Next Round of Coaching Clinics Set to Take Place in Kuwait, Oman and Algeria
Ooredoo’s coaching clinic initiative with Paris-Saint Germain has rolled-out across the MENA region over the past month, delighting and engaging young footballers with sessions in Tunisia and Qatar.
“Paris Saint-Germain Academy brought to you by Ooredoo” went to Tunisia in November and took place in Doha, Qatar twice in 2014.
In total, more than 600young people aged between six and sixteen had the chance to participate in technical training sessions led by Paris Saint-Germain coaches and supported by UEFA-qualified coaches in the two countries.
The Academy sessions in Tunisia included young people selected by the Tunisian “Sport for All” Federation, to ensure that the benefits were felt in traditionally under-served communities.
The programme will continue across the region in the coming months, with clinics planned for Oman, Kuwait and Algeria.
Dr. Nasser Marafih, Group CEO, Ooredoo, said: “Sport makes a difference, both physically,by providing healthy activity and emotionally,by giving children an area of focus and discipline. Ooredoo works hard to support the aspirations of young people across our markets, and our initiative with Paris Saint-Germain has delivered a real and positive impact on their lives.”
Paris Saint-Germain Academy brought to you by Ooredoo offers education and motivation for aspiring young football players, and helps them in a range of key areas, including match preparation and effective training methods.
Children learn a range of key skills, including tactical and defensive playing, stamina training and the basic rules of football.
Ooredoo and Paris Saint-Germain signed a sponsorship agreement in September 2013.
Ooredoo’s partnership with Paris Saint-Germain places a strong emphasis on engaging people through sport and encouraging them to live healthy, active lifestyles. In addition to the Academy, Ooredoo’s work with Paris Saint-Germain has brought the brand to a global audience.
Ooredoo is a leading international communications company delivering mobile, fixed, broadband internet and corporate managed services tailored to the needs of consumers and businesses across markets in the Middle East, North Africa and Southeast Asia. As a community-focused company, Ooredoo is guided by its vision of enriching people’s lives and its belief that it can stimulate human growth by leveraging communications to help people achieve their full potential. Ooredoo has a presence in markets such as Qatar, Kuwait, Oman, Algeria, Tunisia, Iraq, Palestine, the Maldives, Myanmar and Indonesia. The company was named “Best Mobile Operator of the Year” at the World Communication Awards 2013.
The company reported revenues of US$9.3 billion in 2013 and had a consolidated global customer base of more than 95 million people as of 31 December 2013. Ooredoo’s shares are listed on the Qatar Exchange and the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange.
About Paris Saint-Germain Academy
Created in 2005, in close collaboration with the club’s youth academy, notably for the elaboration of the technical program, the Paris Saint-Germain Academy is open to all kids aged from 5 to 16 years of age and offers a unique opportunity to discover the Paris Saint-Germain universe.
With a football academy in Paris bringing together more than 1300 kids each week, and academies in Rio (Brazil), New York (USA), Doha (Qatar), Delhi (India) and Morocco, the Paris Saint-Germain Academy has developed a solid experience in the transmission of its values and know-how.
About Paris Saint-Germain
Three years ago, Paris Saint-Germain set itself the goal of becoming a global sports brand by embodying in everything it does and in all its communications the values of elegance, excellence and respect that are associated with Paris whose name its brand so proudly bears. French champions, and quarter-finalists in the UEFA Champions League during the 2014 season for the second consecutive year, the first stages of the club’s project bear witness to its aim to join the very top flight European clubs. Paris Saint-Germain is very active in the media sector, particularly through PSG TV, available on the Internet in 3 versions (French, English and Spanish), and PSG.fr published online in 8 versions which attracts a total of 15 million page views and 1,5 million one-off visitors on average per month (with over 18% from overseas). Paris Saint-Germain is the top-ranked French club on social networks with over 20 million fans and followers (club, teams and players combined).