NEOM has taken a significant step forward in the realm of sports by announcing the formation of the new NEOM Sports Club.
NEOM has taken ownership of Al Suqor Club which plays in the second division of the Saudi Pro League. The transfer supports Saudi Arabia’s commitment to promote sports in the Kingdom in alignment with Vision 2030 goals.
NEOM’s Vision and Goals
NEOM Sports Club is more than just a sports facility; it is a vision of the future. Its primary goal is to blend high-tech facilities with sustainable practices, creating a unique environment for both professional and amateur athletes.
This club signifies NEOM’s commitment to fostering a culture of health and sporting excellence.
Appointment of Moaath Alohali
In a strategic move, Moaath Alohali has been appointed as the CEO of the club. Moaath AL-Ohali brings valuable experience from his previous role as the CEO of the Saudi Pro League team Al Ettifaq. This new leadership is expected to usher in a new era of sports development at the club.
Importance of Sports in NEOM
Sport is a central component of NEOM’s innovative approach to livability. NEOM leverages sports as a means for social development, community unity, and economic dynamism.
The club is poised to play a key role in achieving NEOM’s ambitious sports goals, reinforcing the project’s dedication to nurturing local Saudi talent and positioning itself as a global sports hub.
Achievements of NEOM Sports Club
NEOM Sports Club has already made impressive strides in various sports. In football, the club is currently top of their group in the Second League Division.
The club’s youth football team competes for a spot in the Saudi Pro League, and its newly formed women’s team aims for promotion to the Women’s Premier League.
Apart from football, the club also hosts 13 different sports, catering to men, women, and children of all ages, including football, basketball, martial arts, and table tennis.
The Role of NEOM in Saudi Vision 2030
This ownership transfer aligns with the Kingdom’s recent privatization initiatives for sports clubs, spearheaded by Crown Prince and Prime Minister Mohammed Bin Salman.
These plans are designed to foster the growth of the sports industry and stimulate private-sector investment, contributing to the objectives of Saudi Vision 2030.
Sustainability at NEOM Sports Club
Sustainability is a cornerstone of the NEOM project, and the NEOM Sports Club is no exception. The club is designed to be eco-friendly, with renewable energy sources and sustainable building materials.
NEOM is committed to nurturing raw, untouched landscapes. Sindalah Island, with its majestic peaks and spectacular coastal waters, is designed to be a new model for sustainable tourism.
NEOM aims to develop an ultra-luxurious nine-hole beachfront golf course on the highly exclusive Sindalah island, collaborating with IMG Golf Course Services as part of the project.
The island will host a sports club overseen by IMG Golf Course Services, featuring a modern gym, an Olympic-sized swimming pool, spa amenities, and diverse sports courts, providing a comprehensive and well-rounded sporting experience.
This approach aligns with NEOM’s environmental goals and sets a new standard in sustainable sports facility design.
Hosting International Events
The club is set to become a hub for international sports events and tournaments. Its world-class facilities are ideal for hosting a range of sports competitions, attracting athletes and sports fans from around the world. This will not only boost the club’s profile but also contribute to the global sports community.
NEOM Beach Games
NEOM Beach Games are set to make a comeback from October 21 to November 24, providing an unparalleled sports experience right in the center of NEOM.
Designed to tap into human capabilities, NEOM Beach Games fosters a top-tier environment encouraging the growth of sports skills and paving the way for budding adventure and challenger sports.
Holistic Lifestyle and Wellness
The launch of the NEOM Sports Club marks a significant milestone in the development of NEOM as a global destination for innovation and luxury. It’s not just about sports but also about creating a holistic lifestyle that integrates physical activity and wellness.
Future of NEOM Sports Club
NEOM Sports Club is a game-changer in the world of sports and leisure. Its innovative approach with sustainable practices sets a new benchmark for sports facilities. As it continues to grow, the NEOM Sports Club will undoubtedly play a pivotal role in shaping the future of sports.
A Global Sports Hub
The transformation of Al Suqor Club to NEOM Sports Club is a significant step towards realizing the ambitious goals of Saudi Vision 2030.
With a focus on sustainability, innovation, and sporting excellence, NEOM Sports Club is poised to become a global sports hub that contributes to the growth of the sports industry on a global scale.
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