The Doha GOALS Foundation, in partnership with Connor Sports and local authorities, has built two Sport Court® Power Game™ multipurpose courts in Port Gentil, Gabon and Nablus, West Bank, Palestine. Under the Doha GOALS Sport Fields Initiative, which was born from the first edition of the gathering of the Doha GOALS Forum community in 2012, providing free access to sport facilities for underprivileged youth in communities around the world is one of the Forum’s principal priorities. The next installation of the Doha GOALS Sport Fields Initiative is expected in Mazar I Sharif, Afghanistan.
The design layout of these courts allows for two basketball or volleyball games to be played simultaneously on the width, with removable volleyball posts in the center and Solid Slam Systems™ placed on the exterior border, eliminating the need to move heavy, portable basketball standards out of the way when the kids want to play mini-football. All necessary Power Game™ tiles and components (four Solid Slam Systems, two semi-permanent volleyball systems, and two futsal goals), fit nicely into a single 20-foot container for optimum shipping efficiency. NGOs and institutions in each country will be trained to maintain the fields and create community programs for the benefit of the local youth.
These platforms exemplify the power of the Doha GOALS Forum’s mission to continue to support cross-border initiatives that use sport as a tool for social progress and economic development.