Daman Super 11
The Daman Super 11 format was designed for children to engage in football tournaments and improve their fitness levels. Fully funded by Daman, and developed in collaboration with Bundesliga team Eintracht Frankfurt and Abu Dhabi’s Al Wahda FC, this in-school football programme, for boys and girls from 8-10 years of age, is delivered by certified coaches with the primary aim of fighting childhood obesity.
Once a school registers interest, sessions are then allocated based around the school's schedule and timings. In 2017, 28 schools were registered in Super 11. The skills training is supplemented with nutrition sessions. The 2 most promising nominees from each school are then entered in a mini-tournament and final selection is made based on skill, commitment and passion for football. The final "Super 11" are then enrolled in Al Wahda Youth Academy.
In recognising top performance where the best 11 players, irrespective of their teams, are the champions, the Super 11 is a unique format that highlights teamwork and individual sportsmanship equally.
If you are interested in Super 11, please ask your school or club to contact Areen.AbuHejleh@damanhealth.ae.