14 Jun 2018 - 1:26
Aspire Academy Graduation Ceremony set for June 26
Doha: In two weeks’ time, Aspire Academy will celebrate the journey of 42 talented athletes who make up Qatar’s next generation of athletes.
The 11th Aspire Academy graduation will see students from athletics, gymnastics, football, football refereeing, fencing, and table tennis capped in a Graduation Ceremony due to be held in Aspire Dome on June 26.
The ceremony also marks the culmination of six years of diligent effort from the student-athletes.
This year’s batch of graduates is full of talent and promise. Some of them have already proven themselves in various local and international sports competitions as they brought back gold, silver, and bronze medals to Qatar and were crowned championships at various tournaments.
Some of these include Aspire Academy’s current graduate, Moaaz Ibrahim, one of the most promising young athletes.
He has recently returned from the Asian Junior Athletics Championships, which was held in Japan, with two medals, one gold and another silver, in shot put and discus throw. In football, the Under-19 Qatar national team, comprised entirely of Aspire Academy’s student-athletes and graduates, qualified to compete at the 2018 AFC Under-19 Championship in Indonesia.
In fencing, student-athlete Yousef Al Bader finished second in the Turkish Fencing Federation European Cadet Circuit (Under-17), which featured 70 competitors from around the world.
Meanwhile in squash, Hamad Al Amri, one of this year’s graduates, won second place at the Luxembourg Junior Open for the Under-19 age group.