Dubai a magnet for world's sports stars, says Arsenal's female footballer Beth Mead - GulfToday

Dubai a magnet for world's sports stars, says Arsenal's female footballer Beth Mead


Saeed Hareb presents the English version of Sheikh Mohammed's book "My Story" to Beth Mead.

Gulf Today, Staff Reporter

The football female player of Arsenal Club and the England National Team, Bethany Jane Mead, expressed pleasure toward her continuous visits to Dubai and explained full admiration for the remarkable prosperity and the developed tourist and civilised landmarks in the Emirate.

This came during her visit to Dubai Sports Council’s premises, where she met with Saeed Hareb, the Secretary General of Dubai Sports Council (DSC), and Naser Aman Al-Rahma, the Assistant Secretary General of DSC, besides the delegation of the Cognita Educational Group.

Beth Mead stated: "I like Dubai and I visit this city continuously during vacations and various occasions. I am proud to visit Dubai this time to seek ways of launching sports events which will contribute to scouting for and boosting technical levels of talented athletes and popularise the culture of the exercise of sport among students. I am pleased as I am continuously contacting with students and contributing to achieving their sports goals besides their educational excellence."

She confirmed that Dubai occupies a distinctive status, referring that sports stars from all over the world are keen to visit the Emirate and enjoy its splendid weather, remarkable landmarks and utilities besides enjoying the exercise of sport everywhere in the city. People of multi-nationalities are trying to catch the unique opportunity of residing in Dubai and becoming part of its society.


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Saeed Hareb welcomed the English football female star and the Cognita Educational Group’s delegation, and confirmed DSC’s keenness to support all efforts, exerted to develop the sports sector and cement relations with the private sector to attain sports development and boost investment for future generations through supporting the sports investment.

Hareb presented to Beth Mead the English version of "My Story”, a masterpiece book, written by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, the Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

Beth Mead, who led the England National Team to win its first title in the European Football Championship 2022 and gained the best female player and top scorer of the Championship, is the ambassador of the Cognita British Educational Group, which owns and runs over 100 schools around the world, and it has eight schools in UAE, seven of which are in the Emirate of Dubai.

The delegation lauded the distinctive status of sport in UAE, besides the appropriate legislations which support investment in the educational and sports fields. The delegation also thanked the DSC toward its support for all initiatives that meet sports and community goals.

The delegation members expressed pleasure toward the launch of the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Order of Merit for Schools, expressing keenness to win the title of this merit in the future.

Beth Mead has attained several achievements during her sports career, as she led the Sunderland team to win the Women’s Premier League Title 2011 - 2012 for the first time in its history / Women’s Super League 2014 / Women’s Professionals Cup 2011. She scored 77 goals in 78 matches. In 2017, she has moved to play for the Arsenal team, with which she won the Women’s League Cup during her first participation with the team, and gained 2nd place in the Women’s England Cup. She has also led Arsenal to win the Title of the Women’s Super League in 2018 - 2019.

Beth Mead led the U 19 England National Team for Women to win the 2nd place in the UEFA Women’s Under 19 Championship / the Sha Believes Cup in 2019 / the Arnold Clark Cup in 2022 / the Title of the UEFA Women’s Championship in 2022.

She has won several individual prizes and titles since the start of her professional career. In this regard, she has recently won the British Empire Medal / Scarborough Freedom Medal / the City of London Freedom Medal. She has been named by the BBC as winner of the sports personality’s award in 2022, following her successful leading of the England National Team to win the European Championship Title "Euro 2022". She has gained several other individual titles and prizes; top of which are the best female player in the world and the best female player in Europe and she has also won the Golden Boot several times.




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