Generation Amazing, the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC)’s football for development programme, was initiated during Qatar’s successful bid for the FIFA World Cup 2022™ in 2010. It uses the power of sport to positively impact lives and create sustainable social development in communities. More than 500,000 beneficiaries have been reached to date through Generation Amazing in the Middle East and Asia.
The official announcement was made at Stadio Olimpico grounds before Roma’s home match against Sassuolo, where 100 local children were invited to attend and watch the game as guests of the club and Generation Amazing. In attendance at the game was the Qatari Ambassador to Italy, H.E. Abdulaziz Ahmed Al Malki Al Jehani.
“Generation Amazing’s core purpose is to improve lives through drawing upon football’s innate power to inspire and transform,” said H.E. Hassan Al Thawadi, SC Secretary-General.
“The principle of football as a driver of social change is a vital principle in every project we engage in relating to the 2022 FIFA World Cup. AS Roma is an institution rich in history and renowned for its social awareness. Generation Amazing and AS Roma will work closely to ensure the values we share affect communities positively and integrate football into wider initiatives focused on development.”
The partnership includes joint venture work on Generation Amazing and AS Roma programmes in Rome and other international cities in Qatar, the Middle East and Asia. It will also highlight important social issues like gender equality, facilitate an exchange of expertise in Doha and Rome, and activate further legacy opportunities through Josoor Institute and B4Development.
Fans at the stadium were shown a video showcasing Generation Amazing’s programmes and activations all over the world. The agreement also includes a digital and social media partnership between AS Roma and Generation Amazing to help promote their associated football for development initiatives.
“We are delighted to announce this partnership with Generation Amazing and the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy,” said Mauro Baldissoni, AS Roma Vice President. “We have been very impressed by the incredible work Generation Amazing has been doing around the world and we believe that through this partnership, with Roma’s full support and expertise in youth coaching, we can use sport for good in Italy, Qatar, Nepal, Pakistan, Jordan, Lebanon, the Philippines, India and many more countries over the next four years.”
In attendance for the special announcement was Generation Amazing Executive Director Mushtaq Al Waeli, and Programme Director Nasser Al Khori.
“We’re thrilled to join hands with AS Roma in our mission to bring this exciting football development programme to children in Italy and youth across the world,” said Al Waeli. “We share a joint belief in using the power of football to improve lives and build communities, and are looking forward to an important partnership with AS Roma.”
“Through football, we teach life values like gender equality, tolerance, respect and communication, which help to create an inclusive generation. This is a priority for Generation Amazing and the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy as we build a lasting legacy for Qatar 2022,” added Al Khori.