ICLDC’s Ramadan Football Tournament kicked off in Capital

Published September 7th, 2009 - 11:03 GMT
Al Bawaba
Al Bawaba

The second Ramadan football tournament organised by the Imperial College London Diabetes Centre, in partnership with Emirates Foundation for Philanthropy was launched on Sunday in capital.

Four league matches were played on day one with 13 goals scored by the teams.

Day One match schedule 09.30 pm 10.10 pm
Ground one Injazat vs ADASI ADAT vs Mubadala
Ground two ICLDC vs Takatof Daman vs Etihad

“ICLDC's public health awareness campaign, Diabetes. Knowledge. Action, continues its crucial message for the UAE. We emphasise that exercise can help prevent and manage diabetes, said Dr Maha Taysir Barakat, Medical & Research Director, Consultant Endocrinologist, ICLDC.

ICLDC's Ramadan Football Tournament day one qualifying matches played between eight teams. Pictured here, is a player from ADAT against Mubadala team fighting to score in the second match.

Takatof became the highest scoring team of the day one with seven goals.

Pictured is the Imperial College London Diabetes Centre team (ICLDC) at the first round of the  Ramadan Football Tournament - a showcase of how exercise can help protect against diabetes. Figures estimate that one in every five people or 20% of the UAE population lives with diabetes

Abu Dhabi residents and supporters of teams gathered to watch the live action in diabetes awareness drive. Pictured here action from ICLDC vs Takatof match of first round of Ramadan Football Tournament at Abu Dhabi’s Zayed Sports City

Play Sports. Live Healthily by Imperial College London Diabetes Centre is part of the award-winning public health awareness campaign ‘Diabetes. Knowledge. Action.

The eight teams joining Mubadala in the series include Abu Dhabi Aircraft Technologies, the National Insurance Company – Daman, Abu Dhabi Autonomous Systems Investments Co LLC (ADASI), Injazat, Etihad Airways, Takatof, as well as a team representing the tournament organiser, ICLDC.

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