Sporting conference ahead

February 19 - 25 , 2020

The British Council, in partnership with the Bahrain Ministry of Education and the Bahrain Ministry of Youth and Sports Affairs, is delighted to be hosting the Regional Gulf Sports Conference in Bahrain from February 25 to 27.

The three-day conference will bring together sport education experts, youth sport leaders and sport teachers and coaches from the UK, Bahrain, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman, and the UAE to exchange knowledge and gain new expertise.

Educational and interactive sessions will allow delegates to draw from national educational programmes as well as share newly gained experience and learning from the skill-based training programme called Youth Sports Leadership programme (YSL). It was run across the region for young leaders and trainers in the last three years with the aim of creating a healthier and more inclusive society through sport.

The Sport Festival will be held on February 27 to celebrate the achievements of more than 1,000 young people and trainers across the Gulf who succeeded in completing the Youth Sport Award.

The UK Bahrain Sports, Health and Exercise Science Symposium where Researchers & GCC partner representatives will discuss the latest developments and the future of sport science focused on sports injuries in the Gulf, will run alongside it.

The conference will further include keynote presentations from senior representatives from the British Council, the Ministry of Education and UK Gold Medallist Duncan Goodhew.

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