Special needs children play football

DUBAI — Children from Dubai’s Centre for Special Needs recently took part in soccer games and received football kits and sporting caps when Dubai Sports City’s Manchester United Soccer Schools (MUSS) visited them recently.

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Published: Mon 15 Oct 2007, 8:43 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 4:49 AM

As part of MUSS Ramadan community initiative and mission to encourage sport for all, MUSS coaches Andy Dixon and Hussain Hilali spent the day with the children where they organised soccer games. Andy Dixon, Head Coach, Manchester United Soccer Schools Dubai, said, “It was a great opportunity to work with the children at Dubai’s Centre for Special Needs.”

“Each child showed great enthusiasm and excitement to learn new football skills and take part in all the activities.”

Being a non-profit charitable organisation, the Centre relies heavily on the kindness and the generosity of individuals and companies throughout the community for financial aid and other support services.

“Our aim is to promote more community-based programmes and sporting activities to help with each child’s progress and development.”

“Sport is a favourite among the children as it encourages them to have fun and at the same time develops their mental and physical skills,” said Dr Mahshid Salehi, Director, Child & Family Psychologist and Director of the Dubai Centre for Special Needs.

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