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Senior men’s volleyball team off to Tunisia for camp
By PATRICK SALOMON 15. Matches will be played at Abdulkareem, Ali Ebrahim camp in a small town near Frankfurt,
the brand new volleyball arena at Habib, Nasser Al Saleh, Ebrahim Germany.
BAHRAIN’S senior men’s national vol- Shaikh Isa Sports City in Riffa. Al Aradi, Emad Salman, Sadeq The team has been training under
leyball team is scheduled to leave tomor- The Bahraini delegation that Ebrahim, Hussain Haiki, Mirza German head coach Wolfgang Lowak,
row for Tunisia where they will hold will be leaving for Tunis tomor- Abdulla and Jassim Al Nabhan. who will be guiding the nationals in his
a training camp in preparation for the row will be led by Bahrain The national team’s first fix- first major competition at the GCC Games.
upcoming GCC Games. Volleyball Association board ture of the GCC Games will be Handball is set to kick start the Games,
The Games are scheduled to be held in member Mohammed Ali. It against the UAE on October 15. with the first matches on October 10, the
the kingdom from October 11 to 22, and includes team manager Khaled n Al Shakili They then play Oman the next day before the official opening ceremony.
volleyball is one of 10 sports that are set to Al Thani, head coach Nezar Al night, followed by a clash with Bahrain’s national team at the camp
feature. The others include football, bas- Shakili, assistant coach Yousef Khalifa Kuwait on October 18. The Bahrainis face included 21 players, namely Saeed Johar,
ketball, handball, athletics, tenpin bowling, and physiotherapist Aqeel Hyatt. Qatar on the 19th, before playing their Ahmed Abbas, Mohammed Hussain, Jaffar
road cycling, swimming, table tennis for Fourteen players will be travelling for final contest on October 21 against Saudi Abbas, Mahdi Saad, Jaffar Abdulnabi,
women and goal ball for special athletes. the camp. They include Fadhel Abbas, Arabia. Sidamin Da’am, Hussain Madan, Ahmed
The men’s volleyball competition is Ayman Haroona, Abdulla Rashed Hamad, Meanwhile, Bahrain’s national handball Mansoor, Hassan Mahmood, Bilal
scheduled to get underway on October Hassan Dhahi, Sabeah Ebrahim, Younes team concluded yesterday their training Bassam, Hassan Samaheeji, Ali Eid,
Mahmood Abdulqader, Maher
Ashoor, Hussain Sayyad,
Hassan Shehab, Mehdi Madan,
Jaffar Abdulqader, Mohammed
Almakaba and Fahad Jassim.
The coaching staff is expect-
ed to reduce the list to 16 play-
ers ahead of the GCC Games.
The handball competition
will be played in league for-
mat. Games will take place at
for GCC Games
the handball arena at Shaikh
Khalifa Sports City in Isa
Bahrain’s first match in the
event will be against Kuwait
on October 10. They then take
on Saudi the next day, followed
by a game against Oman on
On the 14th, the nationals
face the UAE, and on the 16th
go head to head with Qatar.
By RAMI HULAYYEL
n The Olympic swimming pool Youth athletics
RENOVATION on the
sports facilities that will
host next month’s GCC
Games is nearly complete,
the General Organisation
BAHRAIN’s youth ath-
for Youth and Sports (Goys) letics team took two
said yesterday. bronze medals as they
Goys president Hisham Al made debut in the West Asian
Jowder revealed the recent plan Championships, which con-
made by the organisation to cluded in Beirut.
maintain sports facilities and n Al Jowder Sabeeka Ali Ahmed finished
prepare them to host the first third overall in the women’s
GCC Games that will be held of the GCC Games, chaired javelin throw competition with
from October 11 to 22 under by Shaikh Khalid bin Abdulla a mark of 21.92 metres.
the patronage of His Majesty Al Khalifa, Chief Executive of The other bronze medals
King Hamad. the BOC. for Bahrain was won by the
Al Jowder pointed out that Al Jowder stated that Goys medley relay team, compris-
all of the processing and main- started working on prepar- ing Ali Khamis Abbas, Ahmed
tenance of the sports ing all facilities of Mohammed Al Shawoosh and
facilities will be com- the Bahrain National Hussain Sameer Mubarak.
pleted before the start Stadium ahead of the Clocking one minute and 58
of the tournament. opening ceremony of seconds, the Bahrain team was
He expressed con- the Games. behind winners Iraq (1:55.29)
fidence on the ability At the National and runners-up Saudi Arabia
of the Bahraini cadres Stadium, maintenance latest international standards. Al Jowder added that Goys included the Juffair Youth (1:56.29).
