In recent years, Saudi sport has jumped to its natural position, at the forefront of the Asian continent, indeed it has become one of the true forces of the yellow continent, not in a match, but in all team and individual matches.
Al Hilal’s coronation last Tuesday in AFC Champions League was not a coincidence or a fluke, but rather a natural harvest, given the support of the state through unprecedented quality initiatives, to encourage talented people and create a professional environment for sports work in all the matches .
The Kingdom’s success in winning karate silver at the latest Tokyo Olympics through hero Tariq Hamdi, is also a product of interest and support, and is a silver with a well-deserved golden flavor.
The confident steps our first team is taking towards the 2022 World Cup, leading the second group in the crucial Asian qualifiers, is another proof of the successful planning that is driving our sport forward.
support two billion
The Ministry of Sport has launched support for sports federations and an elite sports program with a budget of 2.6 billion and the support is seeing a distinct strategy as follows:
Support provided to cover basic federation activities, including operational costs, activities, camps and salaries, provided to all federations, as assessed.
Incentive Funding: Additional funding packages to reward trade unions for development and success within the following criteria (operational capabilities, technical capabilities, capabilities and results).
There are three phases of the Elite Athletic Development Program:
The first phase: the Saudi Olympic Training Center was established as a future device under the supervision of the Saudi Olympic Committee
The second phase: improve results and performance and reach the advanced stages of the Olympic and Asian Games
Phase III: Develop a sustainable network of elite athletes, take advantage of investment opportunities and compete in the final stages of the Olympic and Asian Games.
The Ministry of Sport has awarded the prizes to the sports federations as follows:
Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Youth Olympic Games
Courses for young Asians
Islamic solidarity games
Asian Games, Asian Indoor Games, Martial Arts and Asian Beach Games.
Sports federations are experiencing a historic phase of development and support, with the follow-up and direct supervision of the Ministry of Sport, in codified way and an integrated work system with the aim of developing all sports federations and increasing the number of practitioners of sports activities and programs.
Support strategy of the club
The Ministry of Sport has announced that there will be annual support for each club of the Prince Mohammed bin Salman Professional Cup League, with an amount of 50 million, and an amount of 5 million for each club of the first division, and an amount of 3 million for each club of the second division, bringing the total number of all club which will be covered by financial support: 64 club.
The Ministry of Sport has announced the criteria that will be supported by the club as follows:
– Live support
– Various games
– presence of the public
– Development of structures
– Digital transformation
The governance assessment passes through the documentation and field analysis of the ambassadors of the branches of the Ministry, a quarterly assessment of the club professional and first-class, a semi-annual evaluation of the club level two and a cumulative monthly assessment of all club .
The various games are among the important criteria for which the Ministry of Sport has set the financial support, in how much has fixed a budget general of 488.5 million, and the valuation is as follows:
Submit a detailed game plan and have it approved by the Ministry.
– Activate 10 different sports and compete in 5 selected games.
– Compete in 5 of the selected games.
– Compete in 5 of the games selected for the age groups.
– Implementation of development programs for age groups in 6 of the selected games.
The Ministry of Sport has set an amount of one million riyals for each club which reaches a percentage of more than 90% of the stadium’s capacity for public attendance, 750,000 riyals for each club which reaches more than 75%, 500,000 riyals for more than 60%, 250,000 riyals for more than 50% and 100,000 riyals for more than 30%.
Achievements made for the country:
The arrival of the first Saudi national team at the 2018 World Cup
At Hilal Club he won the 2019 Asian Championship
Al Hilal FC reached the World Cup for club FIFA 2019
At Hilal Club he won the 2021 Asian Championship
Formula 1 2021
Saudi youth team wins the 2021 Arabian Cup
– The Kingdom hosted the 2021 Dakar Rally (largest car race)
– Tarek Hamdi wins the silver medal for Karate at the Tokyo Olympics
– Abdulrahman Al-Qurashi won bronze in the 100 meters in wheelchair at the Tokyo Paralympics
– Pilot Yazeed Al-Rajhi dominated the round (Baja Italia) and the general classification in the T1 category of the Cross-Country Rally World Cup
– Green shooters have conquered the Asian championship in Kazakhstan through (Atallah Al-Anzi – Aqil Al-Badrany – and Safar Al-Dosari).
Announcing the hosting of the World Youth Weightlifting Championships in Jeddah
The Saudi national team has passed their group in the qualifiers for the World Cup.
Reward of 200,000 riyals for every Crescent player
Prince Abdulaziz bin Turki Al-Faisal, Minister of Sports, announced the provision of 200,000 riyals as a reward to each player of the Al-Hilal team in occasion of the 2021 title victory of the AFC Champions League.
And the official account of the Ministry of Sports on Twitter published the news of the reward monitoring, where he wrote: “The Minister of Sports Prince Abdulaziz bin Turki Al-Faisal offers a financial reward of 200,000 riyals to each of the players of Al- Hilal. in the occasion of the victory of the AFC Champions League 2021 “.
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