Posted on June 13, 2013

The world famous football club Real Madrid C.F has confirmed a pioneering new partnership with QSports to bring the unique Real Madrid Campus Experience to Qatar.

The Real Madrid Football Campus is an innovative initiative for children (aged between 7 and 17) to experience the magic of the ‘Madridista’ football lifestyle and coaching in the Middle East. The unique 2 week program developed by Real Madrid offers participants a comprehensive and structured sports training program and the opportunity to be coached and trained in methods used by the world’s best football players. The program will be delivered in world class facilities ensuring a healthy and safe environment for young soccer enthusiasts in Qatar.

QSports is a Qatari Sports Management Company. Established in 2011, the company already has a 6000 strong membership base of active sports enthusiasts with members able to participate in a variety of sporting leagues and activities. With experience in Kids Sports Academies and having organized several national and international sporting events and concepts, QSports also has the support and endorsement of the Qatar Olympic Committee, Qatar Stars League and several other sporting federations of Qatar.

Real Madrid Campus (L to R) Francisco Baptista - Manuel Parreno

QSports Senior Program Director & Real Madrid Football Campus Qatar Coordinator – Francisco Baptista explained ‘with our extensive knowledge and understanding of the sports market here in Qatar – we believe that we can work with Real Madrid and Sports Forward to deliver a once in a lifetime experience for the participants’

Francisco who has over 30 years of experience in sports coaching, management and education confirmed that QSports will be the official rights holder from the Real Madrid Foundation to offer the campus in Qatar and build on the success of similar events held in places such as Singapore and Puerto Rico.

QSports will work in partnership with Sport Forward – an international sports consultancy firm to fully develop and realize the vision for the Real Madrid Football Campus. The Sports Forward General Director - Joaquin Martinez commented "We are proud to partner with QSports to bring for the first time Real Madrid Foundation to Qatar and support QSports in the youth sport development of the country"

Manuel Parreño, Real Madrid Foundation Director from Campus and Academies said "The Real Madrid Foundation is satisfied with the sports facilities and we will work with QSports and SportForward to organize the first football campus of the Foundation in Qatar"

The Campus is scheduled to take place in 19th October 2013 till 31st November 2013 and is open to the first 250 children who sign-up for registration. An inter-school tournament is also planned by QSports for September 2013 whereby the champion team will get the chance to attend the Real Madrid Football Camp for Free. The cost for participants will be QR 2,250/- per player. QSports also have plans in place to facilitate a full Real Madrid Talent Academy in Qatar – staffed by official Real Madrid Coaches

More information about registration and the Real Madrid Campus Experience can be found at www.frmqatar.com and www.qsportsleagues.com.

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