The Saudi Olympic Committee: about 50 meetings to evaluate the work of 54 sports federations
The number of registered federations and committees reached about 35,000 participants, including 678 female players
Monday – Rajab 1, 1444 AH – January 23, 2023 AD
Saudi girls showed their excellence in the Saudi Games (Saudi Olympic Committee website)-
Riyadh: Lolwa Al-Anqari--
Today (Monday), the Saudi Olympic and Paralympic Committee announced the results of the technical evaluation of the strategy to support and develop sports federations for the period from September 2021 to September 2022, after its inauguration in November 2021 with a budget estimated at two billion and 600 million Saudi riyals as one of The initiatives of the Quality of Life Program aimed at bringing about a developmental shift in the Saudi sports federations.
The evaluation phase included 54 sports federations, for which initial financial support was provided. In order to accelerate the process of implementing the objectives of the strategy.
The evaluation focused on measuring progress rates in the governance standard in terms of regulations and procedures to achieve the highest standards of outstanding artistic performance, the standard of sports performance and excellence, the sports participation standard in terms of enhancing community participation in sporting events and competitions, the standard of participation in the national economy and the promotion of cultural and heritage contribution, And the criterion of contributing to raising sports tourism opportunities.
In the context of the announcement, the Saudi Olympic and Paralympic Committee confirmed that a number of goals that contributed to the development of the technical work of sports federations had been achieved, by imposing minimum basic requirements in the technical capabilities standard, and setting technical performance indicators for each federation. With the aim of keeping pace with it in his daily artistic work, with the difference in the quality of implementation between the unions, either because of the union’s activity, its popularity, or the number of its practitioners.
The strategy work team held more than 50 meetings with sports federations to ensure the compatibility of the indicators set with the program. These meetings achieved, at a rate of 100 percent, a clear strategy for the federation, an organizational structure, and a communication plan, in addition to conducting inspection tours of sports facilities. With the aim of reviewing its compliance with international standards and the objectives of the strategy.
The number of players registered in the 54 federations and committees amounted to more than 35,000 players, including 678 female players, and 172 emerging elite players, of whom 74 emerging elite players, at a rate of 43 percent, and more than 41,000 community groups, at a rate of 22 percent.
The number of tournaments and competitions organized during the third quarter of 2022 reached 170 local competitions and 26 international competitions.
At the level of referees, the number of national referees reached 2,015 male referees, and 395 female referees, while the number of Saudi coaches reached 3,227 male and 295 female coaches.