quarta-feira, 1 de fevereiro de 2012

Friendly match M12 UAE-Brazil

On the 18th of december was held at SESC Santana (Sao Paulo - Brazil) the M12 boys friendly match between Brazil and the United Arab Emirates. It was a wonderfull event, fruit of a strong friendship of both team that started (specially for the young players) during the WYTC in Austria. The final score was UAE 37 x 29 Brazil and now the countries are planing to organize a second similar event in UAE. On the 20th of December there was also at Sesc Santana a tchoukball festival with another 3 teams from local private schools. Parents and teachers also played with the kids and had a great time after the match teaching each other traditional dance from both countries. This event was a great confraternization of the kids from both countries and also the emirati boys had a full program to visit Brazil and learn more about the culture, food and language during their trip, with visits to the Zoo Safari, Wet’’n’Wild water park, Soccer Museum (Pacaembu Stadium) and the lake in the city of Igarata!

sexta-feira, 19 de agosto de 2011

UAE M12 boys visiting the H.H. Dr.Sheikh Al Qasimi

On the 18th of august 2011, the M12 UAE boys delegation (player, coaches and managers) had the honor to be received by His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi on his palace in Sharjah. It was a historical moment for the development of Tchoukball in the UAE and a great satisfaction for everyone in the group. H.H. Dr. Sheikh Al Qasimi greeted the players, congratulated them for the silver medal (WYTC-Traiskirchen, Austria – july2011) and promised support to the promotion of tchoukball in the country!

quinta-feira, 18 de agosto de 2011

WTC- Ferrara, Italy 2011

From the 4th to 7th August 2011 was held in Ferrara, Italy, the WTC (World Tchoukball Championship), with the record participation of 14 countries! Italy,Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Spain, Brazil, UAE, Singapore, Taiwan, HongKong, Czech Rep., France, Great Britain and Philippines. It was a very strong tournament with some surprising results and also some news teams displaying a great development and growth from the previous FITB events!
In the female category, with 10 countries taking part, the expected final was confirmed with Taiwan x Siwtzerland, however, in the end of the thirds period there was still a draw (49x49) and the teams had to play extra 5 minutes, when finally Taiwan ended up as the champion (56x53).
In the male competition, with 14 teams competing, the surprise in the final was Italy facing Taiwan. Despite of the final result in favor to Taiwan (79x49), the Italians displayed a great level of amazing attacks and defenses.

Before the finals there was also an amazing presentation of WheelChair Tchoukball with two teams from Italy ! That is a great job the the Italian Federation is developing with the support of the ParaOlympic Commettee from Italy. The surprises on this WTC were for sure Singapore get the third place in the male and female competition and Switzerland (male) getting the 4th and GB (male/female) also not getting even in the semi-finals. The FITB ranking has now new faces and some teams are improving and they are no longer how they were used to be.
The Emarati male team had a good participation and after wining against France (56x44) and Czech Rep.(54x49) finished in the 9th position in the general ranking. Mabrook ! On the 8th of august, was held an open beach tchoukball with mixed teams from all the countries participating in the WTC. There were 16 teams and in those where the Emarati players took part (EmItalia, Ma Fi Fulus and Japina) they got a very classification – 2nd, 3rd and 4th !

quarta-feira, 20 de julho de 2011

WYTC - press coverage !

Sport360 - 20jul2011

Al itihad - 20jul2011

AlBayan - 20jul2011

Al Khaleej - 20jul2011

AlKhaleej - 13jul2011


Silver medal for M12 Emarati boys !

The Emarati boys had just arrived from Austria after a very successful participation in the WYTC (World Youth Tchoukball Championship). The UAE delegation was formed by mr Shehab AlAwadi, mr Mohamed Zaghdoud, mrs Nabiha Haouas and the team coached by Essam Nashat and supervised by Julio Calegari impressed the other teams and public with their playing style, skills and friendliness!
The team was very united, since they are also very good friends out of the field as well. The formula for the success on the matches were the strong and precise shoots of Jumah, the great defenses of Saleh and Khalifa, the fast combination of passes and shoots of Hamdan and Rashid, the smart settings and inversion of Mohamed Obaid, the powerfull shoots of Abdalla, and the adaptability of the two reserves Mohamed B. and Omar.

Supported specially by the big Brazilian delegation, the UAE boys finished the first face of the tournament, with 5 victories and faced just one lost. 15thjuly results :
UAE 40 x 15 Brazil
UAE 48 x 24 Italy
UAE 33 x 46 Taiwan

16thjuly results :
UAE 39 x 20 Austria
UAE 42 x 22 Singapore
UAE 39 x 22 Singapore (semi final)

On the 17th july, in the main stadium of Traiskirchen (Lions Dome), the UAE M12 boys faced again the strong team from Taiwan. Despite of the result of 48x26, the emaratis shababs showed their skills and why they deserved that silver medal! They also got the recognition and support of the public, that after the match were greeting and applauding them! Congratulations boys! You did a great job! mabrouk !
During the gala dinner, the boys also had the opportunity to show a little bit of the emirati music. They went on the stage dressed on their traditional kandoras and played 2 songs.

segunda-feira, 11 de julho de 2011

World Youth Tchoukball Championship

Today, the 12th july, the M12 (under twelve years old) boys UAE tchoukball team is boarding to Austria to take part in the World Youth Tchoukball Championship. This event will be held in the city of Traiskirchen from the 15th to the 17th with the participation of teams divided in 6 categories : M12, M15 and M18 (boys and girls).
The young boys from UAE will play with Austria, Italy, Brazil, Singapore and Taipei. For more information, visit www.tchouk4you.at

segunda-feira, 30 de maio de 2011

Inter Emirates Tchoukball Scholar Championship

After having won the Sharjah tchoukball championship, the Al Khaleej Al Arabi secondary school took part in the first Inter Emirates Tchoukball Scholar Championship on the 12th may 2011.
All the matches were very intense and the supporters enjoyed the event! The new teams from Dubai and Fujeirah bravely came for the challenge and had a great opportunity to show their skills and to even improve during the event.
However, without any doubt the most difficult match was the final between Sharjah (Al Khaleej Al Arabi School) and the young but very experienced team from Dibba.
This year the winner was Sharjah, but as new schools are playing and new good players are raising, in the next year we expect a bigger participation and a even more competitive championship.