Aspire Zone Foundation Concludes Ramadan Sports Festival

Doha: Aspire Zone Foundation concluded its Ramadan Sports Festival, with the participation of over 650 male and female athletes. They competed across five categories: Mens competitions, Ladies competitions, Youth competitions (Males and Females) and Special Needs Competitions. As part of the cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Aspire Ramadan Festival witnessed the continuation of Embassies Football Tournament Six-a-side on a natural grass pitch with the participation of 12 teams. The team of the Embassy of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan succeeded in winning the title by defeating the team of the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran with a score of 5-0. The Table Tennis (Special Needs) Tournament, in collaboration with the Qatar Paralympic Committee, the Qatar Social and Cultural Center for the Deaf, the Qatar social and Cultural Center for the Blind, witnessed intense competition among all players during the matches, held at the Woman's Sports Hall with the participation of 42 playe rs across 5 categories for differently abled individuals (standing, sitting, visual, and cognitive). This falls within Aspire Zone Foundation's effort to provide an opportunity for all members of the community to enjoy the atmosphere of sports during Ramadan, regardless of their skills and physical abilities. At the conclusion of the competitions, player Ibrahim Al Hammadi claimed the first place in the cognitive disability category, with Mohammed Moussa taking second place, and Mohammed al Mahmoud securing third place. In the visually impaired category competitions, player Ikrami Ahmed claimed the first place, with player Ahmed Al Kubaisi securing second place, and player Abdulrahman Sami coming in third. In the competitions of the hearing impairment category, player Ebrahim Massad Toufiq clinched the first place, with the player Rupa Mangalath securing second place, and player Shivas Kondabolu taking third place. In the physical impaired (standing) category, player Khalifa Al Nuaimi clinched the first p lace, with player Ali Rashid securing second place, and player Fawzi Jouahi coming in third. In the seated disability category, player Ahmed Issa claimed the first place, with the player Mohammed Al Kubaisi Securing second place. The 3X3 basketball tournament for men and women witnessed strong participation from all teams, in collaboration with Qatar Basketball Federation. It took place at the Woman's Sports Hall from March 18 to 20. In the men's competition, team Jags clinched the first place, with Qatar Foundation coming in second, and Doha Suns securing third place. On the individua level, Sergjan Toleik won the best Dunk award, while Andrius Banys claimed the Best Three-Point Shooter award. The Ladies tournament witnessed the participation of 8 Teams of adults and 7 Youth Teams. The results of Ladies competitions were as follows: Katara Team in the first place, Al Gharafa Team in second place and SportLab securing third place. On the individual level, Josette Anaswem won the best Three-Point Shooter a ward. As for Youth results, SportsLab team claimed first place this time, Al Gharafa in second place and QFteam in third place. This year, the Aspire Ramadan Festival hosted the five-a-side hockey competitions with the participation of 150 male and female players of various ages. The competitions were divided into 3 categories: men, youth, and women, with matches held at the public courts of the foundation. In the men's category, Team Msaied emerged as champions after defeating Team Lusail 2-1 in the final match. In the youth category, Team Al Sadd emerged victorious over Team Al Wakrah in the final match with a score of 1-0. Mohsen Salman Al Sharshani, A player from the Qatar youth national team, claimed the top scorer title in both the men's and youth competitions combined. In the woman's and girls category, Team United emerged as the sole victor over Doha Team in the final match with a score of 4-0. The table tennis tournament for men and women took place at the tennis court in the woman's sports ha ll from March 16th to 22nd, featuring intense competition with the participation of 11 players from various age groups of both genders. In the men's competition, David Raducan cleaned the 1st place over Elias Ljume, Alexey Smirnov Secured the 1st place over Ainesh Batnike, Kamondanai Singsrikarn won the first place over Mark Grero, and Daniel Baker emerged victorious over Yousef Al-Musallami. As for the women's competition, Yasmine Qasi Abdullah clinched the 1st place over Anaya Rawalji, Eva Savinao won the first place over Lina Ramadan, and Henrietta Anna Boxsack secured the 1st place over Aya Sweid. The foundation organized the Padel tournament competitions for women, held from March 15th to the 17th at the Padel IN courts. The team of Badria Al Jassar and Marwa Baghothi claimed the first place, while the team of Buthaina Al Kuwari and Rawda Al-Suwaidi secured the second place. The 3rd place was won by the team of Mona Al Attiyah and Noor Al Kuwari. On his part, Chief Marketing Officer at Aspire Zone F oundation Nasser Abullah Al Hajri stated that the 2024 festival aimed to fulfill its objectives by providing a comprehensive version of activity and vitality for sports enthusiasts. They found in the fields and facilities of Aspire Zone Foundation the opportunity to practice their favorite sports through 10 tournaments for various categories under the supervision of a professional team of organizers and international-standard courts, elements that come together uniquely at Aspire Zone Foundation. He added, saying: the festival, with its diversity and carefully chosen timing, along with its attention to all details, has made Aspire Zone Foundation the premier destination for athletes in Qatar. These activities are a simple example of our community-oriented events throughout the year, which encourage both young and old, families, and friends to engage in sports and increase physical activity. Source: Qatar News Agency