This weekend marks the culmination of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development’s ‘Passport to Passion’ challenge.The eventwill take place at the Awsaj Academy pitch at Qatar Foundation’s main campus on Friday, 24 May and Saturday, 25 May, and will provide another opportunity for youngsters to demonstrate their footballing prowess.
The ‘Passport to Passion’ series is part of the ‘Passion Drives Us All’ initiative that is designed around Qatar Foundation’s partnership with FC Barcelona. Over the last few weeks, hundreds of players have participated in the weekend challenges and shared this special experience with family and friends. The sessions continue to demonstrate Qatar Foundation’s commitment to community development through the promotion of a healthy lifestyle.
The fifth and final challenge, which is being held from 4pm to 6pm each day, promises to be even more fast-pacedand entertaining for youngsters and their families. Footballersaged between 5 and 15 will have the opportunity to perfect a number of essential footballing skills, including ball control, obstacles courses, passing accuracy, coordination, and heading ability.
They will then get the chance to express themselves in a five-a-side competition, designed to test every attendee’sendurance, agility and overall technical skills on the pitch.Professional trainers will once again be on hand to provide support to individual teams.
Participants will also be expected to work as part of a team and to demonstrate a spirit of sportsmanship during a testingsequence of relay races that will challenge their resilience and determination. Players will be required to dribble the ball, stop it with the sole of their foot, run and tag anotherteam member, and race back to retrieve the ballbefore finally dribbling it back.
In keeping with the programme’s primary objective of reaching out to young people, the ‘Passport to Passion’ finale aims to unite young football enthusiasts. The series has been created to instil fundamental values of perseverance, dedication, teamwork, and a positive ‘can-do’ attitude in youth.
Participants from all previous “Passport to Passion” events are encouraged to attend this weekend’s activities at which giveaways will be distributed at a fun-filled family event.