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Signing a Memorandum of Understanding between Aspire Academy And Qatar Olympic Academy.

Doha: The Aspire Academy and Qatar Olympic Academy (QOA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to develop administrative and technical staff as well as students in Olympic education and sports.

The agreement, that was signed by Director General Ivan Bravo on half of Aspire Academy and Executive Director Saif Mohammed Al Nuaimi on behalf of the QOA, aims to strengthen their relations and cooperation in the fields of academic, sports, administrative, and technical development and related sciences and knowledge.

Present at the MoU signing were the top management from Aspire Academy including, Deputy Director General, Ali Salem Afifa, Director of Education and Student Affairs, Badr Al Hay, Director of Corporate Services, Ali Sultan Fakroo, Director of Sport and Strategy, Markus Egger and Aspire Academy School Principal, Jassem Al Jaber, while Dr Ali Al Bakri, Head of Athletes development and Khaled Mohamed Al Qahtani, Head of Media and Marketing represented QOA.

This collaboration focuses on developing coaches, experts and specialists in sports, physical education and its applied sciences, through the establishment and development of programs directly with Qatar Olympic Academy.

Furthermore, it includes joint work on holding workshops and programs in sports culture and Olympic movement of students and administrators affiliated with Aspire Academy, in addition to benefiting from the sports department program offered by QOA according to the needs of Aspire Academy in accordance with regulations followed to obtain international certificates accredited by the International Olympic Committee.

“It’s timely that we are signing this MoU during this time when Qatar as a country is celebrating the achievements by Mutaz Barshim and Abderrahman Samba a few days ago in the IAAF Athletics World Championships in Doha. Our objective is always to be intertwined and linked to all sport organizations in Qatar and we always say that they should use us as much as possible to do everything from working with young kids starting in sports, to do elite training, to do coaching training, to even do a strategic thinking administration,” Bravo said.

“The Qatar Olympic Committee has always been very supportive to us and I think that now bringing the Qatar Olympic Academy into play gives us a platform where they can help us and we can help them.

“As we always do at Aspire, we are focusing on the development of people and that includes coaching, sport science, physiology and also some pathways for our young athletes to be at some point connected to the Qatar Olympic Committee,” Bravo added.

“We very proud today to sign this important Memorandum of Understanding with Aspire Academy which is a leading academy in the field of Sports in Qatar, based on its crucial role in student-athletes development for all national teams in different sports. This agreement will help us implement educative and instructive workshops that will help the academy student athletes and staff, as well as programs tailored for Aspire Academy which will reflect positively on sports scene in Qatar,” Al Nuaimi said.

“Aspire Academy becomes a shining star in the sky of Qatar sports and worldwide through its graduates, whose achievements put them on the high ranks of the world sports’ map.

“We, at the QOA, are very delighted today to be able to finalize this agreement with Aspire Academy that will unify efforts between our two academies in developing Qatari athletes.

“We will work hard to put forward important programs that benefit our student-athletes who will represent the country in international big events. This agreement will not be limited to developing student-athletes only, but it will include administrators and coaches in Aspire Academy as well, taking into consideration that the QOA programs cover all academic, Olympic and sportive aspects,” Al Nuaimi added yesterday.

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