(MENAFN- Gulf Times) Director of Communication and Public Relations at the Aspire Zone Foundation Nasser Abdullah al-Hajri has said that the 10th Ramadan Sports Festival will kick off Tuesday, adding that the festival has become an annual tradition awaited by sports fans.
Speaking to Qatar News Agency (QNA), al-Hajri said Aspire Zone Foundation's objectives in organising the Ramadan tournaments are to discover individual talents in various games and to provide an ideal environment for playing sports within its facilities. He said that since its inception, the Foundation has been working on holding a number of community programmes to raise the society's awareness on the importance of physical exercise and adopting a healthy lifestyle, in addition to creating an individual and societal culture in which physical exercise becomes an integral part.
Al-Hajri said the Ramadan Sports Festival will offer a wonderful sporting experience for all, and will include sporting events for women, in addition to a special event for Aspire Zone Foundation's female employees, at the Aspire Park.
The Aspire Zone Foundation had revealed a few days earlier its events schedule which includes eight sports, with the first event taking place tomorrow from 21:30 until midnight. It will continue until April 8.
Football competitions (men) will start at Al Bayt Stadium tomorrow and will continue until April 8, as well as four-a-side football competition (men) that will continue until April 1 on 5-a-side football pitches.
The Aspire ladies' gym, in co-operation with the Sports Lab Center, will host a futsal football event tomorrow, lasting until April 2, while the women's volleyball competition will be held from March 28-April 2, in the volleyball hall at the Aspire Dome.
The festival will also include a three-way basketball competition (men), starting on Wednesday until March 30, and a table tennis competition for people with special needs organised in cooperation with the Qatar Society for Rehabilitation of Special Needs, starting on April 1, as well as triple basketball competitions on April 3-4. (QNA)
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