Abu Dhabi Thistle is delighted to announce the formation of a Boys U18 squad.

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.

Last season our U16 won 3 out of 4 available trophies for the season; winning the first half of the U16 league and the UAE champions cup twice in Abu Dhabi and in Dubai.

The inclusion of an U18 age group will allow further opportunities for our players to continue with competitive football in the UAE. 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 and U16 squads. We will be looking to establish a squad of 20 for both age groups and welcome all footballers to come along and try out.

The first night of trials will be held at Abu Dhabi Cricket Club on Wednesday 5th September. Please contact Desmond at desmond.mensah.dm@gmail.com with any questions and make sure you register for the trials by clicking here

3 responses to “Under 16 Continues and NEW Under 18 Boys Squad for Season 2018-19”

  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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