Our Talent Identification (TID) Programme is a nationwide initiative that works in close coordination with the Ministry of Youth and Sports, the Qatar National Olympic Committee and the Supreme Education Council (SEC). Our primary goal is to find male students within Qatar Government schools that exhibit exceptional athletic talent and offer them a student-athlete scholarship within Aspire Academy. In a three-phase process (Bronze, Silver and Gold phase), Aspire conducts testing of approximately 3,000 Grade 6 students in schools (Bronze phase) and at Aspire (Silver and Gold phase) every year. In addition, some boys are nominated for the “Silver phase” by the respective Qatari sports federation. The final Phase, the “Gold Camp”, consists of a two-day mini-camp at the Aspire Academy, where the students perform and train in a typical athletic environment and are assessed by coaches, sport scientists and teachers. At the conclusion, the 40 boys with the most potential to excel are nominated for full Aspire Academy scholarships. While most students join Aspire Academy at the age of 12, some older boys, that are referred by federations, join the Academy at higher grades if they fulfill the requirements.