The application deadline for the Audio-descriptive commentary (ADC) training programme in Qatar ahead of the FIFA Arab Cup 2021 and World Cup Qatar 2022, has been extended. 

In partnership with the Hamad Bin Khalifa University’s (HBKU) Translation and Interpreting Institute (TII), CAFE will be holding an audio-descriptive commentary (ADC) training programme to provide an opportunity for selected candidates to deliver the service at the FIFA Arab Cup 2021 and World Cup Qatar 2022.

ADC is a dedicated service to enable partially sighted and blind people to follow live matches inside the stadium alongside their fellow supporters.

The sessions, delivered in English, will prepare participants, who don’t need prior experience, to be commentators in Arabic or in English.

This is an intensive training programme that will begin on the week of October 10, 2021 and will be held at TII premises, Hamad Bin Khalifa University, in Doha. Training will continue until the end of November, ahead of the FIFA Arab Cup, kicking off in Al-Khor on November 30, 2021.

Register for the programme here. 

The closing date for applications has now been extended to October 15 2021. You’ll be informed if your application has been accepted by October 17 2021.

Training will be delivered to small groups, between 4:00 – 7:00 pm from Sundays to Thursdays, and specific training sessions will be held on Saturdays (time to be arranged with participants).

Applicants must submit a 60-second audio recording of themselves commentating over a football clip of their choice, in either Arabic or English. Candidates will be admitted to the training on the basis of their overall aptitude for commentating. Applications will not be judged on the quality of the audio recording, i.e. no professional recording is required.

Successful candidates will be given the opportunity to take part in the full training programme and to commentate at the FIFA Arab Cup.

If you have any questions, please contact us at [email protected] or call 44540326.

Published 08/10/21