About Us


Heroes of Hope

Heroes of Hope is a non-profit organisation founded by Hollie Murphy to develop sporting, social and interpersonal skills for People of Determination (PODs).  We are the largest Sports Academy for children and young adults with special needs in the UAE, offering over 18 versatile sports, health and fitness programs and events each week, including Cycling, Tennis, Triathlon, Padel, Crossfit, Functional Fitness, Basketball, Swimming, Athletics and Gymnastics.

Heroes of Hope has built an Inclusive and Diverse community for athletes with special needs and their families of all nationalities.  We serve a community of over 800, comprising Athletes and their Families, Volunteers and Specialist Coaches.

Heroes of Hope works in line with the vision of HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, to make the UAE a full inclusion friendly country; and in 2022 HH Sheikh Khalid bin Zayed Al Nayhan officially opened our Heroes of Hope gym as part of the Abu Dhabi strategy for People of Determination.

Heroes of Hope works tirelessly to create opportunities and pathways for all athletes to reach their physical fitness potential and accomplish their own individual dreams. We aspire to create a brighter and more fulfilling future for athletes with special needs and their families.

We are “Believers & Achievers”

His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai launched a community wide campaign to strengthen the status of every person as part of "my community", a city for everyone initiative.


Our Vision

Our Vision is to progress the mindset of society, remove barriers and stigma, shifting the focus on what our Heroes CAN do.

We aim to do this through elite and competitive sporting activities that modernise and change how people of determination have previously been perceived. 

Our Mission

Our Mission is to expand the number of opportunities available for people of determination in the sports and fitness culture. We strive to provide diverse and inclusive practices for individuals with additional needs.

Our core value is to empower, promote self worth, well being, health and confidence within all our Heroes of Hope Athletes, and to offer a supportive and accepting community for families and friends of our Heroes. 

Our Goals

One of our main goals is to have an Inclusive community that provides Equal and Fair opportunities for PODs, with continued access to Sports, Health and Fitness that will enhance their Quality of Life.

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