07 Mar 2023
Aspire Academy was thanked and recognised for its contribution to the 7th AFC Medical Conference that was held in Doha between 2 and 6 March.
The academy was used to host two pre-conference courses, while several of our experts were invited to share their knowledge as speakers at various symposia.
The academy’s Deputy Director General Ali Salem Afifa was presented with an award by the president of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) HE Shaikh Salman bin Ibrahim Al Khalifa to acknowledge the support.
The conference was organised by the AFC in conjunction with FIFA, the Qatar Football Association and the academy’s business partner Aspetar hospital.
The academy’s premises were used for the AFC’s Sports Physiotherapy Course and its Anti-Doping Accreditation Course.
Following the pre-conference workshops and courses several Aspire Academy’s experts gave presentations covering various topics to the delegates from football federations from around Asia.
On the opening morning of symposia Aspire Academy’s Head of Football Physiology Andre Fornaziero and Head of Football Neurophysiology Maria Ruiz de Ona Plaza contributed to the topic of Performance Development of Elite Football Players.
In the afternoon one of the topics was The Young Footballer with Aspetar representatives at Aspire Academy Mauricio Monaco and Abdallah Rajeb both talking. The academy’s Lead Football Scout Luciano Canepa and Lead Physiotherapist Daniel Martinez Silvan also gave their insights.
In a separate session Lead Performance Nutritionist Marcus Hannon was part of a symposium on Nutrition and Supplements.
The second day saw Professor Valter di Salvo, Director of Football Performance and Science followed by Daniele Bonnano, Football Performance Coordinator present their expertise on An Integrated Approach to Managing the Elite Football Player.