Doha, 21 June 2020 - Dutch football legend Ronald de Boer appeared on this week’s Generation Amazing Instagram Live to discuss his football career and the importance of staying positive during the ongoing global pandemic.
The former Ajax, Barcelona, Rangers, Al Rayyan and Al Shamal midfielder spoke about his club and international experiences, and shared advice on developing positive affirmations during adverse times.
Generation Amazing’s Marketing & Communications Director, Moza Al Mohannadi, said: “Ronald de Boer is well respected as a great midfielder of his time, so we were extremely excited to have him join us for this online session. He had some invaluable insight to share with our youth participants, as well as the many people tuning in worldwide.”
The live chat was the latest in a series of interviews with football legends. Previous guests have included Xavi Hernández, Cafu and Samuel Eto’o. The series has been organised in order to engage the Generation Amazing community during the pandemic.
Commenting further about this week’s schedule, Generation Amazing Programmes Director, Nasser Al Khori, said: “This week was very interesting for youth and families. In addition to our chat with Ronald de Boer, we were also treated to the first in a new series of ability-friendly live workout sessions held in collaboration with our partners at Qatar Foundation. Families will be able to enjoy these sessions over the coming weeks.”
This ability-friendly session centred on the core Generation Amazing value of inclusion. It was led by Generation Amazing Master Coach, Michael Richardson, and Qatar Foundation Senior SEN/ASD Football Specialist, Ryan Moignard, who presented an introductory talk on exercises that people of all abilities can do. The ongoing activity is intended to help everyone keep active at home while teaching key life skills including communication, teamwork and leadership.
Generation Amazing is the Qatar 2022 social and legacy programme aimed at positively impacting youth and under-privileged communities using football for development. So far, the programme has reached 500,000 people in Qatar and globally and is aiming to reach 1 million people by 2022.