Professional Sports: Open Horizons and an Inspiring Atmosphere

A Few days separate us from the kick-off of the FIFA World Cup 2022, and Qatar is gearing up to welcome thousands of tourists and football enthusiasts visiting Doha to celebrate one of the world’s largest sporting events.

In an effort to promote a culture of sport, activity, and healthy lifestyles among the youth in Qatar, Qatar Career Development Center (QCDC) is utilizing this unique opportunity to support a variety of initiatives and campaigns that aim to educate students on this renowned sports event.

These initiatives include Qatar Football Association’s “For the Love of Qatar” and the “Make us Stronger with Your Cheering” campaigns, among other initiatives that QFA launched to ensure the world’s top competition leaves a positive and lasting social impact that goes beyond the economic benefits host nations typically reap from such prestigious events.

QCDC is also seeking to achieve this goal by advancing its long-standing mission of empowering students through sports and inspiring them to consider careers as professional athletes. Thus, we would like to encourage parents all around Qatar to take advantage of this opportunity and to leverage the power of football in inspiring a new generation of footballers and athletes in Qatar.

As parents, you have an important role to play in ensuring these efforts bear fruits, and a new generation of the youth in Qatar is inspired to contribute to the country’s transformation into the global and regional tourism hub it aspires to be, a destination where people from all backgrounds can come together to celebrate sports, arts and culture, in line with the Qatar National Vision 2030. In other words, your support as parents is instrumental for Qatar’s success in its mission to galvanize its youth and deliver on national goals.

But instead of pressuring youth to engage in sports, you can join in on the fun and lead by example, helping your children discover their true potential and build confidence along the way. Join them in watching the World Cup games or make up your own mini version of the tournament and play together. Even better, encourage your children to invite their friends over for a day of sports entertainment and fun games.

Regardless of the approach you take, always remember that children have short attention spans. So, be patient, stay positive, and seize this exceptional opportunity to take your children on a once-in-a-lifetime journey to experience the best that the world of sports has to offer.