His Majesty King Hamad’s representative for humanitarian work and youth affairs Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa said he has full confidence in the Royal Endurance team which takes part today in the Jordan International Endurance Championship.
Nineteen jockeys will represent the team which is among the favourites to top the podium. The team features several young jockeys as Shaikh Nasser wishes to promote fresh faces and prepare them for future events.
“This event is a great opportunity for the Royal Endurance team to show its capabilities and potential as well as confirm the prestigious status of the Bahraini endurance sport,” Shaikh Nasser said.
“In the past, many young jockeys have burst onto the scene after displaying great performances, and we have witnessed fierce competitions for top places in local events.
“We are sensing the desire of our young jockeys to confirm the development of the endurance sport in Bahrain. We are following a specific plan, which has enabled us to achieve greater successes,” Shaikh Nasser added, expressing thanks and appreciation to the technical staff and administrators of the Royal Endurance team.
Team director Dr Khalid Ahmed Hassan stressed that the presence of the team in this competition underscores the great vision of Shaikh Nasser to prepare the team’s young members.
Sixteen members will represent the team in the 120km race, including Isa Al Anzi, Al Muqdad Mohammed Abdulrahman, Jassim Khalifa Al Moamari, Ahmed Saleh Al Nuaimi, Nasser Hamad Al Qahtani, Mayoof Abdulaziz Al Rumaihi, Nayef Hassan Al Boluchi, Mohammed Wael Al Majed, Sultan Abdulaziz Al Rumaihi, Abdullah Hassan Al Rumaihi, Mohammed Khalid Al Ruwaie, Isa Jamal Al Sendi, Khalifa Jamal Al Sendi, Ahmed Khalid Al Thawadi, Hassa Essam Fardan and Saud Mubarak Sabt.
Meanwhile, Othman Al Awadhi, Abdullah Janahi and Mohammed Al Subaie will represent the team in the 100km race.