in making this tour- is already underway Goys has also started the has carried out many arrange- Centre, Zain Basketball Arena, On the last day of this four-
nament a great suc- on the football pitch installation of electronic score- ments to develop the Olympic the handball court and a number day event also featured a disap-
cess, praising the great role besides other facilities like the boards in each of the three swimming pool and provide all of national clubs’ sports gyms. pointing finish for Ali Khamis
played by the Bahrain Olympic main stands, referees and play- sports halls inside Isa Sports equipment used in the swim- These gyms were prepared who was unable to take podium
Committee (BOC) under the ers changing rooms. City, besides preparing players ming competition. with modern equipment. Goys in the men’s 400m and could
presidency of Shaikh Nasser Al Jowder said the media and referees rooms. A ‘Nichia’ brand electronic also prepared the surface of only finish fifth by clocking
bin Hamad Al Khalifa, in pro- cabins were also rearranged at With regard to Khalifa Spots scoreboard was also fixed at Al Ahli and Muharraq clubs’ 55.34 seconds.
viding all the requirements of the stadium, pointing out that City, Al Jowder said Goys is Khalifa Sports City main gym. sports gyms as well as their Fifteen athletes, including
success for the tournament. Goys has recently installed and keen to provide equipment in The new board is being oper- outdoor courts that will host nine girls and six boys, spear-
Al Jowder expressed appre- operated the electronic score- athletics events, while the ath- ated in LED technology. the training sessions of the headed the kingdom in this
ciation for the efforts undertak- board at the stadium, which letic field has been prepared Al Jowder said the process- participating teams during the regional championship, which
en by the Executive Committee was selected according to the prior to hosting the Games. ing of the sports facilities also Games. features 13 countries.
Besides Sabeeka, other ath-
Bowling event kicks off private schools league
THE Bahrain Private Schools and seniors. next year. The other sports enhance the development of December: 11th, Boys’ football
letes representing the girls team
were Razan Fahad, Marwa
Salem, Hajar Al Ameeri,
Maryam Ali, Fajer Mohammed,
Hanan Al Balooshi, Khadija
Sports League is all set to get The junior level is limited in the league include football, the students, the school and the season and girls’ basketball season Mohammed and Shatha Saeed.
underway today with a girls’ to students who were under basketball, handball, volley- organisation. end. Bahrain men’s team includ-
tenpin bowling tournament. 13 years old as of September ball, athletics, tennis, badmin- Season schedule January: 18th, 3km run Bahrain ed Faisal Jassim Mohammed,
Nine schools from across 1 this year. Intermediates is ton, table tennis, squash, swim- September: 27th, Girls’ bowl- School/French School hosts; 22nd, Ahmed Al Shawoosh, Abdulla
the kingdom are participat- for those aged under 15 as of ming and water polo. ing tournament; 28th, Boys’ bowling Boys’ and girls’ volleyball seasons Alamiri, Ali Khamis, Bader
ing in this year’s league. September 1, while the senior tournament. begin; 24th, Boys’ squash; 25th, Abdulrahim and Hussain
They include Ibn Khuldoon level is limited to those who Development October: 2nd, Boys’ football sea- Girls’ squash. Mubarak
National School, Al Bayan are on the school roll and are The league believes in son and girls’ basketball season February: 20th, 3km run Bahrain The Bahrain delegation was
School, Bahrain School, St not involved in the intermedi- the development of students begin; 12th, 3-kilometre run Bahrain School/French School hosts. headed by national teams direc-
Christopher’s School, Al ate category. through athletic endeavours. It School/French School hosts; 18th, March: 4th, Boys’ and girls’ vol- tor Saud Al Ghenaim who said
Raja School, British School, All athletes must be studying aims to create, promote and Girls’ badminton; 19th, Boys’ bad- leyball seasons end; 11th, Boys’ the team had a decent train-
Modern Knowledge Schools full time at the schools they are foster cooperation amongst its minton; 25th, Girls’ table tennis; basketball season and girls’ foot- ing programme in Bahrain for
Bahrain, Shaikha Hessa Girls’ representing. member schools. 26th, Boys’ table tennis; 29th, ball season start; 17th, Athletics at over a month and the athletes
School and French School. Today’s girls’ bowling tour- It also seeks to promote and Marathon relay. Bahrain School; 31st, Boys’ tennis. were hoping to achieve a cer-
The league features three nament will be followed by sponsor activities and athlet- November: 10th, 3km run May: 6th, Boys’ basketball tain level of success in the
levels of competition for both one for boys tomorrow. ics events, and to serve as Bahrain School/French School season and girls’ football season competition.
boys and girls. These levels Competition will then con- an extension of each mem- hosts; 21st, 3km run Bahrain end; 10th, Juniors’ handball; 13th; The Bahrain team is made up
include juniors, intermediates tinue all the way until May ber school’s programme to School/French School hosts. Swimming Gala; 22nd, Water Polo. primarily of youngsters.