Testimonials

Thomas Bach

Aspire Academy is a world-class sports complex which welcomes and trains athletes from around the world, and the work conducted here speaks volumes about Qatar’s great commitment to sport and to the future of its young people.

Thomas Bach

IOC President

Sir Alex Ferguson

Aspire boasts some of the finest sports facilities in the world and during our European winter break we have been able to use these fantastic facilities and make the most of the excellent weather conditions. Together with the hospitality from the Aspire management, this has been a perfect combination. It has been the ideal place to spend our winter break training camp.

Sir Alex Ferguson

Legendary Manchester United FC manager

Pelé

There is a reason why I believe in the Aspire Football Dreams programme. I was the same age as these youngsters when I began to dream about my life as a football player. They should get the chance (to train and be educated) which was denied to me. The game has given me a lot and now, I want to give something back to the game. This project will ultimately help developing countries discover more talent and hope

Pelé

Brazilian Football Legend

Lionel Messi

I have visited many countries as a player and have seen many developmental facilities. Nothing compares to what they have at the Aspire Academy. The Qatari boys are very fortunate. With these amenities at their disposal, there are good chances of them making it big in the future.

Lionel Messi

FC Barcelona and Argentinean National Player

Dr. Tomas Sithole

Aspire epitomizes sports development programs in a manner that is second to none in the world. The well thought out, well laid holistic approach to developing a complete athlete is best exemplified at and by Aspire Academy.

Dr. Tomas Sithole

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Director of International Cooperation & Development