With fans around the world gearing up for IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019, organisers are working to inspire the next generation of female athletes in the six months build up to the competition.
More than 800 of the world’s leading female athletes will be the focus of the sporting world in September, with the Local Organising Committee (LOC) pledging to showcase the pathways and opportunities to success, inspiring future female athletes.
Through the engaging schools programme across Qatar, with the support of the Ministry of Education and Higher Education, and initiatives, including IAAF Kid’s Athletics, hundreds of girls are set to learn about the IAAF World Athletics Championships. A number of educational and physical activities across new activations will promote the opportunities that sport and athletics has to offer throughout the country for young females.
With the organisers’ efforts encouraging everybody to Aim Beyond, focus will see girls aged between 5 and 12 engage in new sporting opportunities, which aims to increase the continuous growth of female sport participation in Qatar.
LOC director-general and IAAF vice-president Dahlan al-Hamad said, “Each year we see further participation from young Qatari females in the sporting world, with new targets met, yet there is still so much more potential that can be unlocked.
“It is never too late for somebody to achieve their goals and having the world’s best athletes coming to Doha later this year provides the perfect platform to engage and inspire the stars of tomorrow, showing girls that anything is possible.”
Taking place for the first time in the Middle East, the IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019 will be the biggest sporting event the region has ever hosted. The championships will bring together more than 2,000 athletes from 213 world countries, along with 10,000 international guests, spectators and media representatives from around the world.
Ticket packages for the widely anticipated event went on sale for fans and families across the world in September on the official IAAF website at https://iaafworldathleticschamps.com/doha2019/tickets.
With seat prices starting at an affordable QR58, tickets have been selling well with some categories selling out eight months ahead of the opening ceremony at the Khalifa International Stadium.
© Gulf Times Newspaper 2019