Posted on October 07, 2017

The Qatar Football Association (QFA), and Qatar Shell organised a three-day coaching clinic in preparation for the launch of the sixth season of ‘Koora Time’, an extra-curricular football programme targeted at boys and girls ages 7-18 years.

Koora Time is based on FC Barcelona Foundation’s FutbolNet methodology and provides children with an extra 72 hours of extra-curricular physical education per year. The seminar focused on five teaching modules that address healthy living through football. Over 90 local coaches from the QFA and Qatar Women’s Sports Committee, including Qatari men and women, attended the seminar.

Qatar Shell and QFA host coaching 2 [].jpgKoora Time is an award winning initiative developed by Qatar Shell in partnership with Qatar Football Association. The initiative is designed to improve the health and wellbeing of young people in Qatar through football. Since its launch in March 2013, the programme has benefitted over 17,500 children across Qatar. Last year’s programme saw a significant reduction in Body Mass Index (BMI) by 80% of participants. BMI is a measure of body fat based on height and weight.

In recognition for its positive impact on the health of youth, Koora Time has been the recipient of numerous awards including the 2014 & 2016 ‘Sports Industry Award’ for Best CSR Initiative, the 2015 ‘CSR Award Qatar’ for Best CSR Impact Initiative, the 2014 ‘Dar Al Sharq Corporate Social Responsibility Award’ for the Best Sports Initiative, the ‘2014 and 2016 & 2017 AFC Dream of Asia Award’ in the area of social responsibility and the 2017 ‘QFA Awards’ for Best CSR Programme.

To find out more about KOORA TIME or to register your child for the programme, please visit