ICSS and Qatar Football Association sign MOU

Doha – Qatar, 18th March 2013: The International Centre for Sport Security (ICSS) and the Qatar Football Association (QFA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on the opening day of Securing Sport 2013.

The MOU sets outs the commitment of both the ICSS and the QFA to support the advancement of capabilities around major sporting events and furthering long-term development and leadership capacity-building to ensure safe and secure football events in the future.

Signed during the opening session of Securing Sport 2013 by ICSS President Mohammed Hanzab and His Excellency Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Thani, QFA President, the agreement states that the ICSS and QFA will cooperate to advance leadership capacity-building in football in Qatar, as well as safety and security planning, capabilities and infrastructure.

The ICSS will also endeavour to support the QFA across a number of key areas including:

• Support for development of an overarching QFA Master Security Concept

• Development of leadership capacity-building education programs

• Contribute to QFA development with best practices from the ICSS’s experience of national and international events and provide expertise of the ICSS Management Team and its worldwide network

• Support development programs for Leaders in Football and Seeds of Talent

• Develop plans for crowd and risk mitigation management

Mohammed Hanzab, President of the ICSS, said: “This new agreement with the Qatar Football Association is an important step forward for the ICSS and highlights both the ICSS and the QFA’s commitment to advancing knowledge and capabilities in sport safety and security around the world and across the Gulf region. On behalf of the ICSS, I look forward to collaborating with the QFA on these exciting projects.” —- By Will Shand, from Doha – Qatar

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