Saturdays are set to get exciting for children with the launch of Samba Soccer training programme for children, every Saturday from November 4. Held in collaboration with Pro11 Academy, for children between the ages of 4 and 16, the weekly training will take place at the Al Mazaar Edutainment Centre. A mix between Futsal and Beach football, Samba Soccer has been played in Brazil for several years with many of the sport’s greatest players having displayed the benefits of this style of training on the world stage. The Pro11 Academy puts a huge emphasis on ball mastery and making players technically comfortable to receive the ball in all areas and under any pressured situation. Samba Soccer Training will be held every Saturday in three batches, and splits based on age group. Training for children aged 4 – 8 years takes place from 9am to 10am, followed by 10am to 11am for children aged 9 – 12 years and from 11am to 12noon for children aged 13 – 16 years.