By Sports Reporter/Doha
Excitement swept through Doha as the second phase of the GOALZ programme, sponsored by Qatar Stars League (QSL), concluded on Friday and Saturday at Lekhwiya and Al Sadd clubs respectively.
The first day of the festival held at Lekhwiya Sports club was dedicated to the 3rd and 4th grade students from the participating schools while the second day of the festival - held at Al Sadd Sports Club - was dedicated to the 5th and 6th grade students.
The two-day festival included football games between the participating schools with each team representing one of the QSL clubs. Also there was a penalty kick challenge that drew a huge response from the students.
At Lekhwiya, students from Shorbone School, Compass School (Al Rayyan), Voltaire School (West Bay), Voltaire School (Al Waab), Doha Academy and Newton Academy participated.
By the end of what was a fierce competition, Shorbone School (representing Al Gharafa Club) emerged as champions.
Compass School of Al Rayyan (representing Al Rayyan Club) were the runner-ups ahead of Voltaire School West Bay (representing Lekhwiya Club) and Voltaire School Al Waab (representing Al Ahli Club).
Voltaire School was awarded the ideal team and Rooney from Compass School was adjudjed as the Most Valuable Player.
At Al Sadd Sports Club, the six schools that participated were Doha Academy, Newton Academy, Gulf English School, Doha English School, Voltaire School and Shorbone School.
Doha Academy (representing Al Sadd) emerged as champions, edging out Newton British Academy (representing Al Arabi Club). Voltaire School (representing Qatar Sports Club) finished third while Gulf English School (representing Al Gharafa Club) secured the fourth spot.
Doha English School was adjudged as the ideal team and while Josh Renor from Doha Academy was given the Most Valuable Player award.
QSL Community Relations officer Nasser al-Kuwari, the general commissioner of GOALZ Program, expressed his thanks and appreciation to Lekhwiya and Al Sadd clubs for hosting the two –day festival which witnessed huge participation and interaction between the students.
He said: “There is was huge interaction from the side of the schools and their students. The Qatar Stars League management aims at attracting the younger generation in order to encourage them to be passionate about football and increase the QSL clubs’ fan base.”
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