Doha, The Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy's (SC) International Ambassador program is set to visit Manchester on Saturday, where a day-long football tournament and information sessions awaits U.K.-based students from Qatar and the GCC region.
Following the tournament, the students will be part of an interactive information session with members of the SC team, who will share progress updates on the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar.
"The football tournament and the subsequent information session are another step in the continuing engagement with the Qatari student community in the U.K., an important stakeholder in the 2022 FIFA World Cup from both delivery and legacy perspectives," said SC Community Engagement Manager Khalid Al Jumaily.
"This will be an occasion to bring together all the students in the U.K. under one roof for a full day, and it will involve the right mix of entertainment and information. We look forward to updating the students and equally hearing their feedback about the tournament, and in what areas they would like to get involved," he added.
The students will be divided into 12 six-a-side teams based on the cities in the U.K. where they live. Two groups of six teams apiece will play each other in the group stages with the top four finishers in each group progressing to the quarter-finals.
The SC launched the International Ambassador program in 2015 to inform and empower the overseas Qatari student community, who often receive many questions about the event.
The program officially started in October 2015 with distribution of newsletters, containing key 2022 World Cup information, to more than 3,000 Qatari students in various British universities.
In April 2016, as the second phase of the program, the SC's community engagement division staged information sessions in Oxford, Cardiff, Liverpool and Huddersfield, targeting nearly 1,500 students based in the regions of the U.K. with the highest density of Qatari students and interacting with more than 400 of them.
Football has also been an integral element of the second phase of the program, with the SC arranging a tour of the iconic Anfield stadium, the home of five-time European winners Liverpool FC, for participants of the Liverpool workshop.
Source: Qatar News Agency