Qatar Airways is now the Official Airline Partner for three of Oman’s Ministry of Education sports programmes, in addition to the Oman International Youth Cup (OIYC). Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, HE Akbar Al Baker, signed the official sponsorship agreement with Sabco Sports Chairman Sayyid Khalid Bin Hamad Bin Hamoud Al Busaidi.

Each programme offers Omani youth an opportunity to join different sports leagues, held throughout the year in Oman. The partnership is undertaken in association with Sabco Sports, the commercial partner of the Oman Ministry of Education.

The Olympic Program runs from October to March each year and enables children from different regions across Oman to compete in a variety of sports, including athletics, chess, sailing and volleyball, with the qualifying players of each sport advancing to the finals.

Similarly, the Football Programme also runs from October to March of each year and the qualifying teams from each region compete at the finals that traditionally take place in Muscat.

The new National Obstacle Series (NOS) runs year-round and invites students from public and private schools to take part in the challenge. The NOS Program is a new scheme that was launched by Sabco Sports in Oman, and advocates for a healthier lifestyle for the youth.

Oman International Youth Cup

OIYC is a football tournament for Under 9, Under 11, Under 13 and Under 15 across the globe, who have the opportunity to showcase their football skills from the heart of the Middle East. The three sports programmes offered by the Ministry of Education in Oman are open to both boys and girls that are enrolled in public schools across the country, under 18 years old.

According to HE Akbar Al Baker, Qatar Airways is delighted to partner with the Omani Ministry of Education for their three youth sports programmes, in addition to the Oman International Youth Cup. He said that these sponsorships strengthen the airline’s extensive global sporting partnership portfolio and demonstrate the strength of their commitment to Oman, a destination always popular with their customers.

By sponsoring these programmes and the OIYC, we hope to further inspire future generations in sports, specifically in football, a sport that has been on the rise in Qatar and the Middle East as a whole.’

According to Sabco Sports Chairman Sayyid Khalid al Busaidi, Qatar Airways is a key organisation in the region, and they are well known for their support of sport and the community.

This is an important initiative that will greatly benefit the children of Oman.’

Qatar Airways is proud to sponsor premier sporting clubs around the world. The airline recently revealed multi-year sponsorship agreements with several global sports entities, including leading German football team FC Bayern München AG, Italian football club AS Roma and Argentinian club Boca Juniors. In addition, Qatar Airways is the official airline sponsor of CONMEBOL professional football competitions across South America, including the Copa CONMEBOL Libertadores, Copa CONMEBOL Sudamericana and the CONMEBOL Recopa.

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