UncategorisedPremier League official key visit begins

September 11, 20190

English Premier League’s Public Affairs Head Tim Vine yesterday (Monday) started his visit to Bahrain in an attempt to create a community-based sports project in Bahrain.
The Bahrain Olympic Committee (BOC) in Seef hosted the first series of meetings for Vine with representatives from the Supreme Council for Youth and Sports (SCYS), the BOC, the General Organization for Youth and Sports, key ministries, where each party made presentations on its own visions, missions objectives and programmes.
Speaking on behalf of their own organisations were SCYS Planning, Policies and Follow-up director Rashid Al Zayani, Noaf Al Esbae and Shouq Al Malood of Goys Youth Centres, Ahmed Ramadan of Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad International Youth Creativity Award, Sara Janahi of Goys Youth Affairs Directorate and BOC International Affairs specialist Matthew Dixon.
Vine then made a presentation on the Premier League, a commercial organization, which works wither with the Football Association in England to provide the best community sports environment.
“One of the key objectives is to create a strong multi-agency network within Bahrain where positive youth engagement sits at the forefront,” added Vine.
In his presentation, Vine presented a number of significant points, such as the Premier League communities strategy, the Premier Skills tool to develop coaching, as well as the Premier League Kicks project in English and select countries such as Brazil.
 “The Premier League and its clubs in England deliver one of the largest community and grassroots sport programmes of any professional sports body, both in the UK and in 25 countries around the world, are offering their experience around the successful implementation of this project,” said Vine.
Following the presentations, Vine had open discussions with representatives of the Education Ministry, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Social Development, Ministry of Interior, the British Embassy, the British Council and the Bahrain Football Association to review possible implementation of this first-of-its-kind project in the kingdom.
Meanwhile, Vine’s programme continues today with a number of field visits to several communities, including the youth centres of Hamad Town, Al Sehla and Ra Romman.
He will then visit the Bahrain Football Association and meet its president Shaikh Ali bin Khalifa Al Khalifa to hold further discussions on this project.

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