Qatar's Ministry of Sports and Youth Organizes Ceremony on Sports Excellence Day
19 June 2022

Qatar's Ministry of Sports and Youth Organizes Ceremony on Sports Excellence Day

Doha, June 19 (QNA) - The Ministry of Sports and Youth organized a celebration of the Sports Excellence Day for the 2021-2022 season, and the shields of excellence were handed over to the distinguished clubs. HE Minister of Sports and Youth Salah bin Ghanim Al-Ali handed CEO of Al Sadd Club Turki Al-Ali the Shield of General Excellence for the 2021-2022 season, for the 19th consecutive time and the 20th in the club’s history. His Excellency also awarded the second place award to the President of the Al Arabi club Sheikh Tamim bin Fahd Al-Thani, and the third place to the Vice President of Al Rayyan Football Club Ali Salem Afifa. For his part, Advisor to HE the Minister of Culture and Sports Abdulrahman Musallam Al Dosari affirmed, in the ministry’s speech during the ceremony, that the Sports Excellence Award embodies the directives of HH the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, and his great support for this sector, which manifestly underscores that the measure of success is not only with what the state invests in the field of sports, but with the outputs of this investment, the results of which will all reap in the future. He indicated that the award comes within the strategy and competencies of the Ministry of Sports and Youth that intends to raise the level of sport in the country to the point of excellence, as well as enable Qatari youth to practice sports professionally and creatively, including the aspired and the goals for which it was established, in addition to its national role in achieving the sustainable development goals of the state of Qatar. He added that the award would push to strengthen the role of general assemblies and enable Qatari youth to assume their responsibilities and engage in public work through effective participation in the governance and rational management of clubs and sports bodies in accordance with systematic strategic plans based on the optimal use of available data and capabilities, in order to accomplish the desired results, achievements and outputs, according to the highest rates and indicators of excellence in the fields of sports at all local, regional, continental and global levels. In this ceremony, the Ministry announced the introduction of new standards related to community sports and the importance of expanding the base of practitioners by establishing community sports programs and activities, with the aim of promoting awareness of the importance of sport and its role in the lives of individuals and societies, in addition to activating the role it plays in raising youth awareness and developing their cognitive, intellectual, and physical abilities. The Sports Excellence Award aims to design a systematic framework for evaluating the efforts made in sports, in a way that contributes to encouraging sports clubs and bodies to play their vital role to achieve national visions, desired goals and state leadership in fulfilling the aspirations and requirements of Qatari society in terms of sport. (QNA)