Armed Forces Officers Club & Hotel Hosts the 22nd Annual Ramadan Sports Tournament

Armed Forces Officers Club & Hotel Hosts the 22nd Annual Ramadan Sports Tournament

The leading Ramadan sports event is being dedicated to Shaikh Zayed and has been renamed to ‘Zayed Sports Tournament’ this year.

26th March 2018, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: The Armed Forces Officers Club and Hotel (AFOC&H) will be hosting the 22nd annual Ramadan tournament under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs in the UAE. The tournament will begin in the 1st week Ramadan. 20 local and international teams are expected to participate in the sports competitions during the tournament.

The committee organising the event is led by the former Lt. Gen. Mohammed Hilal Al Kaabi, Chairman, AFOC&H. “We are proud to be holding the 22nd Zayed Sports Tournament at the Armed Forces Officers Club & Hotel. We are dedicating our tournament to Shaikh Zayed honouring his contribution to the foundations of this nation and the legacy he has left for the generations to come. Shaikh Zayed was a keen sportsman and we wish to honour his spirit with nine different sports played over 18 days of sports and cultural festivities.” said Lt. Gen. Mohammed Hilal Al Kaabi, Chairman, AFOC&H. “As one of the first and leading Ramadan sports tournaments in the country, we have hosted 36,120 athletes to date, welcomed 37,750 visitors, bringing together communities and uniting teams in the celebration of sportsmanship.” commented said Lt. Gen. Mohammed Hilal Al Kaabi.

“The Zayed Sports Tournament will be hosting a variety of nine different sports which will include basketball, football, shooting, swimming, judo, jiu-jitsu, muay thai, chess and volleyball. Preparations for the tournament began in November 2017 while registrations for teams and individuals have opened today at www.zayedtournament.com. The Armed Forces Officers Club and Hotel look forward to welcoming athletes and the general public to witness this festival of sports and culture. In addition to our regular sporting activities, this year we are organising a tribute to Shaikh Zayed and our rich cultural traditions. Our arts and cultural activities are open to the general public and families during the tournament.” said Shaikha Al Kaabi, CEO, Armed Forces Officers Club & Hotel.

The championship contributes to supporting the UAE’s sport development plans – an objective that is embraced by AFOC&H. The annual tournament will take place in its entirety at the premises of the Armed Forces Officers Club & Hotel in Abu Dhabi centrally located near Shaikh Zayed Grand Mosque.

The Zayed Sports Tournament organised annually by the Armed Forces Officers Club & Hotel (AFOC&H). The event will take place during the month of Ramadan as a tribute to sportsmanship with the purpose of engaging the local community. The 22nd Zayed Sports Tournament will begin from the 1st week of Ramadan at the Armed Forces Officers Club & Hotel. The tournament will feature nine different sporting activities including basketball, football, shooting, swimming, judo, jiu-jitsu, muay thai, chess and volleyball. Registrations for teams and individuals are now open at www.zayedtournament.com and sponsorship inquiries can be made on the website to support the prestigious event.

Established in 1997, The Armed Forces Officers Club & Hotel (AFOC&H) was opened as a social, cultural and recreational facility dedicated to the Armed Forces of the UAE. In 2006, it was opened to the general public after obtaining a classification as a hotel and offers hospitality, recreational facilities, food & beverage outlets, corporate catering and banqueting & events services today. With 20 years of hospitality experience, AFOC&H is renowned for its service excellence and its extensive facilities.

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