Bahrain Olympic Committee (BOC) secretary general Mohammed Al Nusuf asserted the keenness of Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa to develop the sport in Bahrain by setting up a number of pioneer initiatives, including the national youth and sports development programme ‘Estijabah’.
Estijabah, AKA ‘Response’, was launched by Shaikh Nasser, representative of His Majesty the King for Charity Works and Youth Affairs, and Supreme Council for Youth and Sports chairman, in April last year.
This first-of-its-kind programme mainly aims to boost the youth and sports sectors in the kingdom. It is one of several programmes recommended by Shaikh Nasser in recent years.
Al Nusuf commended the step taken by Shaikh Nasser to launch Estijabah and affirmed the importance of such initiative, which looks to optimise the investment of sports facilities in accordance with an integrated plan that contributes to enhancing the financial resources of youth and sports sectors.
It also looks for new sources of financing and is considered a distinguished national project. To activate the investment process for the benefit of clubs and national federations and all youth and sports bodies in the Kingdom. Al Nusuf affirmed that the programme was launched in line with the vision of Shaikh Nasser in an attempt to invest the state-owned sports facilities and create new fixed income sources for the benefit of the sports sector in general.
Amateur golf event set
REGISTRATION is now open for the first Bahrain Amateur Open Golf Championship taking place at Royal Golf Club (RGC) at Riffa Views on April 19 and 20.The event is an individual stroke-play competition with gross and net divisions. It also acts as a qualifier for the 2019 King Hamad Trophy for local clubs. All interested golfers with a maximum handicap of 15 are welcome to join. Entries will be limited to 96 players. A ballot will be done if entries exceed this number, according to the Bahrain Golf Association, who are organising the event.
The entry fee is BD40 for juniors and BD50 for Bahrainis and RGC members. Guests are welcome to take part for BD70. The entry includes two competition rounds, a practice round on April 18, a golf shirt and a buffet lunch after Round Two.
For more information or to register, visit www.bahrainga.org or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. The closing date to receive entries will be on April 5.