Aspire Academy, QSSA and QFA partner up again for “School Olympic Program”
09 Oct 2018, General
Doha, 9 October 2018. On Tuesday, a press conference was held at Aspire, where the Qatar School Sports Association (QSSA) announced the renewal of its partnership with the Aspire Academy and the Qatar Football Association (QFA). The press conference was attended by the Ali Al-Hitmi, QSSA Secretary-General and Vice-President of the “School Olympic Program”, Saeed Al-Marri, Football Administration Manager at Aspire Academy and Fahad Al-Zaraa, Director of the Development Department at QFA.
This partnership between the Federation, the Academy and the Development Committee is the primary objective of the “Schools Olympic Program” - in its ninth edition of the football competition - is to search and spot new talents. “We are launching this collaboration with Aspire and our affiliate development committee to further the success of the 12th edition of the “School Olympic Program” this year. Last year, the co-operation was excellent and the number of participants in the program was high. It was quite remarkable that many talents were discovered and this represents an important objective of the School Olympic Program,” said Al-Hitmi.
“Such co-operation contributes to the development, and for us in the Organising Committee of the Olympic Program the goal is to spread the culture of sport and to make it a way of life, especially in football, the first popular game, which finds a large turnout of students. We hope that the programme will come out distinctly in this year’s edition as well and be the starting point for us in the football competitions. I thank everyone for the great co-operation with the Federation, especially by Aspire Academy and the QFA Development Committee,” he added.
Fahad Al-Zaraa stressed that the main goal of the program was to motivate children to get active and do sports. “We are pleased to partner with the Federation and the Academy in this important and ambitious program such as the Schools Olympic Program, which provides us with outstanding talents that contribute to the development of football and build a distinct base for the game.”