Dubai Police hold sports day for school kids at Expo 2020

DUBAI, 15 December 2021 – Dubai Police held a sports day at Expo 2020 Dubai’s Sports, Fitness and Wellbeing Hub for around 120 young students on Wednesday as part of the ‘Positive Initiative’ community programme.

Under the patronage of His Excellency Lieutenant-General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, Commander-in-chief of Dubai Police, the campaign aims to promote social harmony in residential neighbourhoods, with a combination of sports, wellbeing and voluntary training.

Lieutenant Khalil Mirza Ahli, who oversaw the day’s activities at the Expo, said the programme will run until 23 December and explained: “Through this activity at the Expo, we want them to know what is important for their health and how to develop a healthy lifestyle. We also want them to develop the value of knowing what is right and wrong, and the importance of making correct decisions.”

إكسبو 2020 دبي يستضيف 120 طالبا من المشاركين في الدورة الشتوية بالقيادة العامة لشرطة دبي

The event was held in collaboration with Health Exercise and Research Centre (HERC). The centre’s CEO and Founder, Zeljko Banicevic, said a universal, research-and evidence-based method called Long Term Athletic Development (LTAD) is being used to train the young people.

Banicevic said the event “showcased the best way for the kids to be trained. Dubai Police came up with the idea so they approached us for the collaboration. We are hoping that this spills over to the schools. This model incorporates all sports activities under the same umbrella. We know precisely which activity should be used for each age group.”