Nike and Saudi National team reveal new kits

The kit features a green Nike swoosh. (Supplied)
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Updated 17 November 2020

Nike and Saudi National team reveal new kits

  • Saudi cultural icons were used in the new design
  • The Nike swoosh was turned green

DUBAI: The Saudi National team collaborated with Nike to create the latest home and away kits for the 2020-2021 season.

Saudi Arabia’s cultural icons, such as the Arabian falcon and the palm date tree, are featured in grey on a white base with the signature Nike swoosh in green. The kits, which are paired with green shorts and white socks, were first debuted during a friendly game with Jamaican National team on Nov. 14

“The Saudi National team is competing in another round of matches to qualify to both the 2023 Asian Cup and the 2022 FIFA World Cup in this new Nike kit and we hope that it will bring us luck and victory. We look forward to forge new achievements and victories with this kit, just like the Saudi team has done many times before,” Saudi football player Salem Al-Dawsari said.

Golf Saudi strikes partnership with the Club Managers Association of Europe

Updated 30 November 2020

Golf Saudi strikes partnership with the Club Managers Association of Europe

  • Educational program will be tailored to support Saudis’ career pathway in and through golf

RIYADH: Golf Saudi and the Club Managers Association of Europe (CMAE) have signed an ambitious new partnership to work together to roll out a certified Arabic language educational program. This is the first of its kind, aimed at encouraging Saudi nationals to pursue a career in golf.

CMAE will set up an education platform in Saudi Arabia, drawing on its industry-renowned approach, to assist Golf Saudi in developing the domestic golf talent pool and ultimately creating new Saudi national certified club managers.

The association is a nonprofit making professional body with members involved in the management of sports clubs, health and fitness clubs and leisure, city and dining clubs in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa.

Commenting on the partnership, CMAE’s director of education, Torbjörn Johansson, said: “Golf Saudi’s pursuit of creating a progressive domestic golf market is asking some big questions of the industry and leading organizations. The domestic plans to not only train up but also equip aspiring talent are a major step and CMAE is proud to be a partner and on-hand to provide the tools and analytic expertise.” 

The CEO of Golf Saudi, Majed Al-Sorour, said: “Our partnership with CMAE is incredibly important for Golf Saudi, but also for the golf industry at large. This is only possible if we are able to upskill our domestic workforce. Golf is good for business and can provide a direct boost to the Kingdom’s GDP, as well as providing lucrative jobs and creating new enterprise. These are exciting times for the golf industry in Saudi Arabia and this agreement with the CMAE helps us to develop a world-class training program that will support young Saudi adults in unlocking the full potential of their future career paths within the golf industry.”

Golf Saudi, a subsidiary of the Saudi Golf Federation, is committed to delivering a national development program that transforms the golfing landscape and aims to create 3,700 jobs by 2030.

Since its formation in 2018, Golf Saudi has embarked on an ambitious national golf strategy, which has worked to support the Kingdom’s impressive Vision 2030. This agreement recognizes the importance of training the next generation of Saudis to meet expected future demand, particularly from international tourists, enhancing Saudi Arabia as a golfing destination.