PRESS RELEASE – Coaches Clinic by Raymond Verheijen to be presented at Hazza Bin Zayed under 17 International Football Tournament

Dubai-UAE 23 March, 2015 – In response to a high demand from coaches and team officials in the Middle East, the organising committee of Hazza Bin Zayed under 17 International Football Tournament, is proud to announce its association with World Football Academy (WFA) to conduct the debut of coaches clinic in the UAE.

Aimed at building and garnering new talent as well, this exciting and engaging clinic is scheduled to take place in the Chairman’s Lounge at the Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium in Al Ain on the 30th and 31st of March in Al Ain. The clinic will be a part of the Hazza Bin Zayed under 17 International Football Tournament that is taking place between 26th to 31st of March.  The tournament is aimed at growing the following of the sport in the region and is in line with the numerous government initiatives in place to truly position the UAE and football on a regional and global stage

The coaches clhazza_bin_zayedinic platform aims to give attendees relevant knowledge from an internationally recognized individual in world football conditioning; Raymond Verheijen, Founder & CEO at World Football Academy (WFA), the world’s leading independent education institute for coaches, staff members and players. This is also considered as one of the major knowledge providers to several FA’s and clubs around the world, servicing over 2,000 football specialists in more than 20 countries per year.

Waleed Al Hosani, member of the organising committee said: “Our aim is to take the Hazza Bin Zayed under 17 International Football Tournament, to a global level. Whilst we have a number of internationally recognized clubs, we felt that we needed to add additional value to it. Obviously the key aim of this tournament is to grow and develop talent, and the association with WFA is perfect to help us deliver on these goals.”

Over the course of two days a range of workshops will be offered. The first day’s activities will include The Coaches Symposium; Principles of Football Periodization, Football Tactics and Youth Periodization. During the second day, The Basic course Football Periodisation, will include; Football Physiology, Football Performance, Football Fitness and Football conditioning exercises. All participants will also receive an official WFA certificate stating they have accomplished all requirements of the course.

nw0127a_lrg“In every country in the world of football, talents are born. But it depends on the quality of the coaches whether these talents get the opportunity to fulfil their potential. Therefore, I am delighted that the organising community of the Hazza Bin Zayed under 17 International Football Tournament, has decided to invest in the education of its coaches – this ensures the UAE will become a stronger power in world football.” said Raymond Verheijen

Participation for the Day one is free. As there is a restricted seating availability, all participants must pre-register to ensure they are booked within the 250 available seats. To register please email

Participation for Day 2 Basic course Football Periodisation, must pre-register and make payment in full to ensure a seat for them, from the maximum 60 seats, that are available. To register please visit:

“Based on our football specific philosophy, World Football Academy (WFA) has grown into the world’s leading independent coach education organization delivering multiple courses worldwide in all areas of football related expertise. Our mission is to bring the best coaches and experts to the doorstep of not only the elite in football but to coaches of all levels and in each region of the world. We are dedicated to educating the Next Generation of coaches – we strongly believe that they are the future of football!” Verheijen added.