Doha, 26 February 2019. The draw for the “Aspire Academy Football League” Finals for the Generations 2007 and 2008 has been conducted at Aspire Academy on Tuesday, 26th of February 2019.
The 2018/19 League is for all football clubs in Qatar and players from the age generations 2007 (U-12) and 2008 (U-11). Speaking after the draw, Ricardo Borba, Feeder Team Coach at Aspire Academy, said: “The Aspire Football League is a good opportunity for the best players in Qatar to challenge each other and to add more matches to their seasons and this competition gives us at Aspire Academy also another opportunity to judge the skills of these players to help us select the players that will be able to join the Academy as full-time students next year.”
According to Borba, who has been working with young players at Aspire for 14 years, kids at this age reach a crucial point in their development as football players. “Coming from the grassroots, this is the age when they start taking football more serious and we are also grateful that the clubs fully support this competition. The finals will definitely be one of the highlights of the season for them.”
The draw for the final day saw the teams split into two groups per age group. The final festival of the “Aspire Academy League 2018/19” will take place on February 28, between 4pm and 6pm on the Aspire Outdoor Pitches 4A and 4B.
Generation 2007 (U12)
Group A: Al Sadd SC, Al-Gharafa SC, Al Ahli SC, Al-Duhail SC
Group B: Al-Rayyan SC, Al-Khor SC, Al-Arabi SC, Al-Shamal SC
Generation 2008 (U11)
Group A: Al-Ahli SC, Al-Rayyan SC, Al-Duhail SC, Al-Wakrah SC
Group B: Al Sadd SC, Al-Khor SC, Al-Shamal SC, Al-Gharafa SC