Muscat: Bank Muscat, the flagship financial services provider in the Sultanate, in step with its ‘Let’s Do More’ vision and commitment to support youth and promote Oman as a sporting nation, has begun field visits by a committee to review and short-list 2018 Green Sports applications from sports teams for greening and infrastructure development of football fields across the Sultanate.
The 2018 Green Sports programme has evoked a big response from sports teams seeking support for greening and infrastructure development of football fields. In the coming days, the Green Sports committee will visit to review all 2018 applicant football fields across the Sultanate.
The Green Sports initiative launched by Bank Muscat in 2012 has gained momentum with 78 teams across the Sultanate benefiting from the support till date. Marking the seventh year of the unique CSR initiative, the bank will support the development of 15 football fields in 2018.
The scope of Green Sports support for sports teams includes greening of football fields with natural or synthetic turf, floodlights or water desalination equipment in areas facing problems of water salinity. Ensuring wider representation, the Green Sports support is extended to develop sustainable sports infrastructure in all parts of the Sultanate.
The criteria for availing the Green Sports support include that sports teams should have been in existence for three years with a minimum of 300 members from the local community. The bank recognises that local teams wield immense influence on neighbourhood communities, especially youth, hence teams with modern infrastructure facilities can help raise sporting heroes for the country.
The Green Sports initiative has created an ideal platform for social engagement among youth. The football fields developed as part of the Green Sports initiative are serving as a meeting place for children and youth to be engaged in social activities leading to the development of strong community bonding. The fields are used for hosting various activities such as Ramadan nights, group weddings and other community celebrations.
The bank recently presented the 41st Green Sports football field developed as part of the Green Sports initiative to Muqnayat Sports Team in the wilayat of Ibri in Dhahirah governorate.
Bank Muscat is committed to its ‘Let’s Do More’ vision for the community and the nation and is proud to have led the way in contributing to sustainable development in Oman with various initiatives. As the nation’s leading financial institution, Bank Muscat aims to provide the impetus for youth to excel in all arenas and thereby contribute to the development and progress of Oman.