It is with great pleasure to announce the 3-year partnership between ECSS and Aspetar.

Through the delivery of excellence in sports medicine, sports science, orthopaedic surgery and rehabilitation, Aspetar provides medical coverage to all Sports Clubs and Federations throughout the state of Qatar, and regularly services international athletes and professional sportspeople. In 2009, Aspetar was officially accredited by F-MARC as a FIFA Medical Centre of Excellence.


Aspetar provides a full service offering from injury prevention to injury management and performance improvement. The philosophy of Aspetar is to provide sportspeople with the clinical support, knowledge and facilities to maximise their training and competitive potential. This is achieved through tailored education programmes and support in areas of health including fitness assessment, physiology, nutrition, psychology, and physical training.

The partnership between ECSS and Aspetar will cover two main areas:

  • Launching and sponsoring the “Excellence in Football Research Award”.

The aim of the ‘Excellence in Football Research Award” is to attract and support novel, applied research projects with relevance to football (soccer). Although this does not exclude basic science studies, the award is aimed at stimulating more research on applied science with potential applications to the football pitch. There is no age limit and all scientists can compete for this prize. The top 6 projects will receive the “Excellence in Football Research Award”. More information on entry and evaluation criteria will be announced soon.

  • Sponsoring the ECSS congresses 2015-17 as a Gold Partner

Given the opportunity, we would like to remind the participants of the ECSS Amsterdam 2014 on the satellite symposium organised by Aspetar on Wednesday 2nd July 1-3 pm. In the occasion of the 2014 FIFA World Cup BrazilTM, this symposium aims to share ideas on the science behind the game. Current concepts and future challenges from different areas such as physiological demands, injuries, recovery and nutrition will be discussed in an attempt to assist coaches and scientists to make better decisions.

Dayanah Cheikh, PR & Events Specialist, Aspetar


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Tuulia Hokkanen
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