11/16/2018 10:35:13 PM (GMT+3)

Qatar 2022 organisers launch football pitch in Punjab

Qatar 2022 organisers launch football pitch in Punjab

NEW DELHI: Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup organisers launched its first football pitch at Jamsher in Punjab.

Located next to a school, the pitch will host Generation Amazing’s football for development programmes. It will also provide a safe and sustainable space to play to more than 20,000 young people.

“We’re proud to inaugurate our first Generation Amazing football pitch in India. We want to make a positive impact on the lives of young people in Jamsher and surrounding areas,” said Afraa Al Noaimi, Acting Executive Director of Generation Amazing.

The new pitch has been developed in collaboration with local partner YFC Rurka Kalan – a community organisation that uses sport to mobilise large communities.

The pitch will support the organisation’s various programmes, which have benefitted more than 6,800 people so far this year.

Generation Amazing is currently present in five locations in India, as well as seven countries across the Middle East and Asia. The programme has benefitted more than 250,000 people since its launch in 2009, and aims to benefit a million people by 2022.

“Our football for development programme has made significant strides since it was launched in India earlier this year across a number of locations and cities, and this pitch opening will provide a tangible social and human legacy to this area for future generations,” said Al Noaimi.