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Posted On: 30 April 2015 05:39 am
Updated On: 12 November 2020 01:53 pm

3000 students across Qatar playing football with Goalz festival

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Qatar Stars League (QSL), the highest professional league in Qatari football, has engage over 3000 students with fun, football packed days designed to improve skills and get the country’s youth active. GOALZ Festivals have been held in local primary schools around Qatar throughout April.

GOALZ, a school football coaching programme initiated by Qatar Stars League in partnership with Evolution Soccer, has delivered festivals in the following schools; Al Hekma International School; The Lebanese School; Al Jazeera Academy; Summit Academy; American Academy; Doha British School Doha, Doha British School Wakra and ACS International School. The initiative is intended to be an exciting way for each participating school to end their delivery in the programme after six weeks of intense football training.

Hassan Al Kawari, Head of Events, at Qatar Stars League commented, “GOALZ Festivals are designed to be fun and motivate youth through friendly football competition. We’re really pleased with the success of this initiative which is reaching the next generation and inspiring them through football to increase their levels of physical activity.”

The GOALZ festivals include a series of fun stations ranging from football tournaments and skills circuits, testing participants speed by racing with parachutes strapped to their backs. To further add an exciting festival atmosphere to each day the GOALZ coaches play fun vibrant music to get everybody in the mood to celebrate taking part in the programme.

By the end of 2015 GOALZ will have delivered its training sessions in over 50 schools across Qatar as well as 15 inter school festivals and tournaments alongside over 50 in schools festivals.