Doha, Qatar: Aspire Zone Foundation (AZF) concluded another hugely successful Ramadan Sports Festival (RSF), its eighth to date. The festival involved a series of 12 sports competitions and tournaments including basketball, football, volleyball, hockey, table tennis, fitness challenges, wall-climbing and walking. More than 800 people took part in this year’s RSF.
The men’s basketball competition on Friday brought the festival to a close. The Doha Ballers secured first place in the competition, with Hoopers achieving second place and Money Team coming third. The winners were awarded their medals and cups by the chairman of the organising committee of the festival, Abdullah Aman Al-Khater.
Commenting on the conclusion of the festival, Al Khater, said; “For the eighth consecutive year, AZF has organised yet another hugely successful and popular Ramadan Sports Festival which has been a big hit with the community. It has also proven to be a very effective way of encouraging people to engage in a moderate level of physical activity whilst fasting during the holy month of Ramadan.
“I would like to congratulate the first-place winners in all the competitions. But in truth, everyone who took part is a winner since all participants were able to experience a fun and engaging competitive environment. Finally, I would like to extend my utmost appreciation and thanks to the entire team at AZF, Qatar Women Sport Committee, Qatar Paralympic Committee and the sponsors who worked so well together to make this festival a success."
The Aspire Ramadan Sports Festival is characterised by a wide array of diverse sporting activities. Every year, AZF seeks to bring together a range of sporting and physical activities that appeal to audiences of all ages and different levels of fitness.
This diversity also reflects the organization's capabilities in organising and hosting numerous sporting events thanks to its world-class outdoor pitches and indoor venues. Aspire Dome can accommodate more than 13 events concurrently.
AZF works every year to build on its extensive experience and expertise in terms of sports events management to improve and develop options for events and tournaments available to the public. It does so by responding to requests from community members who plan to make Aspire Zone their destination of choice for fun and physical activities during the holy month of Ramadan, as well as throughout the year.
The festival in numbers
800 male and female participants enjoyed 11 sporting events with 30 teams taking part during the festival. This makes it the largest sporting event of its kind in Qatar during the month of Ramadan.
100 female participants were involved in this year’s RSF.
150 boys and girls took part in activities specifically designed for them.
40 volunteers supported in terms of event management.
3 events were organised for male competitors comprising basketball, football and volleyball tournaments; 2 events organised for female competitors: handball and volleyball tournaments; 4 events organised for boys and girls: hockey and fitness challenge. And a table tennis event for people with disabilities.
This year, the Ramadan Sports Festival was sponsored by Saleh Al Hamad Al Mana Co, Aseel Water and EsQalar Sports.