An initiative which to protect the wellbeing and safety of athletes in Jordan has been warmly received by an American audience.
The Qusai Initiative was created by the Crown Prince Foundation and is managed by the Jordan Olympic Committee following the sad death of young footballer Qusai Al Khawaldeh during a match.
It sent shockwaves through the sports movement here and inspired the initiative which has played a central role in sport since.
The initiative was presented at the annual meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association in New Orleans, USA. Represented by Dr. Khaled Zidan, it was highlighted to the delegates in a presentation that also showcased the ambitious plan for the coming years.
In its short time, it has already saved many athletes from serious injury and also saved the life of runner Abdulrahman Al Mashaqbeh who collapsed during an event.
The Qusai Initiative works hand-in-hand with the Olympic Preparations Centre and is holding regular training sessions to improve the capabilities of physios and trainers involved in sport.
It has also pushed for stronger regulations to ensure that medical professionals are present at sporting events and has increased and improved the medical facilities available.