His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Sports Council, approved the “Guideline for Attracting Players to Football Companies and Clubs in the Emirate of Dubai”, which was prepared by the Dubai Sports Council with the aim of setting the necessary conditions and controls for the governance and regulation of the mechanism for attracting players in the emirate. His Highness said, “We have adopted a guide for attracting players with the aim of improving the practices and mechanisms for selecting, attracting and developing talented players, and the optimal investment of resources through precise mechanisms for contracts with players in various teams and for all categories in accordance with the principles of governance and international best practices in this field.”
His Highness stressed that these new controls come within the framework of the plan to develop the sports sector in the Emirate of Dubai, which includes many axes, foremost of which is the development of the performance of sports clubs and institutions at the level of attracting athletes of various categories, and achieving winning championships and titles, as it aims to become Dubai A forum for sports stars, and a seat for decision-makers in regional and international sports.
His Highness added: “We directed the Dubai Sports Council to apply the provisions of this guide to all football companies and clubs in the Emirate of Dubai, as well as to review the guide on an ongoing basis, and to propose the necessary amendments to update it in coordination with the concerned authorities, with the aim of strengthening Dubai’s position on the global sports map and establishing readiness Dubai to lead the future and continue the path of success, excellence and achievements in all fields, in line with the growth and development witnessed by all aspects of life in Dubai.
And he carried the accreditation decision No. 1 of 2023, which begins its implementation by the Dubai Sports Council and football companies and clubs in Dubai as soon as it is issued. The decision stressed the need for all football companies and clubs in the Emirate of Dubai to adhere to the application of the guide and to take the necessary measures to put it into practice, and for the Dubai Sports Council to issue the necessary instructions to implement the provisions of this decision and guide. The guide came because the processes of searching, exploring, evaluating and attracting players are considered one of the most important processes affecting the success of football companies in achieving their goals, and reducing the percentage of risk in contracting with players, whether citizens, residents or foreigners of the UAE, to ensure that the senior and executive management of football companies Football on accurate and impartial scientific information in this regard.
The guide aims to take into account, when carrying out the process of evaluating recruited players, the creation of an organizational unit specialized in recruitment within the organizational structure of the Department of Sports Affairs in the company, and defines a clear mechanism for it in concluding the contracts entrusted to it, in the short, medium and long term, through the supervision of its technical director. In order to integrate the continuous technical evaluation process and reach the best results, it is necessary to provide a team of scouts with experience and a high technical level, who collect and analyze data in an integrated manner within the recruitment unit in the company.
The guide includes the tasks of the recruitment unit and its organizational structure, as well as the tasks of the scout teams in the company and the club, and the stages and mechanism of searching for attracting players. It also includes the formation of the technical committee in a football club and company, how to select its members, and define its tasks and duties. It also includes a table specifying how to conduct the technical evaluation process for the players to be contracted with through the vote of the committee members, who are 6 people, each of whom has a weight in the evaluation process. The table also identifies The cases in which voting takes place, which includes many cases, whether in contracts or rewards, and others.
The guide also includes a paragraph on the contracting committee, where the contracting committee is formed by a decision of the company’s board of directors, with the aim of contracting with players and according to the priorities and needs specified by the coach of the first team, and includes how to form the contracting committee, the identity of its members, as well as its tasks.
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