Fitness & Nutrition Awards 2019

18 GHP / Fitness & Nutrition Awards 2019 , Oct19407 Best Multi-Sports Youth Coaching Company - Qatar What started out in 2007 with just four boys and a fewworn-out footballs, has since evolved to become the largest multi-sports coaching provider across the whole of Qatar in just over ten years. To discover the secret behind Evolution Sports Qatar’s incredible success, we take a closer look at its journey to where it is today. Taking care of one’s body is a vital part of ensuring a long and healthy life is maintained, and there is no better time to start than as a child. Not to mention, it can be great fun partaking in a sport or form of exercise. In 2007, Evo Sports was formed with the aim of enabling children from all social and cultural backgrounds to come together on the pitch and enjoy playing a session of organised football. Now, more than twelve years later, the club has grown exponentially, and has seen more than fifteen thousand young people come and go. Evo Sports has since been a pioneer and leader at the forefront of developing youth sports across Qatar, and has even had a hand in some countrywide and large-scale initiatives. A prime example was the nation’s ultimately successful bid to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup. The Supreme Committee in charge of making the decision viewed Evolution Sports as a key case study, examining the benefits that the club has had on youth activity, football engagement, and promotion of grass roots sport. A large part of the successful growth of the club lies in the endless hours of hard work from staff and members, who have been unwavering in their support, patience and loyalty to the club. A true family atmosphere has sprung up from those first few organised football sessions, and it is set to continue long into the future. Having secured a move to Doha College, the new campus will boast two full-size football pitches as well as two indoor sports halls, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, basketball courts, and netball courts. This bounty of facilities are sure to propel Evo Sports to being the best youth coaching club in not just Qatar, but the entirety of the Middle East. Now firmly established as the nation’s best multi-sports youth coaching club, Evo Sports offer a wealth of opportunities in football, swimming, basketball, netball, and fitness. Within each of the first four offerings, kids can participate in coaching programmes, various academies, player development schemes, games programmes, and skill clinics to help refine their technical abilities. On top of the clubs and academies that the team at Evo Sports offer, the #IAMEvo holiday camps are a wonderful opportunity to ensure that time off from school does not have to mean time off from being active and healthy. Camps are designed to encourage and enhance the skills, performance, and confidence of young athletes. Each holiday camp is run in such a way that all young players can have fun, meet new friends, and learn new skills in a safe and welcoming environment. Respect is a key feature of the Evo Sports ethos, promoting the things about sports that people love. Self-control, fair play and mutual respect is constantly encouraged, both on and off the field. Sportsmanship is more than just a term reserved for sports themselves, and the coaches at Evo strive to instil the best beliefs in the young people that come their way. The remarkable diversity of cultures, nationalities, beliefs, and origins at each sporting event makes for a truly enriching atmosphere where strong bonds and cross-cultural friendships are formed. Crucially, at the heart of the club and all of its various sports- related activities, is the desire to come together and have fun. Everybody wants to win when it comes to sports, that is completely natural. But for everyone involved with Evo Sports, it is about so much more than that. It is about dignity, grace, sportsmanship, integrity, compassion, and teamwork. It is about inspiring a new generation of youngsters to be active and remain healthy, to foster cross- cultural relationships and to become the absolute best that they can possibly be. To that end, Evo Sports are doing an exemplary job. Contact: Toyan Greaves Website: