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About Mahd
Sports Academy

In line with Saudi vision 2030, to contribute and to support the development of the sports sector in the Kingdom, Mahd Academy was launched on July 2020 by the Saudi Sports Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Turki al-Faisal in an official ceremony as the largest national project to identify and develop sports talent in KSA.

Subsequently in June 2021 as per the Council of Ministers Resolution No. (654) Mahd sports academy was established and its Mandate approved as per Council of Ministers Resolution No. (10) in August 2022

“The goal of creating this project is to create champions who grab gold, impress the world, and make their country proud of them"

Prince Abdulaziz bin Turki al-Faisal

Minister of Sports - Chairman of the Board of Directors of Mahd Sports Academy

We will create an ideal environment for your children to live their lives normally in the best conditions under direct supervision"

Abdullah Hammad

Board of Directors Member – CEO of Mahd Sports Academy

Our Strategic Pillars

01Talent Identification

02Talent Development

03Sports Innovation and technology

Our Aspiration

To become a global reference in talent identification and development through sports innovation and excellence to produce generations of leaders and champions to enhance the competitiveness and position of the Kingdom in the global sports ecosystem.

Our Strategic Objectives

01Identify sports talents across the Kingdom using best-in-class scouting and identification tools and methodologies

02Develop and nurture national champions on and off the field

03Adopt top sports technologies and generate innovative and evidence-based solutions

Our Values


We are seekers of knowledge, in pursuit of continuous learning and fueled by curiosity to discover more, contributing to the creation of innovative ideas and solutions that make a difference in the world.


We embody leadership, take initiative, and shoulder full responsibility towards our roles, vision, and strategic goals.


We always aspire to inspire and respect others, believing in the importance of diversity and inclusivity. We value individuals regardless of our differences and unique characteristics that distinguish us.


We believe that mastery and excellence are the identity that represents us and we represent it, and it reflects our passion and commitment to achieving exceptional levels of professionalism, quality, and excellence.

Mahd Talent Journey

01 Talent Identification

Age 8 - 12

02 Talent Development

12 – 14 Years Old

14 – 18 Years Old

03 Transition

18+ Years Old

Mahd Current Sports