Ooredoo and Paris-Saint Germain Deliver World-Class Training to Talented Local Footballers
Last weekend Ooredoo teamed-up with Paris-Saint Germain to give local communities’ budding football stars the chance to learn from world-class sports coaches. Some of France’s finest footballing trainers flew to Oman to deliver the training at the Sultan School’s playing grounds to 200 lucky participants, who were selected from a social media competition, local football clubs, special VIPsand the Ooredoo family.
Qasim Bin Mohammad Al Barwani, student at the academy said: “I learned a lot from the training at the academy and I appreciated every minute spent with the coaches. I especially enjoyed the match session and the training on how to juggle the ball. I would like to thank Ooredoo for this great opportunity and I am looking forward to being enrolled in future similar academies.”
The Academy forms part of Ooredoo and Paris Saint-Germain’s approach to encourage healthy lifestyles and support young peoples’ ambitions and aspirations. The clinics provided the Omani youth an opportunity to showcase their talent to the world, whilst empowering each individual and the collective with the values of teamwork, discipline and commitment.
Ooredoo supports a variety of events and initiatives to drive human growth through physical activities, including cricket and football, as well as generating partnerships with local businesses, sports clubs and gymnasiums to promote a greater awareness of health and wellbeing.
Omani Qatari Telecommunications Company SAOG (“Ooredoo”) was founded and registered in the Sultanate of Oman in December 2004. It launched its service in March 2005 as the challenger mobile operator in Oman, originally operating under the name Nawras. The Company was awarded the second fixed licence in Oman in 2009, and launched its international gateway in April 2010, its corporate fixed and broadband services in May 2010, and its residential fixed and broadband services in June 2010. Since 2010, Ooredoo has been an integrated services telecommunications operator and is currently serving over 2 million customers across the Sultanate. Following a successful IPO on 1 November 2010, Ooredoo is listed on the Muscat Stock Market (MSM) under the “ORDS” ticker. Ooredoo is majority owned by Ooredoo Q.S.C. and also has a number of significant Omani shareholders which ensures that the company is strongly integrated into the Omani society. Ooredoo has won a number of awards including Jury’s Distinction Award for Customer Service Excellence in the telecom sector 2013, Leading Telecommunications Company at the Arab Achievement Awards 2013, Best Operator Network at the Telecoms World Middle East 2013 Awards and a number of awards for their outstanding campaigns at the Dubai Lynx Awards in February 2014.
About Ooredoo Group
Ooredoo is a leading international communications company delivering mobile, fixed, broadband internet and corporate managed services tailored to the needs of consumers and businesses across markets in the Middle East, North Africa and Southeast Asia. As a community-focused company, Ooredoo is guided by its vision of enriching people’s lives and its belief that it can stimulate human growth by leveraging communications to help people achieve their full potential. Ooredoo has a presence in markets such as Qatar, Kuwait, Oman, Algeria, Tunisia, Iraq, Palestine, the Maldives, Myanmar and Indonesia. The company was named “Best Mobile Operator of the Year” at the World Communication Awards 2013.
The company reported revenues of US$9.3 billion in 2013 and had a consolidated global customer base of more than 95 million people as of 31 December 2013. Ooredoo’s shares are listed on the Qatar Exchange and the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange.