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ADISL Competitive Sports
NYU Abu Dhabi athletes compete in the Abu Dhabi Inter-University Sports League (ADISL) against teams from other universities in the UAE. ADISL offers competitive sports for both men and women. NYU Abu Dhabi students can try out for the Falcons in the following sports:
- football (soccer)
- table tennis
Road racing, and triathlon are in the early stages of becoming ADISL sports.
To Play for a Team
The ADISL season runs from September to May. In order to play for an intercollegiate team, athletes must go through annual pre-participation evaluations. Athletes are encouraged to get these evaluations done during their first week on campus in September. You can get in touch with your specific sports coach for more information once you arrive on campus.
The team selection process closes at the end of September. The next opening for athletes to sign up for a team will be in January.
Meet the Falcons
Click on your favorite sport to check game schedules and league standings.
- Nour Ahmed, Women's Basketball
- Raitis Pekuss, Men's Basketball
Highlight of playing sports at NYUAD
This experience has helped me realize the importance of surrounding myself with people who motivate and push me. My coach has driven me to overcome personal challenges, and consequently, my experience as an athlete here at NYUAD has been one of great rewards.
Words from the Coach
Nour's awareness of the game and team dynamics has been a strong contribution to the cohesiveness of the team. She has tactfully handled challenging conversations with teammates and brought the team closer by doing so. She has been fearless on the court as well. Nour has been a consistent scorer and was critical in securing the championship game.
Highlight of playing sports here at NYUAD
Being a part of the athletic's program at NYUAD has been a very positive and cheerful experience for me. The environment around all the athletic's events always brings up my mood and I feel grateful that all the student-athletes, coaches, staff and everyone else involved are so supportive and friendly.
Words from the Coach
Raitis has been a dominant player for us this past month after missing much of March with a concussion. He has led the team in rebounding (averaging more than the rest of the team combined per game) and assists, while being the second leading scorer. He capped off his excellent month with a 20 point, 26 rebound, 8 assist game in the HESF National Championships Bronze medal game leading the Falcons to their second consecutive medal on the national stage.
Falcons Official Mascot
Meet NYUAD's official mascot, Faiza the Falcon!