Football Family Unites on National Sports Day

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QATAR’S football family united on Tuesday to celebrate the 3rd annual National Sports Day.



Held at the world-renowned Aspire Zone, employees from the Qatar Football Association, the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy and the Qatar Stars League came together to promote the health benefits associated with active lifestyles.



All three football entities took part in a friendly five-a-side tournament that saw employees compete in an event enjoyed by family and friends, serving as an integral part of the National Sports Day programme . The tournament was won by Futsal – a team made up of staff from the QFA.



‘This year’s activities raise awareness about the importance sport can have on leading healthier lifestyles,’ said HE Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Bin Ahmed Al Thani, President of the Qatar Football Association. ‘Celebrating this significant day with our employees and their families is a sustainable approach towards bringing the Qatar National Vision 2030 to reality.’



Hassan Al Thawadi, Secretary General, Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy, said: ‘Promoting healthy lifestyles is an integral part of the legacy the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy  wants to leave for the whole country. Activities like these are one way in which we encourage our employees to embody these values.



‘Everyone involved in this event lives and breathes sport. It is a great opportunity for our employees to embrace a healthier lifestyle. Following the success of last year’s festivities, we are all looking forward to enjoying a third National Sports Day with our co-workers and families.’



Thousands of people came long to Aspire to share in a carnival atmosphere as the Football Family delivered a highly-successful event enjoyed by all.



As well as the competitive football tournament, there were exhibitions from football freestylers, magicians and a whole range of sports events enjoyed by children of all ages. Football drills, human foosball and boxing were just a few of the activities that were offered. A separate tent catered for those interested in trying Zumba, Pilates and yoga.



Focusing on the future generation of sports stars, youngsters with football dreams also had the opportunity to show off their skills on the pitch, along with a range of other games and activities aimed at introducing a healthy lifestyle at the earliest opportunity.



A key part of the day was also delivering the message a healthy diet was key to a healthy lifestyle.


- iLQ News -