The Paris Saint-Germain Academy by Ooredoo kicked off this week at Doha College, with over 100 children and teenagers from around Qatar taking part.

The football academy, which features Paris Saint-Germain’s top coaches Sacha Lizambard and Benjamin Houri, will teach football skills to children during an intensive four day football camp running 20 to 24 April 2014. Children will be taught a range of skills, including tactical and defensive playing, stamina training and the basic rules of football.

Director of Community and Public Relations of Ooredo, Fatima Sultan Al Kuwari, said:

We believe in championing youth, and through working with top teams like Paris Saint-Germain, we hope to inspire Qatar’s young people to get involved in sport and follow their dreams.’

The Paris Saint-Germain Academy by Ooredoo, is open for children aged 8 to 16 and will take place from 3 pm to 6 pm. All registered participants will receive diplomas on the successful completion of their training, as well as a Paris Saint-Germain football kit, consisting of a football shirt, shorts and socks.

Ooredoo is Qatar’s leading communications company, delivering mobile, fixed, broadband internet and corporate managed services tailored to the needs of consumers and businesses.

Ooredoo will also be hosting a separate academy for the winners of the #OoredooPSGAcademy competition on Instagram. Entrants had to post a ten second clip of themselves playing football in order to win a place in a four-hour intensive training session on 25 or 26 April 2014. These two sessions will have over 200 young people taking part for free from throughout Qatar’s community.

The launch of the training camp is the latest of the company’s sports initiatives in 2014. So far, Ooredoo has held the Ooredoo Marathon, celebrated the Qatar National Sport Day and held a host of events with the company’s brand ambassador, Nasser Al Attiyah.