Following a successful initial first year of working together on key projects, the Jordan Olympic Committee (JOC) and Crown Prince Foundation (CPF) have renewed their agreement to continue their relationship into the long term.
The two organisations met at the Olympic Preparation Centre (OPC), where the the CPF praised the work that has been carried out by the agreement over the last year through the Qusai Initiative.
The initiative was created by HRH Crown Prince Al Hussein Bin Abdullah to improve the wellbeing and safety of Jordan’s athletes, and it has been adopted by the JOC who manage its day to day running under the agreement.
Higher medical standards are already in place and medical facilities are being upgraded across all sports in Jordan, as a result.
The initiative held six workshops over the past year, two of them involving 58 fresh graduate physiotherapists, as well as establishing nine clinics in sport cities across the Kingdom.
Qusai has also trained 56 employees and coaches in First Aid so they are able to react as first responders to emergency situations at sports matches.
The initiative has improved the medical support that athletes are receiving at international events. Nour Abu Al Ragheb, CEO of the Crown Prince Foundation, expressed her happiness at signing again with the JOC.
“The initiative has witnessed plenty of achievements over the last year thanks to this cooperation with the Jordan Olympic Committee,” she said.
“We are looking forward to working together to increase the support and protection for our athletes.”
JOC Secretary General, Nasser Majali, pointed out the importance of having Qusai within the sporting family.
“We have been implementing plans and programmes since we started this agreement in order to improve the standards of our medical care for our athletes to a higher level,” he said.
“Athlete safety and well-being is one of our core values so this initiative is a priority for the JOC.”
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.