The Al-Wasl Football Company presented a positive model in the first two weeks of the stage of the return of the training sessions of the Arab Gulf League clubs, after a long period of interruption of 118 days, due to a pandemic crisis, the outbreak of the Corona virus emerging in most of the countries of the world, which contributed to stopping sports activities, as it excelled « The Emperor »League clubs in dealing with the media and the public, along with some unprecedented initiatives implemented by the company.
At a time when some clubs were completely absent at the level of social media platforms by not broadcasting any information to their fans regarding the details of these clubs returning to training, or the details of their new contracts, as well as preventing most clubs and media from attending their training; Al-Wasl presented a different picture that made it lead the league clubs four steps ahead.
The first and most prominent step is the initiative launched by the club to support medical workers after the great effort made by the first line of defense champions in the face of the pandemic of the Corona virus outbreak, and the sacrifices they made, by providing a free one-year subscription to workers in the sector using the facilities of the Swimming Academy in The club.
As for the second step, Al-Wasl Football Association welcomes the various media to attend parts of the “Emperor” training according to the guide “Health Protocol” issued by the Football Association, before the stage of the clubs’ return to training begins, and the third step, which is one of the most important obstacles facing the means The media, is Al-Wasl Football Association’s permission to conduct interviews with the players through coordination with the media office, at a time when all the clubs closed their doors, due to the fact that the time is not right now, and finally the club’s media office has broadcast parts of the first team’s training via live broadcast technology In “Instagram”, in order to give the fans and fans of the team the opportunity to follow the return of the team’s stars to training, to check on their readiness for the new season.
For his part, the director of the media office of Al-Wasl Club, Ahmed Al-Balushi, said that the ball company in the “Emperor” fully appreciates the importance of the role of the media and the duties it undertakes to cover the training and the return of sports activity after a long pause due to the pandemic of “Covid 19”.
Al-Balooshi told «Emirates Today» that the ball company gave the opportunity to the media to attend the first 15 minutes of the training of the first team, with the application of precautions for social spacing and all instructions issued in the guide issued by the Football Association.
He added, “Through coordination with the media office, different media can conduct interviews with (emperor) players, while the club’s broadcast of parts of the team’s training directly on (Instagram) is the least thing Al Wasl can offer its fans, fans and followers, as it is not the time “The first time that the training was broadcast live, but at the present time, with the absence of the public from the stands, this initiative was of great importance.”
The 4 steps that a connection has exceeded
1- The initiative to support the first line of defense.
2- Opening exercises for the media in accordance with the health protocol.
3- Allowing the media to conduct interviews with the players.
4- Broadcast parts of the exercises directly to replace the audience.
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