The Organizing Committee of NAS Sports Tournament has intensified preparations to launch the 6th edition of the Tournament on Thursday 17th May 2018.
The NAS Sports Tournament is organized annually by Dubai Sports Council, during the Holy Month of Ramadan, under the generous patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, the Crown Prince of Dubai & Chairman of DSC.
The Tournament, held under title "Unlimited Abilities", is decided to take place at Nad Al-Sheba Sports Complex and is considered as the greatest of its kind with respect to its various sports games & financial rewards.
The Organizing Committee has completed all details; top of which is the accomplishment of preparations for the inauguration ceremony, scheduled Thursday 17th May 2018, comprising local & sports programs.
The paddle tennis competition to be launched on the same date of the inauguration ceremony at the Paddle Tennis Hall; one of the most beautiful of its kind all over the world.
The current edition of the Tournament, coinciding the Year of Zayed, contains 11 sports competitions, to be contested by more than 5 thousand athletes of both genders, targeting titles & precious awards, the values of which exceed Dhs 6 million.
Mr. Salah Amin, the Deputy Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the Tournament, explained that preparations are in progress according to the fixed plans, aiming to organize the competitions in such distinctive level that copes with the prestigious status of the event & the generous support of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al-Maktpum, the Crown Prince of Dubai & Chairman of DSC. Preparations have been completed in the main sports hall of Nad Al-Sheba Sports Complex and the other sports facilities, where the various competitions of the event are decided to take place. The Organizing Committee has also prepared the Fans & Sponsors' Tent, which has become one of the eminent features of the Tournament. All preparations are taken to receive the Tournament's guests & fans.
He unveiled that all classes of society are invited to participate in this event, referring that the Tournament targets to encourage the various classes of society to exercise sport and to enjoy happy & active life. Invitations are presented through promotional campaign, launched by the Organizing Committee in both Arabic & English languages via different means of media.
Mr. Salah Amin concluded that the Tournament will remain presenting surprises for fans & participants, comprising valuable prizes & gifts.
Support of People of Determination:
NAS Sports Tournament, under title "Unlimited Abilities", supports people of determination. In this regard, wheelchair basketball & hearing impaired football competitions to be arranged as part of the Tournament. Particular categories are also allocated for people of determination in running & cycling competitions.
Mr. Majid Al-Osaimi, Head of Asian Paralympic Committee & CEO of Dubai Club for People of Determination, confirmed completion of preparations for the wheelchair basketball competition, to be held with participation of ten teams. Draw procedures to be arranged Monday 14th May at Dubai Club for People of Determination, which is assigned to deal with the technical sides of the competition.
He referred: "We are assigned by the Organizing Committee to run & organize the wheelchair basketball competition and the hearing impaired football final. We have accomplished preparations to organize competition and we have formed a competent team to deal with the event".
Mr. Al-Osaimi expressed that the addition of the wheelchair basketball has attained a dramatic jump for the Tournament, extending thanks & gratitude to H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed toward his unlimited support for people of determination.
He remarked: "People of determination reflects inspirational & motivating stories through which we may acquire new experiences and amend our life tracks. This particular category shows optimism & positivity and overcomes challenges. On behalf of people of determination, we thank H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed and laud the Organizing Committee and media representatives. We promise to maintain gains and to run works as per this valuable name (people of determination) launched by H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, the Vice President & Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai".
Mr. Al-Osaimi pointed out that people of determination to participate in three competitions of this Tournament; these are: wheelchair basketball, hearing impaired football & cycling, confirming that sport has become a vital part of the daily routine of people of determination.
He concluded that the wheelchair basketball competition of NAS Sports Tournament has attained remarkable success, thanks to the distinctive organization and TV telecasting for matches.