Al-Arabi Sports Club, under the auspices of Qatar Volleyball Association, on Saturday organized the 3rd Mini-Volleyball Festival for kids under 10 years old by use of a 3×3 system, with 100 players from 9 clubs participating in this age group under the close supervision and cooperation of the QVA chaired by Mr Ali bin Ghanem Al-Kuwari, himself President of West Asia Volleyball Association.
Aside from Mr Ghanem Al-Kuwari, quests of honour in the fun-filled festival comprised His Excellency Dr Ahmed bin Nasser Ibrahim Al-Fadala, Secretary General of the Shura Council, His Excellency Sheikh Tamim bin Fahd Al Thani, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Arab Club, Mr Nasser Al-Meer, Head of the Volleyball in the Al-Arabi Club, and Mr Nasser Al-Sulaiti, Director of Public Relations and Communications at the Qatari Shura Council.
The activities of the festival began with verses from the Holy Quran recited by the player Sultan Muhammad Al-Hamar, followed by the national anthem of the State of Qatar and the religious chanting paragraph performed by the players Rashid and Hamad Sultan Muhammad Al-Hamar.
After that, all the players in this age group from nine clubs consisting of Al-Wakra, Al-Gharafa, Al-Rayyan, Al-Sadd, Qatar, Al-Arabi, Al-Khor, Al-Shamal and Al-Ahly kicked off their festival matches.
His Excellency Sheikh Tamim bin Fahd Al-Thani and Mr Ali bin Ghanem Al-Kuwari took this opportunity during the festival to honor the national coaches of the Qatari teams, Youssef Faredoni, Mohammed Ateeq Al-Kuwari, Mubarak Rashid Al-Abdullah and Nasser Muhanna Al-Sulaiti.
International referees Ibrahim Al-Mahmoud and Nasser Al-Muzaffar were also honored in addition to the participating referees, organizational and technical committees, participating club teams, coaches and their assistants at the end of the festival.
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