ACS International School Doha has recently launched their new sports mascot – ACS Doha Wolves – in time for their move to the school’s landmark new campus last September. The new mascot for the new era ushered in the school’s new vision for sport.
The Wolves will feature in all the school’s sports activities and will represent the school at events and sports matches with the competitive ‘bite’ of the fearsome animal. The decision to move to a new mascot was based on what the community says – parents, staff and students.
Conscious that middle school and senior students in particular want a mascot that evokes their competitive spirit, teamwork and conviction, the Wolf was the outstanding choice.
In the wolf, we have found something that is so much more than a mascot and that which applies across many aspects of school life, says Athletic Director Christopher Quinn. The mascot was officially introduced to the school community in a recent social media campaign.
We wanted something more creative as our school mascot and something that resonated strongly with our values.
Quinn added that wolf packs are highly interdependent units and from day one at ACS, they instil a sense of caring for one another and community in their competitive teams and also across the school. He said that the wolf has been received exceptionally well by the students and gives them plenty of room to build around the symbol and what it means to be part of a pack.
ACS Doha is also using the popularity of the mascot in promoting the use of face masks among the students and distributing customised ‘wolf’ masks carrying the slogan ‘safety in the pack’.
The new mascot represents a step-change in sports at the school, with plans for the creation of a sports-centric hub which engages the whole school community at their enhanced COVID-secure facilities.
An all-weather athletics track, a double-sized sports hall, fitness suite, 4G (FIFA standard) artificial football pitch, and wellness and warrior studios, are among the many amenities incorporated in the state-of-the-art landmark campus that are available for the school’s community to enjoy, with A 25-metre swimming and learners pool opening soon.
Parents will also be able to participate in yoga, tai-chi, HIIT and spin classes eventually, throughout the day and evening. Excellent viewing facilities and a sports café ensure that everyone can take part in the action, making it an attractive multi-functional hub for all sports enthusiasts.
For updates and more information, visit acs-schools.com.