Abu Dhabi Thistle is delighted to announce that following a short absence we will be fielding an under 16 boys team again in 2016.

Thistle’s earlier reputation was founded on the achievements of its U16 & u18 boys teams. Both played at a high level both in the UAE, against quality senior teams, and oversees including trips to Spain to play against Espanyol FC’s and Barcelona pro youth reams as well as Scotland where we played against Dundee and Dundee Utd’s pro youth teams. We also played in an International tournament in Beirut which was won by our U16 team. In the UAE, our 16s and 18s won several league and tournament competitions in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, including the Dubai 7s.

After a few seasons break we are excited to relaunch our u16s under the leadership of our new coach Clive Smith and his assistant Mark Leppard. Our aim is for our U16s to regain their position as  the No.1 amateur team in Abu Dhabi. We are already off to a strong start with several of the club’s leading players progressing into the squad from our highly talented U14 squad as well as a number of strong players already recruited by Clive. We will be looking to establish a squad of 25 and welcome all footballers to come along and try out for the next U16 generation which will lead the way for Thistle.

The first night of triala will be held at Zayed Sports City on Tuesday 30 August. Please contact Clive Smith at ckirklandsmith@gmail.com with any questions and make sure you register for the trials by clicking here.

3 responses to “Under 16 Boys Team Returns for 2016!”

  1. Zeyad Ibrahim says:

    14 years old
    Positions: Defense
    Can I plz know the date and time for the tryouts?
    Thank you.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Great news!

  3. Geoffrey Akiki says:

    congratulations! Those days were the best!

    Akiki family (Andrew – Thistle alumni)

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