Gulf Air supports Hyper Hoops Basketball Clinic

Published October 7th, 2007 - 01:17 GMT

Gulf Air once again extends its full-fledged support to the Hyper Hoops Basketball Clinic, as the Official Carrier.

The second Hyper-Hoops Formal and Scientific Technique (FAST) Youth Basketball Camp and Coaching Clinic will run from October 12 to October 15, training youngsters between 8 and 18 years, male and female, of any nationality. The event is organized by the Filipino Club in cooperation with the Philippine Embassy, Kingdom of Bahrain.

“Gulf Air, as the flag carrier of the Kingdom, is always proactive in extending its support to such activities, be it sports or charity,” says Gulf Air Acting Executive Vice President Sales and Marketing Danny Barranger.

“The clinic follows the success of the inaugural Hyper-Hoops FAST camp held in Bahrain in June, in several youngsters took part.”

The Hyper-Hoops FAST event will this time consist of two levels. The first will be on the basics of basketball, aimed at coaching new entrants while the second will be advanced lessons, to be conducted for the returning participants from the first camp.

Philippines’ well-known basket ball coach Alfrancis Chua will fly to Bahrain to be the resource person for the camp.

About Gulf Air
Founded in 1950, Gulf Air, owned by the Kingdom of Bahrain is the only truly Pan Gulf carrier in the Middle East region.

The regional, geographic and cultural values that the airline has embraced over more than half a century are still central to defining its brand and service ethos.

Today the airline’s network stretches from Europe to Asia and covers 40 cities in 26 countries. The fleet comprises 28 aircraft and has the distinct advantage of possessing the strongest network across the Middle East.

A new strategy to create a platform for sustained commercial operation has been put in place as part of a two-phased turnaround programme announced in April 2007 by the airline’s new management.

Gulf Air’s onboard service caters high quality products and services, including the innovative, unique and award winning Sky Chefs and Sky Nannies.

Some of the notable recognition include:
Best Onboard Catering in First Class 2007 (Sky Trax Awards)
Best Onboard Catering in First Class 2006 (Sky Trax Awards)
Best Onboard Catering in Business Class 2006 (Sky Trax Awards)
Best Business Airline 2006 (British Travel Awards)
Best Onboard Service 2006 (Gold) (Mercury Awards)
Best Onboard Catering in First Class 2005 (Sky Trax  Awards)
Best Onboard Catering in Business Class 2005(Sky Trax  Awards)
Best designed in-flight magazine 2005 (American Creativity Awards)
Middle East Leading First Class Airline 2005 (World Travel Awards)
World’s Leading Airport Lounge 2005  (World Travel Awards)
Middle East region’s best airport restaurant for its restaurant in Bahrain International Airport lounge 2005 (PAX International Readership Awards)
Official Airline and Sponsor of the Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix 2008



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