Aspire Zone Foundation (AZF) concluded another hugely successful Ramadan Sports Festival (RSF), featuring 12 sporting evening competitions and tournaments including basketball, football, volleyball, hockey, table tennis, fitness challenges, wall-climbing and walking. More than 800 participants took part in the various sporting events. 

The Men’s basketball competition brought the festival to a close. The Doha Ballers secured first place in the competition, with Hoopers achieving second place and Money Team coming third. Winners were awarded by the chairman of the organising committee of the festival, Abdullah Aman Al Khater.

Speaking at the conclusion of the festival, Al Khater said that for the eighth consecutive year, AZF has organised yet another hugely successful Ramadan Sports Festival, which has been a big hit with the community. He said that the festival proved very effective in encouraging people to engage in moderate physical activity whilst fasting during the holy month of Ramadan.

I would like to congratulate the first-place winners in all the competitions and I would like to extend my utmost appreciation and thanks to the entire team at AZF, Qatar Women Sport Committee, Qatar Paralympic Committee and sponsors who worked so well together to make this festival a success.’

The Festival in Numbers

800 male and female participants enjoyed 11 sporting events with 30 teams taking part during the festival. This makes it the largest sporting event of its kind in Qatar during Ramadan. 100 female participants were involved in this year’s RSF. 150 boys and girls took part in activities specifically designed for them. 40 volunteers supported in terms of event management. Three events were organised for male competitors – basketball, football and volleyball tournaments; Two events organised for female competitors: handball and volleyball tournaments; Four events organised for boys and girls: hockey and fitness challenge. And a table tennis event for people with disabilities.

This year, the Ramadan Sports Festival was sponsored by Saleh Al Hamad Al Mana Co, Aseel Water and EsQalar Sports. 

Cover Image: Winners of the Football Tournament, the QWSC team.