The programme of "Football Dreams" is a unique humanitarian project whose goal is to empower the youth of the world by identifying, nurturing and providing life skills and an education to football talent scouted throughout the globe.
It is a chance for thousands of 13-year-old boys in developing countries to demonstrate their skills in order to receive an educational scholarship and a chance to fulfill their dream of reaching the heights of international football. For the selected few, AFD provides a holistic development including private school education, coaching, international friendly games, social, medical and sport scientific support, accommodation and food.
The idea of starting Football Dreams was born in 2005, when Aspire Academy and stakeholders in Qatar looked for a way to support developing countries in combination with helping local Aspire talents in their development. Given the philosophy and background of Aspire Academy, providing scholarships and giving young players the opportunity to get a profound education within the best possible environment to be able to start a career as professional football player, seemed to be the best fit.