Qatar Football AssociationNews
23.12.2013 21:46 in :

DOHA:The Qatar Football Association (QFA) announced that the “School League” will kick-off today in which 20 schools will compete for the title. Announced on 10th October, 2013, the School League is organised by QFA in collaboration with Supreme Education Council (SEC), and Qatar School Sports Association (QSSA) and sponsored by Qatar 2022 Supreme Committee and witnesses the participation of 20 schools that are divided across 4 different groups.

The tournament will run until the end of March next year and will be held in the training fields of Umm Slal, Al Gharrafa, Muaither, Al Sadd, Al Arabi, Al Khraitiyat, and Meseimeer stadia.

Commenting on the occasion, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Thani, President of Qatar Football Association said: “We have formed a committee that focuses on the development of the School League and we have successfully agreed with all the different parties the necessary preparations that should be undertaken to ensure that this tournament is organised in an excellent manner. The School League plays an important role in allowing us to discover new raw talents at the school level.”

Rabeea Mohammed Al Kaabi, the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Education and Higher Education commented: “We are very excited to kick start the tournament as it is an excellent opportunity to unite football and education in a tournament that will benefit the students by developing their passion for the game and allowing them to display their talents.”

The 2013-14 School League draw has been made on 30th October, 2013 and the 20 participating schools found out their respective fates and opposition. Al Karaana High School and DukhanHigh School have withdrawn from the league, and Mohammed bin Abdul Aziz Al Manna High School and Omar bin Abdul Aziz are now participating instead.