JBF, GIZ sign sponsorship agreement for ‘Junior Falcons’ program

Mohamed Alayyan (left) with Henning Schick and Nabeel Abu Ata celebrate after signing the sponsorship agreement with GIZ for the “Junior Falcons” program. (Photo: Jordan Basketball Federation)
AMMAN —The Jordan Basketball Federation (JBF) presented the German Agency for International Cooperation "GIZ" as an official sponsor of the "Junior Falcons" program, in a press conference at the Intercontinental Hotel, in the presence of the JBF President Mohamed Alayyan, Secretary-General Nabeel Abu Ata, and Sports for Development Program Head Henning Schick, along with the trainers supervising the program and a large number of representatives of the media.اضافة اعلان

The sponsorship agreement extends for an entire year and includes establishing 10 centers in seven governorates, with the participation of 900 male and female players from all age groups, intending to establish them and develop their skills within a comprehensive and studied curriculum.

At the beginning of his speech during the press conference, Alayyan expressed his excitement for the launch of the “Junior Falcons” program.

“This is an important moment in the history of Jordanian basketball, and we have sought to achieve it nearly four years ago, but the pandemic postponed the launch of the project. Now we can say that the great support provided by GIZ made the project a dream come true, to build a new base that would provide the national teams with players in the future,” he said.

Schick, revealed his great enthusiasm for adopting the idea of the project and supporting it after it was proposed by the Jordan Basketball Federation, saying: “We seek to contribute to the process of spreading the game throughout the Kingdom.”

In his speech, Abu Ata said: "We faced difficulties represented in the lack of stadiums and poor infrastructure, in addition to the weak player base of 1,200 male and female players in various clubs and national teams and for all age groups.”

He also praised the partnership between the Jordan Basketball Federation and the Ministry of Education, and education plays a role in the program's success.

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