4/23/2018 8:06:56 PM (GMT+3)

Aspire Academy celebrates Annual School Festival tournament

Aspire Academy celebrates Annual School Festival tournament

DOHA: Aspire Academy received hundreds of young footballers from international schools to take part in the closing day of the Annual School Festival Tournament at the Aspire Academy on Monday.

The tournament was designed to provide a platform for talented youngsters to showcase their skills whilst supporting their athletic development and sporting potential. It comprises an important part of the Academy’s mission to produce leading local athletes. 

Organised by Aspire Academy’s Football Skill Development Centre (FSDC), the programme featured grade 1 and 2 students who competed in matches held simultaneously between 9am to 12pm.

The list of participating international schools included the English Modern School (Al Wakrah), Pearling Season International School of Doha, ACS Doha, Qatar International School, Swiss International School of Qatar, Nord Anglia School Al Khor, Newton International School, Barwa, and Park House English School.

"The festival reflects the efforts made by the Football Skill Development Centre to identify and develop young players all-year round and highlights the success of our ongoing partnership with local schools to support young emerging talent," said Nasser Al Ahbabi, Head of the Football Skill Development Centre (FSDC) Administration, 

Aspire Academy’s officials awarded the winning teams with medals and trophies to ACS Doha and the Parkhouse English School for the first place in grades 1 and 2 respectively.

The academy’s football programme is widely recognised as one of the strongest in the world in terms of identifying, evaluating and nurturing talent, as well as training players and giving them scope and opportunities to compete.