An initiative created by HRH Crown Prince Al Hussein Bin Abdullah to improve the wellbeing and safety of Jordan’s athletes has been adopted by the Jordan Olympic Committee.
The Qusai Initiative was created following the tragic death of young footballer Qusai Al Khawaldeh during a match, and is designed to ensure high levels of medical standards and facilities are implemented across all sports in Jordan.
On Thursday, Omar Al Masarwah, The CEO of the Crown Prince Foundation, and Nasser Majali, Jordan Olympic Committee (JOC) Secretary General, signed an agreement which will further develop the initiative over the coming years under JOC supervision.
The initiative offers training for sports medical personnel to ensure that they are capable of treating injuries that players may suffer.
As well as the training, there is a plan to establish medical service centers in all sports facilities across the Kingdom.
“To ensure our standards are world class we have already signed an agreement to work with the World Confederation for Physical Therapy (WCPT), who studied the current situation in Jordan,” said Al Masarwah.
“We have now developed a plan with the JOC to achieve the initiative’s goals and to develop this important sector across the kingdom.” Majali added.
“This signing represents an important moment in the history of sport in Jordan with athletes’ safety and wellbeing an important component of our new strategic plan. We are delighted to be working with the Qusai Initiative.”
The signing ceremony took place in the JOC headquarters where the initiative will now be based.