The 3rd Arab Women Sports Tournament’s, AWST, Organising Committee has entered into a sponsorship agreement with Etisalat, making the Telecoms Corporation the first Platinum Sponsor of the Sharjah 2016 Tournament.
The contract was signed on Monday at the Etisalat-Sharjah HQ, by Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Chairman of the tournament’s Supreme Organising Committee, and Abdulaziz Taryam, CEO Adviser and General Manager of Etisalat - Northern Emirates, in the attendance of Nada Al Naqbi, Head of AWST’s Executive Committee - Tournament Manager.
Al Qasimi applauded the allegiance, saying, "Etisalat’s sponsorship once again confirms our national institutions’ deep-seated patriotism and commitment to support the sports scene in the UAE. Their dedication will certainly bolster the development of local women’s sports, encouraging female athletes to contend in both Emirati and Arab clubs, which in turn will positively affect their public presence whilst gaining valuable experience through exposure to high levels of sports".
Al Qasimi said that the great support from H.H. Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, wife of H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, Chairperson of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs and SLC Chairperson, has significantly contributed to the tournament’s success, and she encouraged other major-league companies and sponsors to support the prestigious Arab sports event.
He continued, "There is no doubt that the Platinum Sponsorship by an industry leader like Etisalat will shed light on the 3rd Arab Women Sports Tournament and push it toward further progress and development, which in turn will further attract participants and fans in different stadiums hosting the games." He added that the Etisalat Platinum deal follows short on the heels of the upcoming event’s first Golden Sponsorship by the International Petroleum Investment Company, IPIC.
Abdul Aziz Hamad Taryam said, "Etisalat’s partnership with the tournament is part of our commitment towards the local community to provide support and care for the benefit of all segments of the society. It reflects the company’s interest in events held in our hometown and overseas, and in contributing to bring recognition to the UAE in various fields, as well as local, regional and international forums. As a strong supporter of women in all areas, we are pleased to be the Platinum Sponsor for this tournament, in line with the vision of the state and its leadership." Taryam said that sports in the UAE require further support and encouragement in order to elevate it to global levels and achieve better results, consistent with the directives of our wise leadership to support sports in general, and women's sports in particular.
Etisalat holds a long record of initiatives sponsoring various tournaments and sports events held both within the country and globally, including many historical events such as the FIFA World Youth Championship, the World Polo Championship, the World Open Chess Championship, the Sharjah Marine Sports Championship, the Emirates Civilisation Marathon, Al Fujairah Marine Sports Championship, the Fishing and Equestrian Festival, Al Ain Air Show Festival and the Formula 1 Powerboat World Championship.
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