Fourth Mitsubishi Oman Handball School Championship held at Al Sharqiyah South Governorate
Sunday, December 2, 2018

The fourth leg of the fourth edition of the Mitsubishi Oman Handball School Championship was held at Sur in the Al Sharqiyah South Governorate. 
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 began at the Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex in Bausher at the Muscat governorate in which where 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. 
The opening ceremony of the matches at Al Sharqiyah South Governorate was attended by officials from The Zubair Corporation, officials from Oman Handball Association and a number of senior executives from Z-Corp and Zubair Automotive Group.
The schools from Al Sharqiyah South Governorate which participated included AbdulRahman Bin Aouf School, Iqra Private School, Sur Private School and Al Bara'am School.
While Iqra Private School won the first place, the second place was won by Sur Private School School for. The third place was won by AbdulRahman Bin Aouf School School and the fourth place went to Al Bara'am School.
The matches in connection with the fourth edition of the Mitsubishi Oman Handball School Championship will also be held in schools in other governorates of Muscat.
Dr Said bin Ahmed Al Shehri, Chairman of the Oman Handball Association said, “Participating in sports events teach students vital values that they can carry throughout their life, such as discipline, time management, work ethics, right attitude. We are happy that we are organising school level tournaments and encouraging students to invest their energy in sports. The championship has witnessed success due to the constant efforts and cooperation of The Zubair Corporation, Mitsubishi, Oman Handball Association, Ministry of Education and local schools.”
Ibrahim Al Salmi, Assistant General Manager, Corporate Communications at Z-Corp said, “The importance of participating in school sports tournaments encompasses more than just the benefit of physical activity. Playing and excelling in sports teaches students the importance of hard work, perseverance, learning from failure, and importance of grasping opportunities. Z-Corp has been supporting various activities that encourage young school children to take up sports and supporting this championship is part of that strategy. We are happy to see the Mitsubishi Oman Handball School Championship turn into such a big success story.”
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. The group has a strong commitment to supporting sports team, clubs and organisations across the Sultanate.
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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