Dhofar Governorate hosts fifth Mitsubishi Oman Handball School Championship
Monday, January 6, 2020

Dhofar Governorate hosted the sixth round of the fifth edition of the Mitsubishi Oman Handball School Championship at the Sultan Qaboos Youth Complex for Culture and Entertainment in Salalah recently. 

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 a focus on young talent, while developing and strengthening local communities at the same time.

The handball championship has been earning an enthusiastic response since it was kicked off at the Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex in Bausher at the Muscat Governorate in which four schools participated. In the second leg of the tournament held in Sur, four schools in the Al Sharqiyah South Governorate had participated. Four schools from the Al Dhahira North Governorate participated in the third phase which was held at Dhank. Four schools from the Al Buraimi Governorate participated in the fourth leg which was held at Buraimi. Four schools from the Al Batinah North Governorate participated in the tournament held in Sohar.

The opening ceremony of the matches at Dhofar Governorate was attended by officials from The Zubair Corporation, officials from Oman Handball Association and several senior executives from Z-Corp and Zubair Automotive Group.

The schools from Dhofar Governorate which participated included Sultan Qaboos bin School, Khalid bin Walid School, Taimor Bin Faisal School and Osama bin Zaid School.

While Khalid bin Walid School won the first place, the second place was won by Taimor Bin Faisal School. The third place was won by Osama bin Zaid School.

Faisal Al Mandhari, assistant director of social communication at Z-Corp said, “The growth of handball across Oman over the last few years is evident from the new schools and students that are participating. We are happy to see the Mitsubishi Oman Handball School Championship turn into such a big success story. The championship has achieved its objective of creating an interest in handball among young people. Z-Corp have a strong commitment to supporting sports team, clubs and organisations across the Sultanate. We are pleased to support the young students who are the future of Oman’s sports.”

Dr Said bin Ahmed Al Shehri, Chairman of the Oman Handball Association said, “We thank the teachers and students from the schools in Dhofar governorate who participated so enthusiastically. We are thrilled that so many schools are involved in participating and promoting the game of handball. We are sure with the capability they achieve these children will one day represent Oman in international platforms. We thank Zubair Corporation, Mitsubishi, Oman Handball Association, Ministry of Education and local schools for their constant support.”

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. The signing come within the framework of Z-Corp’s strategy and social responsibility to encourage sport promotion, performances and achievements.

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