youth American football
Who: Abu Dhabi Wildcats, Emirates American Football League
Where: Zayed Sports City
When: Practices Sun and Tues 5.30pm-7.30pm; games Fri afternoon. Sep-Nov, Jan-Mar
How much: Dhs2,100-Dhs2,600 for a six-month season, including a game jersey – equipment can be rented or bought for Dhs350-Dhs500
Contact: Email Kathleen (050 538 5537)
Details: There are 20 teams in the league, which compete in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and Dubai

Synchronized Swimming

Who: Hamilton Aquatics
Where: Various locations, including Brighton College, Gems American Academy and Raha International School
When: Various days and times, depending on ability
How much: Synchronised swimming Dhs65 for 30 min, Dhs75 for 45 min; swim squad Dhs1,550-Dhs4,500; swimming lessons Dhs70 per 30-45min lesson
Contact: (04 450 8832)
Details: For synchronised swimming, email stars@hamiltonaquatics.aeFor swim squad, email Mike Squires 654 6733). For lessons, email (056 654 6733)

Youth Football
Who: PASS Abu Dhabi soccer school
Where: The indoor football field Dome@Rawdhat and Airport Road, near Maqtaa Bridge
When: Fri-Sat 9am-midday
How much: Dhs600 ages three-six; Dhs700 ages seven-10, every 11 weeks
Contact: Email Seth Amoafo (056 613 0262)
Details: Kids aged three to nine can improve their balance, coordination and technique and take part in matches

Youth Basketball
Who: Jump Sports Academy
Where: Al Yasmina School, Khalifa City A and Al Bateen Secondary School, Al Bateen
When: Sat-Thu, hours depend on skill
How much: From Dhs65 per hour-long class
Contact: Email (050 761 9111)
Details: For kids aged seven to 18

Gymnastics Classes
Who: Little Stars Gymnastics Club
Where: Al Nahda National School – Girls, Al Mushrif
When: Sun-Sat, times and days depend upon experience
How much: Dhs1,040-Dhs3,840
Contact: Email Taya (050 781 0635)
Details: For over threes

Who: Abu Dhabi Country Club Sport School
Where: Abu Dhabi Country Club, Khalifa City A
When: Sat-Thu, 4pm-8pm
How much: Dhs65 single class, Dhs260 for four weeks, Dhs450 for eight weeks
Contact: Email (02 657 7765)
Details: For over fours


Who: Jump Sports Academy
Where: Raha International School, Khalifa City A
When: Mon 6pm-7pm
How much: Dhs65 per class
Contact: Email (056 665 8641)
Details: For over nines

Youth Rugby

Who: Abu Dhabi Harlequins
Where: Zayed Sports City
When: Thu and Sun 6pm-7.30pm, Sep-Mar
How much: Dhs750-Dhs1,100
Contact: Email Graham Murphy (050 660 2388)
Details: Junior membership is available for players aged four to 17


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