Posted on May 01, 2018

Following the success of previous Emir Cups’ Trophy Tours, schoolchildren of the Birla Public School and The International School of Choueifat were invited to be part of the first stop of the Emir Cup School Trophy Tour. The 46th edition of the Emir Cup has reached the quarterfinals stage with the last-eight clashes set to take place on May 3 and 4 with the final slated for May 19.

The Qatar Football Association (QFA) delegation received a warm welcome from the schoolchildren who displayed different dance performances and shows to express their enthusiasm for the tournament. The delegation consisted of Ali Al Salat, Head of Media, Noora Al Tammimi, Head of Social Responsibility, Abdulrahman AbdulJabar, Social Media Specialist, Nabil Qayed and Mohammed Hashim, Schools Coordinators. Players Talal Al Bloushi and Abdulhamid Enad from Qatar’s most popular teams Al Arabi and Al Rayyan were also present at the event.

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At the Birla Public School, the QFA delegation was welcomed by the staff of the school where students also engaged in football related conversations with players and officials. The students gathered enthusiastically around the famous trophy to take memorable pictures while wearing their favorite football team jersey. Not only will did the students have a chance to hold the prestigious trophy, they also had the opportunity to take memorable pictures with it.

Commenting on the occasion P.A Sharma, the Principal of Birla Public School said: “We are proud to welcome the Emir Cup Trophy in our school and to be part of the promotional campaign for the Emir Cup 2018. Being part of this major event has a great impact on the students and faculty as it makes us feel involved in the biggest football competition of the year.” He added: “Sports plays a vital role in the wellbeing of our students and we constantly organize countless sports and football-related activities for the school children as it is our responsibility to ensure that our students live a healthy and active lifestyle.”

At the International School of Choueifat, Al Duhail players Al Moiz Ali, Bassam Al Rawi and Abdullah Al Ahraq took center stage as students raced to display their footballing skills with the Qatar national team trio.  The tour also included gift distribution and a briefing session about the tournament and football in general. The students were invited to attend the matches and take part in the different community events that QFA is organizing in the lead up to the final match. The final match is set to take place on May 19 at Khalifa international Stadium.

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Ali Al Salat, Head of Media said: “The school trophy tour is part of our overall plan to involve the community, we have witnessed a very positive response by the students of the schools we visited and hope to see the students enjoy the fun-packed programs that our sponsors have organized. We also hope to see the students in the stadiums.” Organizing the Trophy Tour illustrates QFA’s objective to instill a football culture amongst school students at a young age. The trophy tour will continue until the day of the final as football fans across the country interact with players and officials and engage in conversations related to the country’s popular football event.

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