Doha, 30 April 2030 - The Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) is currently hosting an online gaming tournament to keep its employees and members of the community connected while everyone is at home.
People involved with the SC’s Community Engagement initiatives, along with SC staff, legacy programme representatives and players from the Qatar Community Football League (QCFL), are all competing in the Ramadan Online Community Cup.
The FIFA 20 tournament was organised by the SC in collaboration with the QCFL, which has been forced to postpone its matches due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. More than 200 people have signed up for the tournament, which got underway last week. The final will be held on 10 May, with the winner receiving signed shirts from SC ambassadors and a range of special gifts.
Ahead of the final, an exhibition match involving SC ambassador and Australia legend Tim Cahill, who participated in four World Cups, will take place and be shown live on social media.
In the spirit of giving during Ramadan, the SC will donate QAR 10 to Qatar Charity for every goal scored, with the money helping those who have been impacted by COVID-19.
Organiser Zaid Mosawy, the SC’s Assistant Director of Business Analysis & Planning, said: “We wanted to allow the players unable to play physical football to have fun through an online competition. It led to a larger SC initiative taking place in Ramadan. The organisation has been a team effort across departments. The main point is for the community to have fun during lockdown, stay connected and stay safe.”
The SC’s Community Engagement team invited people from its vast database – which includes relationships with 33 different community groups – to take part in the tournament.
Mead Al Emadi, the SC's Community Engagement Manager, said: “It makes me feel proud that we are able to engage with our community members, even in times like this. We received a lot of interest for the tournament and it’s really refreshing to see that even when we feel so disconnected, football is what keeps us united.”