Lahore (Muhammad Yasir) Bilquis & Abdul Razak Dawood (BARD) Foundation will sponsor another talented Pakistani sportsperson, Huzaifa Abdul Rehman. The 19 year old tennis star’s sponsorship includes training at the Next Gen Academy in Florida and funding for his professional career in the Men’s Circuit.
The memorandum of understanding was signed at a ceremony where the honorable Board-Member of the BARD foundation Faisal Dawood was present along with Huzaifa and his family, and members of the foundation.
“Huzaifa is a promising young tennis players with an array of early accomplishments to his name already. At BARD, we realize that to reach the very top, young athletes need constant support and nurturing, which unfortunately, at this moment is not available to many in Pakistan. We are very happy to step in and provide the resources Huzaifa requires in progressing further on the international stage and making Pakistan proud. The Foundation will continue to support deserving youngsters in achieving their true potential, both in education and sports” said Faisal Dawood.
Huzaifa has so far had a remarkable career in Tennis: In 2016, he was Ranked #2 in Asia Under-14, while winning the Under-14 tournament in Thailand. In 2018, he won the Under-14 Title in Saudi Arabia and a Gold in the Junior Davis Cup. In January 2020, he was the Top-Ranked Pakistani player globally. Huzaifa is trained by David Pierce, the brother and trainer of Mary Pierce (3x Grand Slam winner).
In 2020-2021 the young tennis star spent 18 months at Next Gen Academy, while competing in 25 international tournaments in Asia & USA. Huzaifa’s coach at the Next Gen Academy, Travis Brady, believes that he has an exciting future ahead, “He is feisty on court, and his game is aggressive. He plays good, defensively, with an unbelievable forehand and a good serve.”
BARD Foundation is a human-development initiative, founded by the renowned industrialist & technocrat – Abdul Razak Dawood and his philanthropist wife – Ms. Bilquis Dawood. This resourceful foundation has the vision to support talented individuals for achieving their true potential, as champions in their professional or technical field, while also helping unique sportsmen in learning more skills to compete internationally.