In partnership with the Jordan Football Assocation (FA) and the Jordan National Paralympic Committee, BlazeSports concluded its two week training program in Amman, Jordan with two disability football hands-on and interactive courses. Through this November training series alone, 208 participants attended training sessions on 7 different topics as a result of USAID-funding in Jordan. These courses were made possible through partnerships with the Jordan NPC, Scottish Disability Sport, CPISRA, Jordan FA, and International Table Tennis Federation.
Many of the participants trained during this project will deliver sport programs in their own communities with a focus on recruitment and identification of athletes with physical disabilities. A second series of workshops and multi-sport festivals are being planned in the coming months.
Pictures from trainings series in Jordan
The first of the two courses provided course participants with the tools to positively include individuals with disabilities into mainstream football sessions. This course also provided participants with information about various disability groups and the opportunities available for footballers with impairments to enjoy and realize their full potential within the sport.
The second 2-day course, delivered in partnership with CPISRA, provided the course participants with background information on Cerebral Palsy 7-A-Side Football and opportunities to apply newly obtained skills in session design, tactical awareness and classification, in particular with members of the recently formed Jordanian CP Football program.
BlazeSports and the Jordan National Paralympic Committee (NPC), hosted Disability Sport Education Courses in General Disability Sport, Athletics, Boccia, Wheelchair Basketball, and Table Tennis. Jordan NPC Technical Director, Jasser Nuweiran remarked, “It’s been 4 years since the JPC has hosted Paralympic trainings in Amman. We couldn’t be happier with [our] new agreement with BlazeSports. This week we saw the interest in Paralympic sport rise and we were able to train over 100 students, coaches, and administrators.”
Over 50 coaching education candidates are expected to attend the second week of the training series facilitated by BlazeSports and Cerebral Palsy International Sport and Recreation Association (CPISRA) at the Prince Ra’ad Bin Zeid Sports Complex and at the Jordan Football Association (JFA).