April 26th 2017

Sports / Updates

Egyptian club WadiDegla rolls out sports academy for Nairobi schools

“We are working with schools to ensure that the club planning revolves around academic timetables and to install a collaborative mechanism that works perfectly to identify, recognize, place and train young talents resulting in the highest talent development partnership program,” said the director.

By Julius ChemiteiFriday, 23 Dec 2016 20:13 EAT

Some of the students benefitting from the programme.

Egyptian sports corporation WadiDegla, operating in Kenya as WadiDegla Clubs Kenya, has initiated a sponsorship program with leading schools in Nairobi enable pupils and students in the city access state of the art sports infrastructure, top training programs, social opportunities and great leisure facilities at the clubs. WadiDegla Clubs believe that their programs will help link talented children and their parents to WadiDegla’s top proprietary training programs. 

Only last month, WadiDegla’s new club in Runda, Nairobi unveiled the Arsenal Soccer School, a key attraction for young football talents and the first such Arsenal academy in Sub Saharan Africa. Similarly launched last month at the club is the renowned Swim America Academy, Wakiihuri Athletics Academy, the Tennis Academy and the Darwish Squash Academy. 

In rolling out the school partnership program, WadiDegla Clubs has tied up with top schools including Braeburn, BrookHouse, Hill Crest Schools, St. Christophers and GEMS Cambridge-Karen and has committed to scale up this program to reach several more schools in the country giving more children access to the same opportunity next year. 

“We are working with schools to ensure that the club planning revolves around academic timetables and to install a collaborative mechanism that works perfectly to identify, recognize, place and train young talents resulting in the highest possible talent development partnership program,” said Joseph Reda, WadiDegla Clubs Kenya country director. 

WadiDegla builds large clubs with modern sports facilities placing them around family-conscious social and leisure spaces. The clubs are designed to connect and engage members of whole families with incredible facilities, opportunities, networking activities and a strong sense of community. The clubs are to become daily destination for working families who visit the club every day after work with their children.

The writer, an experienced journalist, is a contributing reporter for the Kenya Free Press





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