Jebel Ali Centre of Excellence 5aside Tournament
December 7th saw the Jebel Ali International Hotel team uphold their winning reputation at the Dubai Hotel’s 5aside tournament, held at the Jebel Ali Centre of Excellence.
December 7th saw the Jebel Ali International Hotel team uphold their winning reputation at the Dubai Hotel’s 5aside tournament, held at the Jebel Ali Centre of Excellence. Playing on their home ground certainly proved an advantage for the team despite the competition this year becoming increasingly more challenging. Having won three of the last four tournaments was a remarkable achievement but meant high expectations for the team. A number of hotels across Dubai took to the pitch including Atlantis, Oasis Beach Tower, Media Rotana, Media One and many more.
The Jebel Ali Team were quietly confident, believing this was their strongest side to date. It did however take the team two games to really get into their stride, but from there on made some impressive plays. The final was a battle against Atlantis which was a very close and challenging game; however a goal ensured the Jebel Ali Team emerged victorious. Captain Louis Lancaster said “Due to the individual talent in the team, a lot was expected from us. We made it hard for ourselves at the start yet powered through and I’m delighted we won the trophy. I’m proud of each and every player, especially Chris Brown for picking up top goal score. We’re already looking forward to the challenge of next year’s tournament”.