The two-week extravaganza, which is set to kick off on 2 July 2014, has been met with overwhelming popularity over the last few years. The 2014 edition has been expanded to include 11 different tournaments, and over 1,000 residents are expected to participate.
Abdulla Al Khater Head of Sports and Events at Aspire Zone Foundation, explained the significance of the annual Ramadan Sports Festival:
This community-inspired event reflects our on-going commitment to providing year-round activities designed to encourage residents to adopt healthy and active lifestyles. And the sheer variety of sports ensures that there is something for everyone…the annual Ramadan Sports Festival has grown considerably since the inaugural event in 2012, and each year, it has been met with overwhelming response from the public. I am delighted to announce that the 2014 edition will include even more activities for the whole family to enjoy during the evening.
With registration for the Ramadan Sports Festival now open, spaces are expected to fill quickly. The activities on offer will cater to men, women, and children of all athletic abilities, as well as people with special needs. For more information and details about registration, visit Life In Aspire.
Additionally, with tournaments are free to enter, as well as watch, spectators are encouraged to come down to Aspire Zone to cheer on their favorite players and teams.
A range of activities are on offer this year, including beach soccer, volleyball, football, basketball, junior football, flag football, handball, radio-controlled car races. Furthermore, as social inclusivity and equality is a key concept of Ramadan, AZF, in collaboration with the Qatar Paralympics Committee, is also organizing a table tennis tournament for special needs.
Meanwhile, the activities for women this year have been organised in partnership with the Qatar Women’s Sport Committee.
Matches will be staged across Aspire Zone including the Outdoor Pitches and the Outdoor Warm Up Track facility, Aspire Dome, and the Ladies Sports Hall and Ladies Club.
Throughout the year, AZF provides residents with the opportunity to participate in a number of exciting events, as well as win fantastic giveaways, all while learning about the importance of health, fitness and nutrition. The Ramadan Sports Festival is AZF’s latest offering, and it demonstrates the Zone’s commitment to serving the community by creating the ultimate sports and leisure destination.