The Syrian National Olympic Committee met with sportspersons in the Turkish province of Hatay at the office of the Syrian National Coalition’s representative office.
The meeting came as part of the Committee’s strategy and plan of action. It discussed with the attendees its plans to develop and expand the scope of sports activities, accredit clubs, organize sports activities, matches and events, conduct courses for coaches and referees, organize the activities of clubs, and prevent chaos.
The meeting stressed the importance of cooperation and partnership, especially with regard to the Syrian sports entities in Turkey and the sporting activities in the liberated areas. They also discussed organizing the work of Syrian sports clubs.
The participants agreed to hold a football league for the Syrian teams in Turkey in cooperation with the Turkish Football Federation. They also agreed to hold other sport activities and events.
Representative of the Coalition in Hatay, Adnan al-Shaghri, pointed out that unity is key to achieving the goal that everyone seeks. He emphasized that the Coalition and its office in Hatay are in the service of the national sportspersons and all other activities and events.
For his part, Secretary-General of the Committee, Ahmed Al-Ali, pointed out that the Committee is now seeking to unify efforts and improve the organizational and administrative conditions so as to advance the work of the Committee.
For his part, Secretary of the Committee, Mohamed Koronfol, stressed that the reforms currently taking place in the sports area, especially with regard to linking the Committee’s offices with each other, are aimed at ensuring an appropriate launch in all areas.
Muhannad Khattar, an international referee, volleyball coach and member of the Syrian national volleyball team, and Zakaria Nabhan, the international coach of table tennis, stressed the importance of unity and the selection of active staff in the Hatay office. They pointed to the importance of expanding the base of games and speeding up the forming of committees and conducting training, refereeing and organizational courses. (Source: Syrian National Coalition’s Media Department)