Together towards a #HealthyActiveCommunity

Who we are

The Saudi Sports for All Federation (SFA) is the main body responsible for developing community sports and is mandated with achieving a target of raising physical activity levels in Saudi Arabia to 40% by 2030.

Our mission

Building a healthy and vibrant community by inspiring all members of society to be physically active. We deliver this by creating inclusive recreational and sustainable programs.

Our Vision

The SFA was established as a dynamic and proactive organization to drive community sports in the Kingdom.

MAJOR MILESTONES

SFA created as a dedicated organisation to drive community sports
The SFA was granted a mandate to lead on the Ministry of Sports’ community sports initiatives under the Quality of Life Program.
The SFA developed a focused 5-year strategy to drive community sports in the Kingdom.

Message from our leadership

The Saudi Sports for All Federation is privileged to have a massive responsibility: bringing health and wellness to the forefront of Saudi society. Our mandate, to have 40% of all people in Saudi active by 2030, is something we strive towards daily. The Sports for All team continues to push boundaries with solution-oriented activations and public information campaigns meant to stimulate adoption and increase of physical activity and mass participation, and to catalyze dialogue in the public realms. Take the first step and join the Federation in invigorating Saudi Arabia with nationwide wellness and a passion for movement

HRH Prince Khaled bin Alwaleed – SFA President

At the Saudi Sports for All Federation, we made it our mission to play an active role in providing support to our communities. We stepped up our efforts to create a healthier and happier society through physical activity, launching numerous programs and initiatives for people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds. With the support from the Ministry of Sports – and with a set of values that include diversity, commitment, determination, inspiration, and empowerment – we have helped support all members of society in the Kingdom in innovative and exciting ways to fulfill Saudi Vision 2030’s Quality of Life Program objectives

Shaima Saleh Alhusseini – Managing Director

BUILD A VIBRANT SOCIETY

To build an active nation and achieve Vision 2030 objective of increasing physical activity levels of the population
The Quality of Life VRP Program is supporting MoS to achieve this objective by funding 3 key community sport initiatives

Why is a National Sports Strategy needed?

Physical activity has been scientifically proven to positively impact the social, economic and overall health of the community. In developing programs and initiatives to boost physical activity rates across the Kingdom, we are working towards building a healthier and happier society through physical activity and sports. The impact of a national sports strategy cascades across all sectors of society.
Obesity Rates
35.7% of adults in Saudi were obese in 2016 and this has been increasing at a rate of 2% per annum since 2012
* Obesity defined as BMI ≥30 Aged ≥18 years

Physical activity insights

Prevalence of diabetes amongst adults in 2019
35.7% of adults in Saudi were obese in 2016 and this has been increasing at a rate of 2% per annum since 2012

Key insights from our research

Our strategy is participant-focused to ensure opportunities are provided at every stage of life

YOUTH

Under 18

Ensure that youth meet the World Health Organization’s recommendation of 60 mins of daily physical activity by providing quality programs inside and outside of schools.

YOUNG ADULTS

18-25

Provide engaging opportunities inside and outside of universities and promote the social aspect of physical activity.

ADULTS

26-50

Incentivize physical activity at work and support community and home programs.

OLDER ADULTS

50+

Promote the health benefits of physical activity and provide suitable programs.

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