His Highness Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad, First Deputy President of the Supreme Council for Youth, President of the Bahrain Athletics Association, Honourary President of Bahrain Disabled Sports Federation, directed the High Committee organising the fifth edition of the Khalid Bin Hamad for Youth Centres, to include and approve those clubs that are not under Bahrain Football Association in this edition of the league. The League is part of HH’s sporting and humanitarian initiatives under the slogan “#Meeting_of_Generations”. The event will be organised by the Ministry of Youth and Sports Affair in collaboration with HH Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa Media Centre. The draw event was held the day before yesterday and it has a league for people with disabilities for the second consecutive year and a league for girls for the first time.
His Highness stressed on the importance of allowing clubs and girls to participate in this league. He said that the league’s fifth edition coincides with the vision of the Supreme Council for Youth and Sports chaired by His Highness Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, representative of His Majesty the King for Charity Works and Youth Affairs, Chairman of the Supreme Council for Youth and Sports, President of Bahrain Olympic Committee, and the necessity in activating the role of the youth centres since it is considered to foster Bahraini youths and a place where the league gathers within the framework of supporting and strengthening programmes to their abilities.
His Highness Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad expressed his appreciation for the efforts made by the Minister of Youth and Sports Affairs, Hisham bin Mohammed Al Jowder to launch the fifth edition of the league, stressing the prominent role of the representatives of the Ministry in the establishment of the league.
His Highness Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa praised the active participation of the youth centres as this year’s league includes 36 youth centres from different governorates of the Kingdom, 9 national clubs, 8 people with disabilities team, and 6 girls teams. His Highness said that their large participation reflects their role in caring for and taking care of young people by engaging them in the pioneer programmes which work on refining and developing their various talents.
His Highness stressed that the support to youth members of youth centres and clubs comes from the belief in the importance of the role played by this group as creative energies and able to provide national teams in the futsal game, which is a key factor to serve the country in various sports events and this meeting carries national, sporting, and social goals.