JOC and Crown Prince Foundation launch Jordan Sports Therapy Association

© Jordan Olympic Committee
© Jordan Olympic Committee

Amman, Jordan, November 25, 2021: The Crown Prince Foundation in partnership with the Jordan Olympic Committee launched the Jordan Sports Therapy Association, a fruit of the Qusai Initiative, on Wednesday, November 24.

The launch came on the seventh anniversary of the inauguration of the Qusai Initiative - a strategy to improve practices in sports therapy - which was launched by HRH Prince Al Hussein bin Abdullah II, the Crown Prince, in 2014.

The Jordan Sports Therapy Association, in cooperation with the Sports Medicine Association, is the health arm of the Jordan Olympic Committee. 

The JSTA is concerned with developing capabilities of therapists and providing them with the necessary skills to deal with emergency situation that occur in sports stadiums.

It also helps to create a legal environment that protects the rights of all parties, including the athletes.

Tammam Mango, Executive Director of the Crown Prince Foundation, said: “After years of work, we proudly announce that the Qusai Initiative, which began with a painful death of young footballer Qusai Al Khawaldeh, has a full association dedicated to serving its goals, in addition to an integrated academic programme for a master’s degree in sports therapy.”

The Qusai Initiative-qualified therapists have saved the lives of 12 athletes over the past few years, it was announced.

JOC Secretary General Nasser Al-Majali said: “Jordanian sport has witnessed a remarkable development on the health and medical side, thanks to the partnership between the Jordan Olympic Committee and the Crown Prince Foundation.

“It comes within our strategy to protect athletes and provide them with a safe environment for sports by providing them with full health care during their participation in local and international tournaments.”

Zaid Habashneh, President of the Jordan Sports Therapy Association, added: “The vision of the union is to have sports therapy as a recognised health care provider by 2025, and its mission is to have an outreach in Jordan as a pioneer in the field of sports therapy, research and legislation in the Middle East and North African region.”