The national-level project is aimed to reinforce pride in national identity among youngsters and identify new outlets for their creativity, said Ibrahim Abdul Malik, secretary-general of GAYSW
at a press conference which attended by Khalid Al Madfaa, assistant secretary-general of the Authority and chairman of the higher committee of the 'Summer of my Country 2010' project.
"We struggled to even get this programme sorted out, and it was only due to the GAYSW
that we managed.
Earlier this week, the General Authority of Youth and Sports Welfare (GAYSW
) under the leadership of Shaikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development, had decided to sack the entire board of directors of the UAE SA allegedly on the charge of mismanagement of funds.
Mahrez, who is in Dubai on a personal visit, attended the opening ceremony after which the tournament was formally opened by Shaikh Ahmad Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, President, UAE National Olympic Committee (UAE NOC) in the presence of Mattar Al Tayer, Deputy Chairman, Dubai Sports Council (DSC), Ebrahim Abdul Malik, General Secretary, General Authority of Youth and Sports Welfare (GAYSW
), Shaikh Hasher Al Maktoum, President, Tennis Emirates and Saeed Hareb, General Secretary, DSC.
Abdul Mohsin Al Dossary from the General Authority of Youth and Sports Welfare (GAYSW
) urged clubs to step in, undertake and assist in the youth development programmes in other sport besides football.
Mohammad Al Habtoor, who is the Chairman of the annual Dubai Polo Gold Cup (DPGC), is already in consultations with the General Authority of Youth and Sports Welfare (GAYSW
) to push the sport forward in the right direction.
The UAE National Olympic Committee (UAENOC) immediately launched an action plan with the General Authority of Youth and Sports Welfare (GAYSW
) and the three sports councils of Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah came together to ensure that the occasion would attract maximum participation.
Shaikh Mansour Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai International Marine Club (DIMC), was the chief guest and presented the awards in the presence of Shaikh Hasher Bin Juma Al Maktoum, director-general of the Dubai Department of Information and president of Tennis Emirates; Mattar Al Tayer, deputy chairman of the DSC; Ebrahim Abdul Malik, general secretary of the General Authority of Youth and Sports Welfare (GAYSW
), and Saeed Hareb, general secretary of the DSC.
Mohammad Salem Al Daheri, Vice-Chairman, UAE JJF and Yousuf Al Batran, Board Member, UAE JJF were joined by Khalid Al Midfa, Assistant General Secretary, General Authority of Youth and Sports Welfare (GAYSW
) at the presentation of the overall honours to the top three finishers.
Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Dubai Sports Council, supported by the club's strategic partners Dubai Sports Council, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), the General Authority for Youth and Sports Welfare (GAYSW
), and the UAE Paralympic Committee and supervised by the Dubai Club for People of Determination, the competition saw participation from 30-plus countries from across the globe.
28 (BNA): Minister of Youth and Sport Affairs, Ayman bin Tawfiq Al Moayyad, today welcomed at the Bahrain International Airport President of the United Arab Emirates' General Authority of Youth and Sports Welfare (GAYSW
), Maj-Gen Mohammed Khalfan Al Romaithi, and the associating delegation.
Hassan Mazroei, board member of Dubai Club for People of Determination was joined by Mohammad Abdul Karim Al Julfar, vice-chairman of the Dubai Club for People of Determination, Khalid Al Midfa, assistant general secretary, General Authority of Youth and Sports Welfare (GAYSW
) and Paul Kurzo, vice-president of BWF Para-Badminton at the presentation of medals to the winners at the end of the competition.