A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed yesterday in this regard, between QU, Qatar Football Association (QFA), Aspire Zone, and Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy as Qatar University (QU) will soon introduce an academic programme for talented athletes and football professionals in Qatar.
The MoU has been signed to establish a Bachelor of Sports Education at QU and aims to support and develop talented athletes, and to drive forward the spirit of innovation in sports in Qatar.
It was signed by QU President Dr Hassan Al Derham, QFA President Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Thani, Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy Secretary General Hassan bin Abdullah Al Thawadi, and Aspire Zone CEO Mohammad Khalifa Al Suwaidi.
The terms of the MoU include collaboration to establish, implement and support an academic programme for talented athletes and football professionals in Qatar. This will contribute to building the future generation of football professionals and to model the coming stars in the run-up to the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar and beyond.
Dr Al Derham said that the MoU will contribute to establishing a Bachelor of Sports Education at QU following approval by the Board of Regents and a Steering Committee comprising members from the partnering institutions will establish the admission requirements for the new programme.