Qatar Airways, the Official Airline Sponsor of Qatar Football Association (QFA), organised a special match for students at the Oryx International School (OIS) ahead of the upcoming 50th Amir Cup final.

With teachers and media in attendance, students were able to experience the thrill of the prestigious 50th Amir Cup final ahead of the event at the Khalifa International Stadium on 18 March, with the winner’s cup itself on site.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, HE Akbar Al Baker, said that one of their key missions at Qatar Airways is to bring communities together through sport. HE said that their longstanding partnership with QFA gives them both the opportunity to inspire the youth to take up sports while paying homage to Qatar’s highest-profile football cup competition.

Today, the children experienced what it feels like to be a champion with the celebrated Amir Cup trophy. We hope this initiative further nurtures key values including discipline, team-work, perseverance and respect among the students at Oryx International School.

OIS Executive Principal Derek Laidlaw said they are delighted to be part of the historic 50th anniversary of the Amir Cup and to support the QFA and sport in Qatar. He said the children were thrilled to take part in the event and are always ready to demonstrate their skills.

OIS is an independent educational institution exclusively for children of Qatar Airways Group employees. The state-of-the-art school was initially located near the airline’s headquarters in the Old Airport area. It has operated in partnership with Orbital Education since 2016. Its new Mesaimeer campus was inaugurated in September 2018.

The Amir Cup is an annual knockout competition featuring teams from the first and second divisions of domestic football in the State of Qatar. In November 2021, Qatar Airways signed a partnership extension with QFA, making it the Official Airline Sponsor of the national team.

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