Name of Institution: Desert Cubs GenNext Academy
Established since:
Primary Contact Person: Mr Presley Polonnowita
Contact Phone Number: +971 50 7005474 / 55 3414555 / 52 2931231
Contact Email ID:

Desert Cubs Sports Academy, one of the largest Sports Academies in the Gulf was born with a passion by Presley Polonnowita, Founder and Head Coach of the Academy to nurture young talents to become great sportsmen & sportswomen and Legends of the future.

It was a mild establishment for us, at the beginning of a corner net of Sharjah Cricket Council ground with a group of 11 youngsters. Since then, our growth has been rapid and irresistible and today we are one of the largest, best equipped, registered Sports Academies in the UAE and are proud to establish ourselves as one of the pre-eminent academies in UAE for training over 1200 registered students in Cricket, Badminton, Swimming and Athletics.

Our coaching techniques are renowned for their quality and finesse, inclusive of state of the art facilities to support our coaching sessions and qualified coaches with First Aid Certification to develop youngsters in this region.

Expanding our wings into different arenas in sports has added several milestones to our journey. Such initiatives have been taken by Desert Cubs in order to keep the younger generation physically fit to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

At Desert cubs we train boys and girls from the ages of 5 to 19, which includes students from various Universities and those affiliated to corporate teams. Our coaching groups are limited to small numbers to ensure effective results along with regular practices, competitive matches and tournaments to develop advanced skills in the sport.

– Cricket Coaching at SES Regular U15 & U17, Elite U15(Wed, November 21, 6:00 pm)

– Cricket Coaching at SES for Elite U11, Regular U15, U17 & Senior Team(Thu, November 22, 6:00 pm)

– Cricket Coaching at GNMS for U-11, U-13 & U-15(Thu, November 22, 6:00 pm)

– Cricket Coaching at Tennis & Country Club, Fujairah for U-17 & Corporate / Club Teams(Thu, November 22, 7:30 pm)

– Cricket Coaching at DIS for Eliite U113 (Coach Hashan)(Fri, November 23, 7:30 am)

– Cricket Coaching at DIS for Eliite U11 (Coach KG)(Fri, November 23, 7:30 am)

– Cricket Coaching at SES for Beginners, U11, Elite U11, Regular U13, Elite U13, Regular U15(Fri, November 23, 7:30 am)

– Cricket Coaching at DIS for Eliite U113 (Coach Batu)(Fri, November 23, 3:00 pm)

– Cricket Coaching at JBS for Beginners (Plastic Ball), U-11 & U-13(Fri, November 23, 3:30 pm)

– Cricket Coaching at SES for Elite U11, Elite U13, Elite U15, Regular U17 & Senior Team(Fri, November 23, 3:30 pm)

– Cricket Coaching at DIS for Beginners (Plastic Ball), Elite U11, Regular U11, Regular U13 & Regular U15(Fri, November 23, 3:30 pm)

– Cricket Coaching at Tennis & Country Club, Fujairah for Beginners (Plastic Ball), U-11, U-13 & U-15(Fri, November 23, 5:00 pm)

Deira International School, Dubai


  1. Sharjah English School (SES) – (Cricket, Badminton, Swimming & Athletics) – Location Map
  2. Deira International School (DIS) – (Cricket & Athletics) – Location Map
  3. Jumeira Baccalaureate School (JBS) – (Cricket) – Location Map
  4. GEMS New Millennium School, Al Khail (GNMS) – (Cricket) – Location Map
  5. Tennis & Country Club, Fujairah (Cricket)– Location Map

India’s star all-rounder Ravichandran Ashwin’s Gen-Next Cricket Institute and Desert Cubs, one of UAE’s leading cricketing academies, have entered into a strategic tie-up.

Presley Polonowitta, the head coach of the Desert Cubs, said: “It is a huge step to be connected with one of the finest Indian cricketers. This will also open doors for the budding young talents here to be mentored, guided and motivated to scale up their attitude towards this sport.”

Ashwin is among the very few cricketers who concentrate on coaching youngsters too even while playing international cricket. The tie-up has been strategised and managed by Leap Sports, a sports management company.

JP Mehta

“Hats off to the entire team at Desert Cubs. Brilliantly executed. We loved the experience, atmosphere, camaraderie, teamwork and the sheer joy on the kids faces.”…


“Bravo on wonderful show of professionalism and competence in this Australia Tour. The children have learnt team building, decision making, crisis management, discipline and independence apart from cricket which will help them throughout their life.”…