Schalke 04 winter training in Doha

The beginning of 2012 marked the visit of world-class German football team Schalke 04. The players along with coach Huub Stevens and team management were given a true Royal Blue welcome when they arrived at The Torch Doha on the 4th of January. A total of 4,000 LED blue and white spotlights and two LED boards with our welcome message made for a magnificent sight for the team on their arrival.

Coach Huub Stevens is happy to achieve all objectives that were set for the team's training camp in Doha :"These objectives have been met. I'm very happy with the way our preparations have gone. We've developed a number of things during the sessions. The conditions in Aspire Zone are superb and the players have worked really well on the training ground."

The team seem to have enjoyed their time in Doha and were delighted to meet their fans at The Torch Doha Hotel on a "Blue - White night" organized especially for them.

A special Blue-White Dinner was organized for the team in our THREE SIXTY Revolving Restaurant on their last night before departure. We were truly proud to have hosted such a team with great tradition and we hope to welcome them again, as our hotel facilities and Aspire Zone training amenities have exceeded the team's expectations.