Winners Academy has become the first football club to be registered as a commercial company in Bahrain.
The General Sports Authority (GSA), which yesterday held its first meeting, approved the registration of the academy.
Supreme Council for Youth and Sports (SCYS) first deputy chairman, GSA chairman and Bahrain Olympic Committee (BOC) president Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa chaired the session at Al Wadi Palace.
He wished the panel success in achieving His Majesty King Hamad’s aspirations to develop the youth and sports sectors.
Shaikh Khalid praised the support of His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince Prime Minister. He also noted the key role played by His Majesty’s representative for humanitarian work and youth affairs and SCYS chairman Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa in promoting the youth and sports sectors.
He commended GSA’s efforts to back the national team with the ‘Ahmarna Can Do It’ campaign in the Asian qualifiers for Fifa World Cup 2022 and AFC Asian Cup 2023.
The meeting was attended by GSA vice-chairman Shaikh Salman bin Mohammed Al Khalifa, Youth and Sports Affairs Minister Ayman Almoayyad and other members.