GEMS World Academy
GWA in partnership with AIS Athletics have launched the UAE's first centre of excellence for track & field athletics.
The fantastic track & field facilities at GWA, combined with the world-class coaches provided by AIS Athletics makes this programme one of a kind in the UAE. The programme is free for 100 selected GWA sports scholars.
Frequently asked questions
What is the GWA Athletics Centre of Excellence?
The GWA COE is a pathway created for GEMS World Academy students to help them develop, and fast track their sporting ability under the guidance of world-class coaches.
What is the selection criteria for the GWA COE?
To be selected as part of the GWA Athletics Centre of Excellence, students must recieve a GWA Athletics Scholarship.
What is the selection criteria for the GWA Sports Scholarship?
AIS Athetics will be in charge of selecting 100 GWA athletics scholars. This will be 10 students (5 boys, 5 girls) in each age group from grade 2 to grade 10. We will then select a further 10 students overall.
Is the GWA Athletics Scholarship just for athletics?
What if my child meets the criteria?
Meeting the criteria does not guarantee that you will receive the scholarship due to the limited numbers on scholars on programme.
How do I apply for the GWA Sports Scholarship?
To apply for your child please fill out the application form located on the page.
What if my child doesn't get selected?
Can you give me feedback if my child is unsuccessful?
What does a GWA Sports Scholarship mean for my child?
By receiving a GWA Sports Scholarship your child will be part of the GWA Athletics Centre of Excellence.
What are our expectations for GWA Athletics Scholars?
All GWA Athletics Scholars are expected to train twice a week.
Is the application process anonymous?
Can I withdraw my child's application?