Manama: Nayla Al-Meer, Member or Bahrain Weightlifting Federation Board of Directors, Maria Khoury, Member of the National Institution for Human Rights and Dr. Jameela Al-Sammak, Member of the House of Representatives expressed their pleasure to attend the girls competitions of Khalid bin Hamad Futsal League for Youth Centres, People with Disabilities and Girls, held at Khalifa Sports City Hall in Isa Town.
The league is organised for the fifth consecutive year under the patronage of HH Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al-Khalifa, First Deputy President of the Supreme Council for Youth and Sports and Honorary President of Bahrain Sports Federation for Disabilities.
The officials attended some of the matches of the girls’ teams tournament, met with the organising committee and visited the photo gallery organised on the sidelines of the league.
They valued the care and patronage of HH Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al-Khalifa of the Bahraini youth and sports movement by organising events that invests in their energies and improves their skills and talents such as His Highness’s annual futsal league, reflecting his care about local sports and talents.
Al-Meer said Khalid bin Hamad Futsal League has become one of the most popular sports events among the Bahraini youth, as it reflects the social and humanitarian initiatives of His Highness to strengthen cohesion and social bonds between the Bahraini youth who represent all of the areas, villages and towns of the kingdom, as well as integrating people with disabilities with all sorts of events and encouraging female athletes to engage in more activities.
Khoury said the positive interaction of the youth with the league reflects that it meets the aspirations of the different segments of the Bahraini society. She commended on the visionary of His Highness and his keenness on annually organising the league, which she said is a great opportunity to develop the youth and sports movement in Bahrain.
On her part, Dr. Al-Sammak praised the remarkable efforts of His Highness and the organisers and sponsors of Khalid bin Hamad League for introducing such a sports event every year for the past five years, serving the requirements of the youth, people with disabilities and female athletes this year and meeting their aspirations.
Adel Al-Assoomy, Member of the House of Representatives also attended part of the matches of Khalid bin Hamad Futsal League for Youth Centres, People with Disabilities and Girls.
He said the great development witnessed by the Khalid bin Hamad Futsal League affirms the keenness of His Highness to support the youth and sports categories in the kingdom, in addition to his emphasis on the support of the category of people with disabilities and their involvement with the Bahraini society as well as the inclusion of the girls’ league this year.
It’s worth mentioning that Khalid bin Hamad Futsal League is jointly organised for the fifth consecutive year by the Ministry of Youth and Sports Affairs and the Media Office of HH Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al-Khalifa, under the slogan #Generations_Meeting and comes as part of the initiative of His Highness. Launched on July 24, the league will continue to the 14th of the next month. It includes 59 teams that represent youth centres, local unregistered clubs, people with disabilities and girls’ teams for the first time.
Preliminary Matches End
In the first match of the girls’ teams tournament, Team Giving defeated Team Determination 3-0. Team Determination also lost their second match of the day, as Team Insistence won them by the same score of the first match.
The last match of the day and the final in the preliminary stage of the girls tournament, Team Insistence won Team Giving 4-0 in a breathtaking game.
The organising committee announced that four teams successfully qualified to the semifinals. The teams are Team Will, Team Hope, Team Insistence and Team Giving.
Three players were honoured by the organising committee for their good performance in the matches. The honoured players were Julia from Team Giving, Hessa Riyadh from Team Determination and Team Insistence goalkeeper Huda Mohammed.
Source: Bahrain News Agency