Doha, 7 February 2017. The Draw for Aspire Academy Football League Finals for Generations 2005 and 2006 has been conducted at Aspire Academy on Tuesday 7th February 2017. Aspire Academy Feeder Team coach and part of the League organizing committee, Mohamed Dhib conducted the draw with the help of some club representatives.
The 2016/17 League is for all football clubs in Qatar and players from the age generations 2005 (U-12) and 2006 (U-11). Speaking after the draw Aspire Academy, Managing Coach- Football Feeder Teams, Arno Buitenweg said, “The League provides players of this age with competitive playing opportunities and enables them to showcase their potential. We aim to give these youngsters more matches and chances to play which is not always easy in our situation here in Qatar but this idea of a League and a final competition helps add to the number of games the boys get to play and that’s good for their development. We are pleased that, the “Aspire Academy League” has the support and involvement of all 14 QFA clubs. The final day at Aspire Academy will also provide another chance for club players to show their abilities in order to be selected for Aspire Feeder Groups”, said Arno Buitenweg
The teams that have qualified for the final from generation 2005 are Al Gharafa, Al Sadd, Al Markhiya, Lekhwiya, Al Kharaitiyat and Qatar SC, while for generation 2006, the teams are El-Jaish, Umm Salal, Al Gharafa, Al-Ahli, Al Wakra, and Al Markhiya,
The draw for the final day saw the teams split into two groups per age group. The final festival of the “Aspire Academy League 2016/17” will take place on National Sports Day, February 14, between 9AM and 11AM on the Aspire Outdoor Pitches 3 and 4.
Group A: QATAR SC, AL-KHARAITIYAT, AL-GHARAFA
Group B: AL-SADD, LEKHWIYA, AL-MARKHIYA
Group A: EL-JAISH, UMM SALAL, AL-GHARAFA
Group B: AL-MARKHIYA, AL-WAKRA, AL-AHLI