DOHA: The Qatar Basketball Federation (QBF) signed three Memorandum of Understandings with Quantum Sports and Events (QSports), Qatar Living, and Stafford Sri Lanka School on Wednesday.
The MoUs are aimed at promoting basketball in Qatar as well as getting communities and schools involved in the sport.
“Actually we have a strategy to grow basketball which has been on for the last three to four years. We have been looking for means to communicate basketball to communities and schools. The schools are important for any sport in Qatar and we will try to do more activities like the School Olympics Programme and hope to get more schools involved,” said QBF Secretary General Ali Al Malki.
Meanwhile the agreement with Qatar Living which has the largest online presence in the country with over 20 million monthly visits on its website will further help spread the game to communities.
QSports, a sports training, sports events and leisure entertainment management company, will use their newly established academy as a centre for development and basketball promotion across all ages.
“This initiative is very important to QSports as a private initiative because signing a contract to launch our academy in partnership with the QBF is big.
“We have done a lot of events with them which has brought us here to launching an academy which is under the QBF guidelines with the aim of reaching professional standard,” said QSports Chairman Ghanim Al Mohannadi.