Doha, 5 May 2020 - Australia football legend Tim Cahill will become the latest star to take part in Generation Amazing’s Instagram Live sessions when he appears on the broadcast this week.
Cahill, who appeared in four FIFA World Cups for the Socceroos, will share health and wellness tips on @GA4Good on Wednesday 6 May at 8 PM Doha time (GMT+3).
Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) ambassador Cahill, Australia’s record goal scorer, will share advice on how to keep fit during the COVID-19 pandemic – a time when most people are staying at home in order to prevent the spread of the virus.
Following a 21-year playing career, Cahill has gone on to launch a number of initiatives, including the Tim Cahill Coaching Clinics, the Tim Cahill All-Star Academy, along with a schools programme which provides free football training and has already reached more than 10,000 children.
During the live stream, Cahill will also discuss football for development, along with his involvement with Generation Amazing in his role as an SC ambassador.
Ahead of Cahill’s appearance, Nasser Al Khori, Generation Amazing Programmes Director, said: “It’s so important to us at Generation Amazing that we not only ensure the programme continues to impact the lives of people during this crucial period, but also that we are able to join forces with SC ambassadors, like Tim Cahill, who strongly shares our vision for using football to alleviate the stresses we face currently. Together, through the power of football, we can share messages of solidarity and positive affirmation.”
After being announced as an SC ambassador in February, Cahill took part in a Generation Amazing activation at Aspire Dome with local schoolchildren. Cahill gave a talk to the children before reading a book from his successful Tiny Timmy series.
Generation Amazing’s live sessions on social media have allowed the programme to interact and inspire its growing audience and stakeholders during the ongoing pandemic. The streams have helped share a number of key messages, including about inclusion, gender equality, leadership, communication and teamwork.
This week’s Generation Amazing Live schedule features an impressive line-up. Along with sessions from the Generation Amazing master coaches, there will be an interview with Dutch footballer Nigel De Jong, who currently plays for Qatar Stars League team Al Shahania. There will also be a story session from Maktaba children’s library to mark Garangao – a traditional festival celebrated on the 14th day of Ramadan.
Generation Amazing has reached half a million beneficiaries around the world since being launched in 2010. The programme aims to reach 1 million beneficiaries by 2022.