Aspire Zone Foundation (AZF) sealed a partnership with QAPCO (Qatar Petrochemical Company) that will see it become the official sponsor of Aspire Zone’s Five-a-side Indoor Tournament. Teams will begin competing on January 10th, with finals due to take place on February 8th, ahead of Qatar’s National Sports Day.
The partnership agreement was signed at a press conference attended by Mr. Khaled Al Sulaiteen, Acting President of Aspire Zone Foundation,Dr. Mohammed Yousef Al-Mulla, Vice Chairman and CEO of QAPCO, Mr. Abdullah Al Muhannadi President of the Futsal and Beach Soccer Committee in the Qatar Football Association, and retired indoor star player Mohammed Eissa Al Kubaisi, who now serves as coach of the Al Sadd Indoor Team
The tournament will see the participation of 48 teams representing a myriad of organisations from all over Qatar including major public entities, private companies, banks, ministries as well as embassies.
“We are all proud of QAPCO’s achievements, especially those in the sports and social arenas which have set the standard for constructive social responsibility programmes, and I am honored to welcome one of Qatar’s key national manufacturers to the host of organisations supporting this tournament,” remarked Mr. Al Sulaiteen.
“The tournament is one of many initiatives undertaken by AZF in its mission to offer unique activities that promote a healthy lifestyle among all sectors in the community, as it involves teams representing everyone from government entities to NGOs and charities. We have looked to be as inclusive as possible, especially as we come closer to celebrating Qatar National Sports Day 2014,” he added.
From his side Mr. Al Mulla commented, “It’s an honor to be sponsoring Aspire Zone’s five-a-side championship. For the last eight years, we have made a concentrated effort to promote healthy lifestyles by encouraging residents to play sports. For example, this year we launched the QAPCO Sports Club in Messaieed. A dedicated recreational area, it boasts a range of sporting facilities for the local community.”
Al Mulla continued, “This football tournament further demonstrates QAPCO’s ongoing mission of promoting sports to all members of the community.”
The opening match will honour Al Kubaisi, former captain of Al Sadd and the Qatari National Indoor Team, who thanked AZF and QAPCO for their support of the increasingly popular sport. The winning team is set to receive a monetary award of QAR 75,000 while the first and second runners up are set to receive awards of QAR 50,000 and QAR 25,000 respectively.
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