By Sports Reporter/Doha
Josoor Institute started the September sessions of its Training and Development programmes that are organised and delivered in partnership with Leaders, a global event, publishing and consultancy business in sport yesterday. The programmes, which will run between September 26 and 29, include the Advance Leadership Programme, Professional Development Workshops, Masterclass session, Executive Networking sessions and student Outreach sessions.
Josoor Institute is a centre of excellence for the sports and events industries, inspired and developed by the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC). Its training and development offerings are set to run each month from September to December and will provide the tools necessary for professionals in the sports and events industries to grow and advance in their careers. Programmes’ topics range from strategic management to commercial best practices to leadership and venue management.
Addressing over 40 local and regional delegates at the event, Josoor Institute’s executive director (acting) Mushtaq al-Waeli, welcomed delegates yesterday and encouraged them to make the most out of the sessions and engage with the world-class speakers delivering the sessions. Renowned CEOs, COOs and coaches from the NBA, Liverpool FC, the Welsh Football Association and the Jockey Club have flown in to Qatar to share their knowledge and wealth of experience with the delegates.
Brazil win Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup, Qatar second
Team Brazil won the Longines Challenge Cup to bring the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Jumping Final 2016 which concluded in Barcelona, Spain, on Sunday.
The winners from Brazil finished with a 12-fault total while Team Qatar lined up second with 16 and Team Colombia claimed third place with a final score line of 18.
The Brazilians won through despite elimination for second-line rider Stephan de Freitas Barcha who parted company with his 14-year-old gelding, Landpeter do Feroleto, at the second element of the penultimate double on the 13-fence course.
Qatar’s delegation to the event is headed by Qatar Equestrian Federation president Hamad bin Abdulrahman al-Attiyah, who is accompanied by Sheikh Mohamed bin Nasser al-Thani, team director Fahad al-Marri and administrator Hamad Rashid El Ezbah.
Qatar is represented in the event by riders Sheikh Ali bin Khalid al-Thani, Ali Yousef al-Rumaihi, Bassem Hassan, Hamad Ali al-Attiyah and Khalid Mohammed al-Emadi.
The Rio 2016 Olympic team champions from France finished tied-fourth with Spain.
Sheikh Ali bin Khalid al-Thani was one of the riders representing Qatar in the event.
Aspire welcomes its graduate and Rio silver medallist Barshim
By Sports Reporter
Aspire Academy marked the beginning of the new 2016-2017 academic year with a special guest appearance from one of their most successful graduates, Qatar’s Rio 2016 Olympic medallist, Mutaz Barshim, who returned triumphant from Rio clutching the high jump silver medal last month.
He was welcomed by the Academy students including 56 new student-athletes at the Academy’s Auditorium, sharing the highs and lows on his journey to Olympic glory to help inspire young athletes to follow in his footsteps as they undertake a variety of sporting programmes at the Academy.
Barshim won the country’s first-ever silver medal at Rio this summer. His attendance was greeted by Aspire Academy deputy director general Ali Salem Afifa and Aspire Academy management team, in addition to a number of student-athletes, coaches and staff.
Speaking at the event, Barshim said, “It’s good to be back here where it all started, at Aspire Academy, which I consider to be my second home. The Academy , its world-class facilities unlike any other I’ve seen throughout my many travels, has equipped me to be where I am today. It’s a great honour to be greeted with such applause and it feels great to make my country proud by bringing home its first Olympic silver medal.
“I hope my presence here today inspires fellow student-athletes to work hard and take advantage of what the Academy has to offer, to achieve incredible results.”
He told the new student-athletes, “Don’t be afraid of failure as it will help you learn. Don’t overthink, show dedication, get plenty of rest, and proactively seek your coach’s guidance to achieve your best possible results. Dream big and aim high, Olympic glory and world records come from hard work, dedication and great team around you.”
Commenting on his attendance, Afifa said, “We are incredibly proud to see one of our bright students rise at an international level. Aspire Academy is always striving to provide the best facilities, coaches and education to help our student-athletes achieve their maximum potential. We hope to see more of them achieve great results at major international tournaments in line with the Academy’s objectives to help Qatar elevate its international portfolio in the sporting arena.”
This new academic year 2016-2017, which has a total number of 265 student-athletes, marked the first academic year after receiving the accreditation by the Council of International Schools. Student-athletes were accepted after successfully completing the elaborate talent identification process of the Academy.
Established in 2004, Aspire Academy has two primary aims. First, to identify and transform talented young athletes with real potential into world-renowned champions who represent Qatar in national teams across a wide range of sports. Its second primary aim is to promote a sports culture in Qatar and the region.
Aspire Academy aims to develop students holistically, providing individuals with a comprehensive academic, social and sporting education. To support student-athletes in fulfilling their promise, there are five major departments at Aspire Academy that specifically look after their development: the Football Department, the Football Performance and Science Department, the Sports Department (non-football), the Sports Science Department, and the Education and Student Care Department.
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