Zawawi Trading Company (ZTC) – the exclusive distributor for Mercedes-Benz in Oman – has stepped up its support for sports in the Sultanate with the sponsorship of the Mosaic Sports Soccer Development program here in Oman. Joining as full sponsors, ZTC will provide equipment, full kit and pitch access, alongside highly skilled and experienced coaches with UEFA qualifications, international coaching and playing experience, to assist Oman’s teenage talent to reach their footballing goals.
34 players will be selected from Mosaic Sports current ‘Arsenal Soccer School Oman’ students, plus local schools in Muscat. These players will be split into two U13 and U16 age groups and will receive a full season of 30 free training and coaching sessions. Advanced and planned technical coaching session will be delivered to the players, with performances constantly reviewed to monitor their progress.
The development program will also offer fixtures to get players used to playing competitive games, including overseas tournaments against other affiliated Soccer Schools around the world.
Commenting on the sponsorship, Clive Hammond, CEO – Automotive, said: “Zawawi Trading Company has made a long term commitment to the Omani community both through our business activities and support of the local sports scene. In developing Oman’s youth to become a competitive force in football through new and exciting events, the Mosaic Sports Development Program shares our vision. We are proud to be able to help fuel this latest initiative.”
Mosaic Sports established the current Arsenal Soccer School Oman in December 2009 and its operations begun with a short summer course in July 2010 followed by a 10 Week program in September. Arsenal Soccer School is part of a more global organization with 23 schools around the world but always adapts and adjusts to the local environment.
More than three years into operations, their Soccer School has trained a cross section of Children from the ages of 3 to 17 years in the Muscat Area from diverse nationalities. It has organized various tournaments, events, taken teams to compete with other soccer schools in Dubai as well the UK to ensure that players get well rounded exposure to football as well as to the world in general.