Youth and Sports Department of Gabala region has been operating since 1995. 6 positions have been approved in the office for the staff schedule and these positions are: Head of Department, Deputy Chief, Adviser, Accountant, Senior Consultant and two positions of Leading Adviser.
Department carried out State Youth and State Sports policy in the region. Currently, sections on the type of combat such as taekwondo, freestyle wrestling, judo, goju-do karate, kickboxing, boxing, arm wrestling, sayokan are operating at the department on social bases. The same sections operate in one regional center and settlements. Activity of the Department has been directed to the implementation of youth policy and to the development of sport pursuant to the work plan agreed by the Ministry of Youth and Sports and Region Executive Power. Employees of the department and youth of our region take an active part in the social and political life of the region and approach to the given tasks with responsibility. Recently, the events held for military patriotism and for the purpose of training of teenagers and youth for military service in the ranks of the army has become very important and as a result of this, the teams of our region achieved success at regional and national competitions on the multisport such as “Falcon”, “Braves”, “Border”, “I'm Ready To Protect The Motherland!”. Towards the implementation of the youth policy the competitions for patriotism, respect for state symbols in young people, protection of moral and religious values and essay writing, painting, music and poetry competitions held among upper-class pupils on various subjects have been prepared and conducted by the department. Holding of Knowledge contests, "Khamsa" National Intellectual Games, test, essay, quizzes for assessing knowledge and skills has become a traditional event. Certain actions are carried out related to the provision of employment of the unemployed youth, stimulation of their business activities and educational work in this field. As in all regions of our Republic, modern sports facilities and huge sports complexes are also operating in Gabala region. Olympic Sports Complex, base of “Gabala” football club, stadiums, Racing Complex, Shooting Center built and commissioned in Gabala region as well as Summer and Winter Mountain Skiing Recreation Complex “Tufan” and “Golf Resort "sports and recreation center of which construction is being continued can be shown as an obvious example. Besides, every year sports grounds and simple sports facilities of secondary schools are repaired fundamentally by the Region Executive Power and facilities with expiring exploitation are replaced with the new ones. Year after year, sports halls of the schools are repaired fundamentally and new halls are constructed. Also, large number of events held in the field of sports have been important for our athletes and they became national champions and the winners of national international competitions on the athletics, judo, football, volleyball, chess, freestyle wrestling, taekwondo, kickboxing, karate, martial arts. Along with these, many international and national-level competitions- International tournament on “Offroard” car race, International cycling tournament dedicated to the memory of the National Leader attended by 20 teams from 17 countries, I Gabala Cup Soccer Tournament attended by 6 European clubs among the teams consisting of footballers up to 15 years, mass sports event called “Olympic Road March”, Azerbaijan Bicycle Championship, Game Festival were held. As the material and technical base of sports gains strength, Azerbaijani combined teams for wrestling, boxing, taekwondo and other types of sports come to Gabala for the training. One of the goals put forward is that every youth should engage in sports, because by strengthening health, increasing the physical culture it is possible to create a basis for future. Based on the principle of “healthy mind in healthy body” it can be said that, healthy youth are growing up in Gabala.