Sheikha Moza joins festivities in Education City

February 12, 2014 - 5:13:05 am

DOHA: H H Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, Chairperson of Qatar Foundation, joined hundreds of people in Education City yesterday to celebrate National Sport Day. 

She attended sporting activities and events across various locations at QF.

Throughout the day, fun-filled competitions and tournaments were organised, with games and activities for children of all ages and for people with special needs.

Engineer Saad Al Muhannadi, President of QF, said, “Every year, QF organises sporting activities to achieve its ongoing mission to unlock human potential. 

“Sport has become the common language that unites people around the world, as sporting competitions transcend geographical boundaries by creating a common history that encourages people to accept one another.”

Activities including running, football, basketball, tennis, swimming and cricket attracted a large number of participants. 

Children were thrilled to take part in cycling and tennis competitions, in addition to swimming pool games. Ping pong, basketball, and water sport tournaments were also organised for disabled children. Members of the community were given the opportunity to watch exceptional showjumping and dressage demonstrations at Al Shaqab, in addition to a presentation on pure breed Arabian horses. 

There were also special indoor activities for children and horse carriage rides. A friendly cricket match was played between employees of QF.

In keeping with celebrations, the Community Services Department at QF invited people to enjoy an exhibition on ‘Popular Qatari Sports’, which showcased traditional Qatari pastimes played by children in the past.

Participants were encouraged to test their fitness levels have health check-ups

Qatar Biobank, a member of QF, set up a booth and gave people the chance to have their blood pressure measured and body fat percentage calculated.

The day ended with a special awards ceremony at Al Shaqab to recognise and congratulate all winners. 

Champions of the futsal competition at Hamad Bin Khalifa University Student Centre were awarded prizes, along with winners of the children’s cricket competition, interdepartmental football competition, women’s basketball tournament and running tournament.The Peninsula