posted on 19/09/2012: 559 views
More than 2,500 amateur athletes are expected to showcase their talents at the Abu Dhabi Corporate Games 2012 from November 21-24 and you have until October 31 to register your interest and join them.
Some of the leading UAE and international companies have already entered their teams for the first corporate-based, multi-sport event, to be held exclusively in the UAE capital.
Offering a choice of 17 popular sports including, football, cricket, touch rugby, shooting, tennis, karting, and basketball, teams are mainly made up from employees of local and international businesses and organisations, as well as UAE schools and university students.
For the first time in a UAE-based Corporate Games there will also be a separate ladies event that will run concurrently to the main competition.
The event's base will be Zayed Sports City but other venues hosting the sporting festivities include Saadiyat Beach Golf Club and Al Forsan International Sports Resort.
If you want to run out at any of these prestigious facilities, the deadline for registration of names and organisations has been set for October 31 2012.
Responding to the high levels of interest and increasing number of organisations that continue to sign up for the inaugural Abu Dhabi Corporate Games, CEO Fanny Marcourt, said: "For the first event of its kind in the UAE capital, we couldn't be happier with the response and commitment we have received from companies and organisations, so far.
"Of course, we continue to receive new applications, by the day, and so expect many more to join this growing list of participating companies, and invite others to sign-up before the registration deadline day.”
Having entered a team, a spokesperson from the Spinney's supermarket chain said: "We are really looking forward to entering our team into the Abu Dhabi Corporate Games, and have even allocated a ‘selection weekend', for the entire company, in order to identify the best team to compete.”
Current figures suggest that close to 3,000 individuals will take part in the four-day sports festival, with the size of competing teams ranging from just two participants to over 150.
According to the organisers, these variances epitomise the "open to all” ethos of the Abu Dhabi Corporate Games 2012. No restrictions are applied on the age, gender, disability, or overall skill level of the participants; equally, the size of the company or organisation looking to take part can, and does, range from small to medium-sized businesses up to multi-national level companies.
Some of the organisations already committed to the event include: GHC, Abu Dhabi Ports Company, Spinney's, Abu Dhabi Airport Services, Zayed University, and Al Fahim Group.
So whether you are a big corporation or a small to medium business looking to give their employees a fun weekend, get involved.
What: Abu Dhabi Corporate Games 2012, registration deadline
Where: To enter your team go to www.corporate-games.com
When: The deadline for registration is October 31
Cost: Dh495 per entrant. – The Gulf Today
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