Qatar Football Association’s (QFA) Director of Development Fahad Thani last week held wide-ranging talks with coaches and clubs’ representatives to chart new plans for youth football in the country.
Fahad urged the officials to engage with junior players at all levels and help them ensure exposure to top-quality coaching and training methods, noting that clubs played a vital role in shaping the player base of any country.
“We’ll continue to focus a lot on development of the game at the grass-roots level,” said Fahad, who also stressed the need to improve the communication between players, their parents and coaches.
He said the 18 registered clubs would be divided into two groups of 10 and eight to work constructively on improving the youth programmes. The official added that the clubs that did not meet the criteria set by the QFA would be penalised. DSP