Fifth edition of Mitsubishi Oman Handball School Championship held in Dhank
Monday, November 25, 2019

The third leg of the fifth edition of the Mitsubishi Oman Handball School Championship was held in Dhank in the Al Dhahira North Governorate with the participation of more than 60 students from five schools.

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. The support comes 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.

The schools from Al Dhahira North Governorate Khadra Ibri School, Manaber Al Noor School, Al Saleef School, Nab’a Al Marifah School and Al Anwar school participated in the matches held in at the Dhank Sports Club. While Al Anwar school won the first place, the second place was won by  Saleef School. The third place was won by Manaber Al Noor School

The matches in connection with the fifth edition of the Mitsubishi Oman Handball School Championship will be held in several governorates across Oman. The first and second leg of the matches have already been held in Muscat and Al Sharqiyah South Governorates. The Mitsubishi Oman Handball School Championship which was launched few years ago remains one of the most important initiatives that documents the partnership between the sports sector and Z-Corp and its subsidiary companies.

Speaking of the championships, Dr Said bin Ahmed Al Shehri, Chairman of the Oman Handball Association said, “We seek to spread the popularity of game in various governorates of the Sultanate through its partnership with the public and private sectors. In this edition we have held matches in new wilayats and governorates. 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.”

Zuwaina Al Azri, communications manager at Zubair Automotive Group said, Corp said, “We are delighted to witness such healthy competition between teams. The championship has achieved its objective of creating an interest in handball among young people. It has encouraged a lot of school children to take up the game of handball. Our group Z-Corp has played a key role in sponsoring and developing sports in the Sultanate by supporting professional and amateur sports organisation, sports clubs and competitions. We have a strong commitment to supporting sports team, clubs and organisations across the Sultanate. These school students are Oman’s future and we are delighted to support them. We are happy to see the Mitsubishi Oman Handball School Championship turn into such a popular event. We thank Oman Handball Association ”

Under the context of expanding 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 this year.

Z-Corp has been backing all the activities of Oman Handball Association since it signed an agreement in October 2015. As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility strategy, Z-Corp is actively involved in supporting local based initiatives that touch the lives of children in sport. While Z-Corp has always been committed to supporting the sports sector in the Sultanate, it believes that to cultivate sporting talent in Oman, youngsters should be provided the perfect ambience to develop it.

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