Elite Sports Academy was formed in November 2012 by current Directors & Coaches, Steven Whittaker and Richard Chapman. Elite has grown significantly year on year in terms of number of partner Schools and participation levels. Elite have developed a reputation for being one of the most recognizable and successful sports providers in the Country.

Mission Statement

“The ultimate goal for Elite is to produce athletes equipped with the skills to continue their development at any level of sport, throughout their career, including within professional sport.”


We ensure that our dedicated coaches will personally handle and coach every child that trains in our programmes. We understand that every child has talent & potential, our objective is to nurture that talent to achieve their potential.

Key Points:

• Largest Sports Academy & participation levels in the UAE

• Partnered with highly regarded Schools and education management companies in the Middle East

• Strong brand recognition within the market place

• Sports activities that cater for participants from age 3 through to adults

Company Offerings:

• Football Academy

• Swimming Academy

• Holiday Camps

• Sport Facility Rentals

Meet the team

Steven Whittaker
Richard Chapman
Colin Wilson
Paul Cairns
Andrew Smith
Bradley Kelly
Bryan Hodge
Conor Doyle
Craig Curtis
Djordjija Milic
Hakim Litim
Martin Taylor
Matt Blenford
Nebosja Cukanovic


“Elite Sports Academy have been running Football coaching courses at Regent for the past six years and Sunmarke since we opened. Elite also launched Holiday Camps in December of 2016 at both Regent and Sunmarke as well as Swimming at Regent in 2017. Elite are an extremely well organised and structured company, and I have only ever received positive feedback regarding their courses from the parents at our schools.
One of the major reasons why we have partnered with Elite over the years is that they have all the correct credentials that a school requires for a professional organisation to run after school activities, which gives both the school and the parents peace of mind. Elite also simplify the payment and registration process by taking it out of the schools hands. The fact they take debit/credit card payments and online payments takes away all responsibility and workload away from the School.”

Elaine Bailey
Activities Manager
Fortes Education (Regent International and Sunmarke Schools)

“I have worked with Richard and Steven now for 7 years in 2 of the schools I have worked in. They both are very positive and dynamic with the range of opportunities they have offered and provided for my students over the years. They are flexible and personable regarding all aspects of the admin side of the business and always deliver on promises and agreements made in informal chats or official meetings.
They have worked around our school demands at all times after discussing our specific needs and always deliver a high quality and professional service to the students with high levels of discipline and expectation within their training sessions. The fully qualified coaches they employ run sessions that are up to date and engaging for all students and provide ample opportunities for personal improvement in technical skills, understanding and teamwork. An extremely well-run company from top to bottom.”

Dom Mann
Primary PE Department
Rashid School for Boys

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Elite Sports Academy
Prime Business Centre, Jumeirah Village Circle, Dubai, UAE. P.O. Box 48904
P:04 554 5916

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