‘Qatar Shell, QFA Host Coaching Clinic Ahead of Il’Ab We’Yana Season 5’
Oct 02, 2016
Doha, Qatar – October 2, 2016: The Qatar Football Association (QFA), and Qatar Shell organised a three-day coaching clinic in preparation for the launch of the fifth season of ‘Il’Ab We’Yana’, an extra-curricular football programme targeted at boys and girls ages 7-16 years.
Il’Ab We’Yana is based on FC Barcelona Foundation’s FutbolNet methodology and provides children with an extra 72 hours of extra-curricular physical education per year. The seminar focused on five teaching modules that address healthy living through football. Over 50 local coaches from the QFA and Qatar Women’s Sports Committee, including Qatari men and women, attended the seminar.
Il’Ab We’Yana is part of an award-winning KOORA TIME initiative developed by the Qatar Football Association in partnership with Qatar Shell. The initiative is designed to improve the health and wellbeing of young people in Qatar through football. Since its launch in March 2013, the programme has benefitted over 10,000 children across Qatar. Last year’s programme saw a significant reduction in Body Mass Index (BMI) by 80% of participants. BMI is a measure of body fat based on height and weight.
In recognition for its positive impact on the health of youth, KOORA TIME has been the recipient of numerous awards including the ‘Sports Industry Award’ for Best CSR Initiative, ‘CSR Award Qatar’ for Best CSR Impact Initiative, the ‘Dar Al Sharq Corporate Social Responsibility Award’ for the Best Sports Initiative, and the ‘AFC Dream of Asia Award’ in the area of social responsibility.
To find out more or to register your child for the programme, please visit KOORA TIME.
About Qatar Shell
Shell is the largest foreign investor in Qatar investing up to $21 billion in the last 6 years. Qatar Petroleum and Shell delivered two of the largest energy projects in the world in Ras Laffan Industrial City. Pearl Gas to Liquids (GTL) is the world’s largest GTL plant and cements Qatar’s position as the GTL capital of the world. At an investment of $ 18 – 19 billion it is the largest single investment in the Shell Group’s global portfolio.
The Qatargas 4 Liquefied Natural Gas project (QP (70%) and Shell (30%)) combines Shell’s global leadership in LNG with Qatar’s position as the world’s largest LNG supplier.
Shell has established a world-class research and development facility and a learning centre, the Qatar Shell Research & Technology Centre, at the Qatar Science & Technology Park. Shell has a financial commitment to invest up to $100 million on programmes at the Centre over a 10-year period.
In 2010, Shell and PetroChina signed an agreement with QP to explore in the pre-Khuff interval in Block D. In December 2011 Shell and QP signed a HOA to jointly develop a world-class petrochemicals complex in Ras Laffan Industrial City.
About KOORA TIME:
A five-year sustainable initiative between Qatar Football Association (QFA) and Qatar Shell, KOORA TIME is designed to improve the health and wellbeing of Qatar’s youth through football.
This initiative aims to facilitate access to more football in a non-competitive environment, supporting an active and healthy lifestyle amongst the young people in Qatar. As part of the five-year campaign, QFA and Qatar Shell will jointly organise and launch a series of youth engagement programmes using football as the platform.
KOORA TIME supports the Social and Human Development pillar of the Qatar National Vision 2030 and the National Development Strategy (NDS) through engaging the young people in Qatar at every stage of their lives with different programmes that are tailored to two age groups 7 to 16 years and ages 17+.
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