Prominent sports officials will meet with senior students and university sports lecturers on Wednesday to discuss aspects of the new strategy for sport, which was launched by the Jordan Olympic Committee (JOC) in January.
The one-day workshop, entitled “Co-operation between the JOC and sports faculties at Jordan universities” will break down into three discussion topics with the aim of developing the strategy and to encourage closer relationships between academia and sport.
Students and lecturers from Mutah University’s Sports Faculty will attend and leading the senior sports officials present will be JOC Secretary General Nasser Majali.
The workshop will also address the challenges that face young Jordanian athletes who are trying to excel in education.
The various JOC programmes will be discussed as well as how scientific research can be encouraged and implemented to further develop sport performance.
“It is important that the JOC engages with a cross section of society as we implement our new strategy,” said Mr Majali.
“Universities have a vital role in the development of our athletes and we look forward to hearing how we can work together to develop this relationship in the future, particularly in the areas of athlete/student well-being and scientific research.”