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					                  Email: gdnsport@batelco.com.bh                                                BAHRAIN SPORT                                                       Gulf Daily News Tuesday, 27th September 2011         37


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




Facilities ready
                          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
                                                                                                                                                                                             Town.
                                                                                                                                                                                               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
                                                                                                                                                                                             October 13.
                                                                                                                                                                                               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
                                                                                                                                                                                               squad claim
Games is nearly complete,
the General Organisation
                                                                                                                                                                                                two bronze
                                                                                                                                                                                                    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.

				
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