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Seeb Club lift His Majesty’s Cup for Youth

Sports Monday 26/December/2016 21:13 PM
By: Times News Service
Seeb Club lift His Majesty’s Cup for Youth

Muscat: Thanks to their overall achievements and their contribution to the development of youth in the 2015, Seeb Club were presented with His Majesty’s Cup for Youth at a gala event on Monday.
The annual award ceremony, which recognises and rewards the clubs for their overall achievements in the field of both sports and youth activities in a particular year, was organised at Grand Hyatt on Monday.
Chief guest Dr. Ali bin Masoud bin Ali Al Sunaidy, Minister of Commerce and Industry, presided over the ceremony and handed over the trophies and awards in the presence of Minister of Sports Affairs Sheikh Saad bin Mohammed Al Mardhouf Al Saadi, Undersecretary Sheikh Rashad Al Hinai, and the representatives of various clubs and sports associations.
The prestegious awards, which was first launched in 1998, saw as many as 21 clubs vying for top honours, from which top ten were honoured during the ceremony based a points system. Like in the previous years, the top three clubs were presented with the trophies and cash prizes, and the next seven clubs were presented with cash prizes.
While Seeb Club lifted the trophy for the 10th time, Monday’s ceremony saw Salalah Club taking the second place and Saham settling for the third.
Besides the coveted HM’s Cup for Youth trophy, Seeb Club were also presented with a cheque of OMR 30,000.
Salalah took home the Silver Shield and OMR 28,000 and Saham bagged the Bronze Shield and OMR 26,000.
Dhofar and Ibri, who finished in the fourth and fifth places and were presented with cheques of OMR 24,000 and 22,000 respectively.
Joint sixth
Interestingly, for the first time, two clubs Nizwa and Al Ittifaq shared the sixth place and were presented with OMR 20,000 each.
They were followed by Al Nasr (OMR 16,000), Suwaiq (OMR 14,000) and Sohar (OMR 12,000) in that order.
Earlier, Undersecretary Rashad Al Hinai spoke about the history and the significance of the awards.
While lauding the the contribution of various clubs in the field of sports and youth sector, he also congratulated the winners.
Book launched
A book on history of Oman sports titled ‘March of Sports and Youth 1970-2015’ was also launched during the ceremony.
The book documents the different stages of development of sports and youth activities over the years. The book will serve as a reference document for the researchers and experts on Oman sports history.
Part one of the book details the beginning of sports in Oman which coincided with the dawn of the Blessed Renaissance. Part two of the book documents the sports and youth march and progress, the sports activities and the authorities operating in the field of sports, the sports associations, sports activities and clubs.
In his remarks, Minister of Sports Affairs Sheikh Saad Al Saadi said: “The book documents the sports march in the Sultanate and represents a new addition to the Omani library and a vital reference for researchers.”
2015 HM’s Cup for Youth winners list:
1 Seeb Club (Cup and OMR 30,000)
2 Salalah Club (Silver and OMR 28,000)
3 Saham Club (Bronze and OMR 26,000)
4 Dhofar Club (OMR 24,000)
5 Ibri Club (OMR 22,000)
6= Nizwa (OMR 20,000)
6= Al Ittifaq (OMR 20,000)
8 Al Nasr (OMR 16,000)
9 Suwaiq (OMR 14,000)
10 Sohar (OMR 12,000)