Batelco Recognised for its Support of Khalid Bin Hamad Youth Centres Futsal League
Batelco, in line with its commitment to the youth of Bahrain, has been recognised for its support of the 5th Khalid Bin Hamad Youth Centres Futsal League and the 2nd Khalid Bin Hamad People with Disabilities Futsal League, which took place from July 24th to Sep 17th at Khalifa Sports City, under the slogan of ‘Meeting of Generations’.
Batelco was the exclusive telecom partner for the event, held under the patronage of His Highness Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa, First Deputy Chairman of the Supreme Council for Youth and Sports and President of Bahrain Athletic Association. The event was organised by the Ministry of Youth and Sports Affairs (GOYS) under the guidance of His Excellency Mr. Hisham bin Mohammed Al Jowder, Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports.
The awards ceremony took place on September 17th at the Khalifa Sports City Stadium during which His Excellency Mr. Hisham bin Mohammed Al Jowder congratulated the winning teams and presented appreciation awards to organisations that supported the programme. In recognition of Batelco’s commitment to the success of the event, His Excellency Mr. Hisham bin Mohammed Al Jowder presented the company with an award which was received by Batelco Senior Manager Corporate Affairs Osama AlSaad.
Batelco Bahrain Chief Executive, Eng. Muna Al Hashemi said that Batelco was proud to sponsor the 5th edition of the Khalid Bin Hamad Youth Centres Futsal League and the 2nd Khalid Bin Hamad People with Disabilities Futsal League.
“HH Shaikh Khalid Bin Hamad Al Khalifa is a strong supporter of the development of youth and sports sector, which led to the participation by the youth centres within the Kingdom to contribute to this initiative. The event which was held under the patronage of HH Shaikh Khalid Bin Hamad Al Khalifa reflects on the valued support to enhance the sports and youth sectors throughout the Kingdom of Bahrain.”
“The launch of a League for People with Disabilities is considered a major step for the organization, as it aims to support and encourage the people with special needs to engage in such sports activities in the future,” noted Mrs. Al Hashemi.
“We have witnessed a major improvement within all levels; especially with the launch of the additional League. The people with disabilities enjoyed the futsal league as they uncovered several talents in the youth centres,” she elaborated.
Mrs. Al Hashemi noted that the attendance of H.E. The Minister of Youth Affairs in the final match was an honour and a joyful ending to the league that witnessed significant participation by all.
Batelco annually supports a wide range of educational and youth programmes as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility efforts.