Muscat: The fifth leg of the fifth edition of the Mitsubishi Oman Handball School Championship was held at Sohar in the Al Batinah North Governorate recently.
The championship has been garnering a great response since it took off at the Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex in Bausher at the Muscat Governorate in which four schools participated. In the second leg of the tournament held in Sur, four schools in the Al Sharqiyah South Governorate had participated.
Four schools from the Al Dhahira North Governorate participated in the third phase which was held at Dhank. Four schools from the Al Buraimi Governorate participated in the fourth leg which was held at Buraimi.
Four schools from the Al Batinah North Governorate participated in the tournament held in Sohar including Saif bin Al Haber School, Al Ibda’a School, Suliman bin Ayad School and Abu Hamza Al Shari School.
Among the Al Batinah North Governorate schools while Suliman bin Ayad School won the first place, the second place was won by Saif bin Al Haber School. The third place was won by Al Ibda’a School and the fourth place went to Abu Hamza Al Shari School.
Faisal Al Mandhari, Manger of the communication at Z-Corp said, “It was heart-warming to see such a great response from the participating school and audiences in Sohar. We are delighted that we are promoting the philosophy of good sportsmanship and fostering companionship between school children.
"We are committed to the development and promotion of handball and are pleased that this tournament has achieved its purpose of popularising handball among young people. We will continue to promote handball, as well as find and nurture more talented handball athletes.”
Moosa al Balushi, General Secretary at Oman Handball Association said, “The matches held in Sohar were thrilling and competitive. The championship has helped us pick players with great potential. We are happy that so many schools are involved in participating and promoting the game of handball. We are certain with the experience they gain these children will one day represent Oman in international platforms.
"The championship has witnessed success due to the constant efforts and cooperation of Zubair Corporation, Mitsubishi, Oman Handball Association, Ministry of Education and local schools.”
Under the framework of augmenting public and private sector partnership, The Zubair Corporation LLC (Z-Corp) and its group company General Automotive Company recently renewed a sponsorship agreement with Oman Handball Association (OHA). As part of the agreement, Z-Corp will support all the activities of Oman Handball Association.
The signing come within the framework of Z-Corp’s strategy and social responsibility to encourage sport promotion, performances and achievements.
Z-Corp has previously extended support to Oman Handball Association to organise school tournaments across the country. Last year in March, Z-Corp supported Oman Mitsubishi Handball Joiners Championship held at the Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex. Oman Mitsubishi had organised the competition in association with the Oman Handball Association.
In July, to recognise the outstanding contribution of players who represented the Sultanate, Z-Corp and Mitsubishi Oman felicitated the Sultanate’s national handball players at the Mitsubishi showroom.
Z-Corp also honoured the referees who participated in the Mitsubishi Oman Handball School Championship held across the governorates of the Sultanate in 2018 and 2019.