Under the patronage of HRH Prince Feisal Al Hussein, the President of the Jordan Olympic Committee (JOC), an agreement has been signed between the JOC and the Greater Amman Municipality to support and bolster athlete development in the Kingdom.
The two parties will work closely together to run the newly created Olympic Preparation Centre (OPC) which is becoming a centre of excellence for Jordan’s top athletes.
The signing ceremony was attended by HRH Princess Zeina Al Rashed, the Manager of the Olympic Preparations Programme; Amman Mayor, Yousef Al Shawarbeh; JOC Secretary General, Nasser Majali; and in the presence of Board members from the JOC and Greater Amman Municipality.
“This is a vital partnership to be a part of,” said The Mayor.
“We must all do our best to encourage our young men and women to be their best and at the OPC they can receive excellent guidance in a top-class training facility.
It was important for us to follow the vision and direction of HRH Prince Feisal who knows that as well as creating champions, we can spread the message of peace through sport.”
The project was identified as a key objective when Jordan launched its National Sporting Strategy last year, and has already played an important role in developing national team players from a number of sports.
“On behalf of the Jordan sporting family, we’d like to thank the Greater Amman Municipality for the big step they have made by providing this magnificent facility for our athletes to benefit from,” said Mr Majali.
Athletes can receive specialist support as well as the latest treatments and nutritional advice through the OPC, and it will also be available for top class international athletes to use for their overseas training camps.