RIYADH: Prince Abdulaziz bin Turki Al-Faisal, chairman of the board of directors of the General Sports Authority (GSA) and Hamad bin Mohammed Al-Sheikh, minister of education, launched on Monday the second edition of the Schools Football League.
Prince Abdulaziz said that the project is one of the authority’s most important initiatives, which is organized in cooperation with the Ministry of Education to develop a new generation of Saudi footballers.
“We understand the sport’s needs and the aspirations of our country to hone and empower new talents so as to achieve what is befitting this country and its sons. The School League project represents a key step and starting point to reach the best results,” he said.
The prince added: “The School League project is the most important for us in the GSA towards building a promising generation capable of creating a better future for our sport. All sports fans, me included, were delighted with what was achieved in the first version of this project.”
The project saw the participation of 5,000 schools, more than 11,000,000 teams and 150,000 students who played in 47 Saudi provinces and cities.