Monday, March 21, 2016

Ninth Sporting Events for MoI Staff Members Kick off

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Wednesday, March 16th 2016 [ME NewsWire]
Under the patronage of Lt. General HH Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, the Ninth Sporting Events for Ministry of Interior (MoI) staff members have kicked off. The events are organized by the Police Sports Association in Abu Dhabi for members of the sectors and departments at the MoI.
Six sectors will be taking part in the events: General Secretariat of the Office of H.H Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior; Undersecretary Sector; Assistant Undersecretary for Naturalization, Residency and Ports Affairs Sector; Assistant Undersecretary for Resources and Support Services Sector; General Headquarter of the Civil Defense Sector; and Police College Sector.
The competitions include five-a-side and seven-a-side football, beach volleyball, tug of war, pistol shooting, bowling, running, race walking, table tennis, cultural competitions for male and female members, chess, fitness, and challenges.
The competitions will be held at various locations and stadiums including the MoI, Abu Dhabi Police General Headquarters, and Zayed Sports City.
Brigadier Mohammed Hamid bin Dalmouj Al Dhaheri, Chairman of the Police Sports Association, stressed the MoI’s keenness, following the directives of HH Sheikh Saif, to organize various sporting events. Such efforts stem from HH Sheikh Saif’s belief in the integral role that sports effectively contribute to building a comprehensive police character and instilling self-confidence and fair competition in the ministry’s staff members, and ensuring their preparedness and physical fitness.
He also noted that organizing the Ninth Sporting Events consecutively for the MoI members is the result of the continuous support of the police leadership, who provide the means to realize success, contact and harmony among the members of the same institution. He also noted that the physical tests in all sectors will be conducted to link with the members’ annual performance assessment.
Distinguished members in sports were chosen to take part in international competitions via the International Police Sports Union. The participation of the Arab Police Sports Federation at the competitions was approved, and MoI members will be supported with sports programs organized at sports facilities, or current programs available on the MoI’s e-Club portal, which enables members to follow the program to ensure passing physical fitness tests.
Brigadier Al Dhaheri stressed the importance of sports among police members. He also pointed out that the MoI is keen to support and develop athletic abilities by organizing such events for all of its staff members, in a bid to build police members that are mentally and psychologically fit to carry out the tasks assigned to them.
The inauguration event was attended by Colonel Aref Al Rais, Acting Head of the Police Sports Association and a number of officers, non-commissioned officers, and civil workers, in addition to representatives of police sectors taking part in the sports events.
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