Qatar Football AssociationCSR
18.11.2018 14:01 in :

DOHA: The Qatar Football Association (QFA) and Qatar School Sports Association (QSSA) on Sunday announced that the sixth edition of the “School League” will kick off on November 19.

This year, the league brings together 18 high schools from across Qatar competing for the coveted title.

The draw was conducted in QFA’s headquarters earlier by QFA and QSSA officials in which the schools were divided into three groups.

All matches will kick off starting 9 am every Monday and Wednesday and will be played at the training pitches of Al Sadd Stadium, Al Kharaitiyat Stadium and Al Arabi Stadium.

Participating schools will take part to the competition’s group stage from 19 November to 30 January followed by quarter finals and semi finals. The quarterfinals, semifinals and final match dates and times will be decided on at a later stage in the tournament.

Hilal Al Mohannadi, Head of Subsidiary Leagues Committee in QFA commented: “We are thrilled to launch the sixth edition of the “School League” and look forward to witnessing the 18 participating schools battle it out on the field to win this year’s title.

Organizing the School League demonstrates QFA’s CSR strategy which is to provide a platform for the youth in Qatar to be able to play football, in this case at the high school level. Official referees from QFA will be officiating the matches which gives more importance to the league and ensures that the students learn more about the positive values that football brings such as fair play, team efforts, and good sportsmanship.”

The first School League kicked off in 2013-14 in which Ibn Taimiya High School were crowned champions. Mohammed Al Mana High School football team were champions of the second edition, while Al Shahania High School were champions of third and fifth editions, and Ahmed Bin Hanbal High School were champions of the fourth edition.

The participating schools are:

– Doha High School
– Khalifa High School
– Ahmed bin Hanbal High School
– Al Zubara High School
– Ibn Taimiya High School
– Tariq bin Zeyad High School
– Al Sailiya High School
– Mohammed Al Mana High School
– Omar bin Abdulaziz High School
– Abdullah Al Misnad High School
– Ahmed bin Mohammed High School
– Al Shahaniya High School
– Qatar Technical High School
– Nasser Al Attiya High School
– Al Shamal High School
– Hamad bin Abdullah High School
– Hassan bin Thabit High School
– Qatar business School

The sponsors and partners of the league include:

– Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy, the Strategic Partner of School League
– Qatar National Bank, exclusive financial partner
– Al Kass Channel, official broadcaster
– Nike, official supplier