Chairman of the Board of Directors of the General
Sports Authority (GSA) and Chairman of the Saudi Arabian Olympic Committee
Turki Bin Abdulmuhsin Al Asheikh launched the “My Team” initiative on Sunday by
by providing SR500,000 to each of the 14 sports clubs.
The initiative aims to increase the income of the
clubs participating in the Saudi Premier League.
Fans can also support their clubs by donating SR1
every day by sending an SMS to the number 505050. In this regard agreements
have been signed with STC, Mobily, Zain and Virgin telecommunication companies.
Fans can also deposit cash directly in bank accounts
allocated for this purpose for respective clubs.
An agreement has also been signed with an
international company for TV transmission rights.
A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed with
Mawasim Company for Sports Investment to study establishing specialist sports
academies to encourage sports and physical activities and skills among male and
female students all over the Kingdom.
Another MOU was signed with Abyan Medical Company
Ltd to draw up special curricula to teach and train Olympic prospects in all
technical, physical and behavioral aspects, apart from providing sports
consultations in this aspect. – SG