Posted on October 16, 2016

In collaboration with the Ministry of Education and Higher Education and Qatar School Sports Association (QSSA), the Qatar Football Association (QFA) organized the draw of the 4th School League today, 16th October, 2016 at QFA’s headquarters, Al Bidda Tower. Matches this season will be played on the training sites of Al Sadd Stadium, Al Kharaitiyat, Mseimeer, Al Arabi Stadium and Umm Salal. All matches will be played at 9am and will be officiated by QFA referees.

The School League highlights QFA’s objective in promoting football among secondary schools in Qatar, thus playing a major role in the discovery of new talented players for Qatari football. This season will feature 20 schools, drawn into four groups of five. The league will begin with group stage followed by a knock out stage. The third place decider match and final match, will take place in Aspire Dome. The first place team will receive a cash prize of QAR40,000, second place QAR30,000, and third place QAR20,000.

The results of the draw are as follows:

Group A

  1. Ahmed Bin Mohamed High School
  2. Al Shamal High School
  3. Al Wakrah High School
  4. Tariq Bin Zeyad High School
  5. Al Jumailiya High School

Group B

  1. Al Zubara High School
  2. Omar Bin Abdulaziz High School
  3. Mohame Bin Abdulaziz Al Mana High School
  4. Ibn Taimiya High School
  5. Hamad Bin Abdullah Bin Jassim High School

Group C

  1. Jassim Bin Hamad High School
  2. Al Shahania High School
  3. Abdullah Al Misnad High School
  4. Nasser Bin Abdullah Al Attiyah High School
  5. Qatar Independent Technical High School

Group D

  1. Khalifa High School
  2. Doha High School
  3. Mohamed Bin Abdulwahad High School
  4. Ahmed Bin Hanbal High School
  5. Mossab Bin Omair High School

Hilal Al Mohannadi, Chairman of the School and University League Committee in QFA, commented: “We are excited to launch the fourth edition of the School League and look forward to see the schools play their best to win this year’s title. Every year, we try to build on the success of previous editions by ensuring that we follow a certain standard when it comes to organizing the matches.” He added: “This league demonstrates QFA’s CSR strategy which aims to provide a platform for students at the high school level to be able to play more football. We work hard at nurturing the talents of the students who fall under this age group to instill a passion for football. The promotion of the positive values ​​of football have the greatest impact on the students and society as a whole.”

Official referees from QFA will be officiating the matches which gives more importance to the league and ensures that the students learn more about the positive values that football brings such as fair play, team efforts, and good sportsmanship. The sponsors of this year’s edition include the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy who are the Official Strategic Sponsor of the School League, Nike, Al Kass, and QNB.