Fourth Mitsubishi Oman Handball School Championship held at Al Buraimi Governorate
Monday, April 15, 2019

The final leg of the fourth edition of the Mitsubishi Oman Handball School Championship was held recently at the Al Buraimi Governorate.
 
The schools from Al Buraimi Governorate which participated included Al Buraimi School, Al Khwarizmi school, Hamasah School and Al Majid School. The final edition of the tournament matches witnessed strong competition from the participating teams.
 
The Mitsubishi Oman Handball School Championship is being organised by Mitsubishi Oman, represented by General Automotive Company, in association with the Oman Handball Association (OHA). General Automotive Company, which is the official distributor for Mitsubishi vehicles in Oman, is a subsidiary of the Zubair Automotive Group, the flagship enterprise of the Zubair Corporation (Z-Corp). Under the framework of augmenting public and private sector partnership, Z-Corp has been backing all the activities of Oman Handball Association since it signed an agreement in October 2015.
 
The championship took off last year at the Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex in Bausher at the Muscat Governorate in which four schools participated. In the second leg of the tournament, four schools from the Al Batinah North Governorate had participated. Four schools participated in the third phase which was held at Nizwa Sports Complex in the Al Dakhiliyah Governorate.  In the fourth set of championship matches that were held at Sur in the Al Sharqiyah south Governorate four schools participated. The fifth leg of the championship was held at the Sultan Qaboos Youth Complex for Culture and Entertainment in Salalah in the Dhofar Governorate.  More than 312 students from different schools in the Sultanate participated in the competition.
 
While Al Khwarizmi school won the first place, the second place was won by Al Buraimi school. The third place was won by Hamasah School and the forth won by Al Majid School.
 
Since the start of the tournament, there has been a remarkable growth in the number of participating schools compared to previous years.
 
Dr Said bin Ahmed Al Shehri, Chairman of the Oman Handball Association said, “The championship has witnessed success due to the constant efforts and cooperation of Zubair Corporation, Mitsubishi, Oman Handball Association, Ministry of Education and local schools. The championship has helped us discover players with great potential. We are happy that so many schools are involved in promoting the game of handball. We are certain with the exposure they get, these children will one day represent Oman in international platforms.”
 
He added, “We are extremely grateful that a group like The Zubair Corporation is supporting our association. Z-Corp’s commitment and support has given an enormous boost to development of handball in the country.”
 
Mohammed Al Hasani, Chief Communications Officer, The Zubair Corporation, “We are delighted that the fourth edition of the Mitsubishi Oman Handball School Championship has culminated successfully.  We look forward to turning this championship into one of the most important tournaments at the school level in the Sultanate. The championship has accomplished its purpose of generating an interest in handball among young people. It has encouraged a lot of school children to take up the game of handball. Showcasing our continuous commitment to all kinds of sports, Z-Corp has been a partner and sponsor of different sports activities including football, chess, ice sports, volleyball for many years”
 
Under the framework of augmenting public and private sector partnership, The Zubair Corporation LLC (Z-Corp) and its group company General Automotive Company recently renewed a sponsorship agreement with Oman Handball Association (OHA). As part of the agreement, Z-Corp will support all the activities of Oman Handball Association for the next one year.
 
The signing come within the framework of Z-Corp’s strategy and social responsibility to encourage sport performances and achievements. As a private sector player, Z-Corp is keen on realising a long-term strategy aimed at providing support for the youth to invest their energies positively in the world of sports. The group has been constantly supporting and engaging with clubs and associations which focus on young talent, while developing and strengthening local communities at the same time.
 
In January 2018, Z-Corp extended support to Oman Handball Association to organise a school tournament at the Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex. Last year in March, Z-Corp supported Oman Mitsubishi Handball Joiners Championship held at the Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex. Oman Mitsubishi had organised the competition in association with the Oman Handball Association. In July, to recognise the outstanding contribution of players who represented the Sultanate, Z-Corp and Mitsubishi Oman felicitated the Sultanate’s national handball players at the Mitsubishi showroom. Z-Corp also honoured the referees who participated in the Mitsubishi Oman Handball School Championship held across the governorates of the Sultanate between January and April 2018.



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