Doha, Qatar: The Qatar Football Association (QFA), and Qatar Shell are excited to announce Koora Time’s Qatar National Day activities at Darb Al Saai, which runs from 12 to 20 December 2018. Presented by the award-winning programme, the kids and family-focused event will provide days of physical activity, opportunities and spaces to play football and the chance to practice skills, for all age groups, in a fun and non-competitive environment.
The Koora Time football pitch will sit at the heart of the event and will be the venue for games, training and exercises; there will even be opportunities to train with former professional players from QFA. Activities will also include games such as the Speed Kick, Target Shot, and Robo Keeper, as well as a play zone for younger kids, promoting a healthy lifestyle for the whole family.
In addition to sports, there will also be non-physical activities which will include a fun photo booth, the Koora Time Museum, showcasing the story of the programme, virtual reality headsets, and a screen and beanbag zone – ensuring there is something for everyone.
Koora Time was developed by Qatar Shell in partnership with the Qatar Football Association, and the initiative has won eight CSR awards since 2014. It is designed to improve the health and well-being of young people in Qatar through football, and contributes to the Social Development pillar of the Qatar National Vision 2030.
Koora Time is based on FC Barcelona Foundation’s FutbolNet methodology and provides children with an extra 72 hours of extra-curricular physical education per year. Since its launch in March 2013, the programme has benefitted over 20,000 children across Qatar, and last year’s programme saw a reduction in Body Mass Index (BMI) of 93% of participants.
We look forward to welcoming you to Darb Al Saai between 12 and 20 December 2018. To find out more about Koora Time or to register your child for the award-winning and impactful programme, please visit www.kooratime.qa.