The weather was perfect for the inaugural GEMS Football Cup, part of the GEMS Sport Series, at the GEMS Wellington Academy - Al Khail, where the best teams from across the GEMS Education network battled to win the coveted trophies in the U10, U12, U14 Boys, U14 Girls and U16 categories.
The knockout stages themselves provided all the typical drama of the ‘beautiful game’ with several matches decided by last minute goals or nail-biting penalty shoot-outs. There were notable achievements throughout the tournament, as the incredible boys from GEMS Wellington Academy - Silicon Oasis won all four trophies, including the U10, U12, U14 and U16 Boys. Meanwhile, the girls from GEMS Cambridge International School - Abu Dhabi made their journey worthwhile by winning the U14 Girls trophy.
In total there were over 80 matches played and more than 200 goals scored over the four days, in what has now become firmly established as the premier youth football tournament in the GEMS Education sports calendar.