BAHRAIN SPORT Crown Prince backs triathlon Email: [email protected] “CHALLENGE Bahrain” International Triathlon Championship, to be held on December 6, will be patronised by His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister. This was announced by Supreme Council for Youth and Sports chairman and Bahrain Olympic Committee president Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa. Shaikh Nasser expressed his great appreciation to His Royal Highness the Crown Prince for his support. The global event is being organised by Challenge Family and Nasser bin Hamad Foundation. The event, which carries a to- tal cash prize of $500,000, will be a first of its kind to be held in the Middle East. Shaikh Nasser said that the Crown Prince’s patronage is a great honour and a strong incentive for everyone, participants and officials included. Gulf Daily News Monday, 1st December 2014 n Action from a previous triathlon event Pleasure “It is with great joy and pleasure that we coincide “Challenge Bahrain” with the National Day celebrations, which doubles the importance of the event,” said Shaikh Nasser. “We are inspired by His Majesty’s efforts in making Bahrain a home for such important global sporting events.” Shaikh Nasser added that registration for the event was closed after receiving more than 1,000 applications from 51 countries. 29 n Judging panel meet set for off GENERAL secretaries of GCC national Olympic committees who are part of a purpose-formed judging committee tasked to resolve sports disputes in the Gulf region will meet today in Bahrain. The meeting will take place at the InterContinental Regency Hotel from 11am onwards. The GCC representatives are to discuss the initiatives of Supreme Council for Youth and Sports chairman and Bahrain Olympic Committee (BOC) president Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa. The committee consists of BOC general secretary Abdulrahman Askar, Mohammed Al Kamali (UAE), Mohammed Al Meshel (Saudi Arabia) and Mishal Al Khalifa (Qatar). Others to be present at the meeting are representatives of sports affairs directorate at the GCC General Secretariat as well as several legal advisors from all over the region. n Arsenal scholarship on Marshal pips Al Hasani for King’s Cup golf title ANDREW Marshal of Britain clinched the title in the Seventh King’s Cup International Golf Tournament. A total of 96 golfers from 21 countries took part in the tournament which was organised by Bahrain Golf Association. It was attended by Batelco chairman Shaikh Hamad bin Abdulla Al Khalifa, Bahrain Olympic Committee general secretary Abdulrahman Askar and other officials. ARSENAL Soccer School have launched a scholarship programme to discover young Bahraini talents and sponsor them in order to hone and develop their football skills. A trial session to evaluate the youngsters skills will be held on December 13, 2014, from 9am to 11am at Soccer City in Janabiyah. In order to qualify for the scholarship, the candidates (he/she) should be a Bahraini national and born between September 2007 and August 2008. He/she should not be registered with any Bahraini Football Association affiliated club and is able to attend three or four afternoon training sessions on a weekly basis. The child should also be able to produce a school certificate proving good attendance and discipline. For further information, please contact the school on 39319464. Notched Marshal notched 211 points to win the title while Moroccan Younis Al Hasani (218 points) finished second and Yaseen Ali (220) third, ahead of Australian Peter Istenovic (221). In the amateur category, Al Mahdi Al Sasi finished first with 216 points. Calbin Green (221) was second and Bahrain’s Nasser Yaqoob (221) third. n The winners with their prizes n Two students from Bahrain School have won third place in the DODDS European Tennis Tournament in Germany. They played seven matches over three days and finished third overall in their divison. Above, Moustafa, left, and Frank at the championship n Last date to register n Thirty two coaches began a course in biomechanics being organised by Bahrain Olympic Committee’s Sports Training and Development Section. Twenty are from Bahrain and the remaining 12 from other GCC countries. The three-day course is part of the section’s annual plan aimed at qualifying coaches in a variety of sports. Sports Training and Development Section head Nabeel Taha stressed the importance of the course, which helps coaches understand the science of biomechanics better. The course is being conducted by Dr Mark Sayers, a sports biomechanist and a coordinator of the Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science at the University of the Sunshine Coast in Australia. He is also a former international in baseball and rafting and an ex-rugby coach. Above, participating coaches with officials. REGISTRATION to take part in the 12th Zain Bahrain Juniors Open Tennis Championship 2014 will close today at 6pm at the Bahrain Tennis Club in Juffair. The tournament will be held from December 7 to 18, 2014. Competition will be held in Unisex - 8 years and under; Unisex - 10 years and under; Boys 12 years and under; 14 years and under; 16 years and under; 18 years and under and girls 18 years and under. Organisers have already received 20 entries which include Yousif Al Shehabi (Bahrain), Isa Al Ghattan ( Bahrain), Tristan Manners (British) and Shadi Kallel (Tunisian) in unisex - 8 and under and 23 players in the unisex - 10 and under including Mohammed Al Shehabi (Bahrain), Akshat Gupta (India), Fares Hajjar (Tunisia) and Zainab Obaidan (Saudi Arabia).
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