The Miscellaneous Group was recently represented at the fifth Beach Soccer Workshop in Dubai.
The workshop which took place on Friday, November 4th at the Westin Mina Seyahi Hotel as officials and guests contributed their views on key issues surrounding the sport while also gaining information and inspiration to take back to their respective teams, nations and organisations.
The agenda of this fifth FIFA Beach Soccer Workshop in Dubai included topics such as:
-How can Beach Soccer become an Olympic Sport? Can the Laws of the Game be improved (open debate)?
-Women Beach Soccer, a growing opportunity?
-FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017 preview
-Planned 2017 Beach Soccer Calendar
As the world looks back on the 2016 Olympics in Rio, guests at the workshop were invited to take part in discussions regarding how beach soccer can be incorporated into ‘the greatest show on earth’.
The event also focused attention on women’s beach soccer, following a season in which the female game has made great strides.
Commercial strategies and engagement with beach soccer as a brand were also among the talking points as the sport targets further growth in 2017, while next year’s calendar was also discussed.
Miscellaneous CEO Sham Mohammed who attended the week of activities, stated “The run of events for the week was truly unforgettable and a life-long experience. Beach Soccer Worldwide managed the entire schedule really well and the Samsung tournament was also well contested among the teams. There was a lot of information and knowledge passed on during the FIFA workshop as well.”
The fifth topic of the workshop was one that resonated throughout the sport, with delegates and guests given a preview of the much-anticipated FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup in the Bahamas.
Also present at the workshop with Trinidadian Brent Rahim who a member of the FIFA Development Department. He delivered a presentation during the workshop on the FIFA Teaching manual and FIFA Forward Programme. Rahim is now based at the FIFA Headquarters in Zurich.
Mohammed receives a shirt from Beach Soccer star player Stankovic.