Abu Dhabi-UAE: April 16, 2017 - Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of the Emirate's commercial and community ports as well as Khalifa Industrial Zone, announced the kick off of their annual Stakeholders & Partners Football Tournament 2017. The tournament, which is the second to take place, has become known to attract highly competitive teams from different partners and stakeholders of the ports.
The tournament, held on the grounds of Zayed Port, will take place from April 10th to May 2nd and includes teams from Abu Dhabi Terminals, The General Authority for the Security of Ports Borders and Free Zones, Critical Infrastructure and Coastal Protection Authority (CICPA), Abu Dhabi Ports, The General Directorate of Civil Defence Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi Sports Council, ADNOC, Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority, Abu Dhabi Customs and Abu Dhabi Airports.
Commenting on the launch of the tournament and taking the ceremonial first kick, Captain Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi, CEO of Abu Dhabi Ports, stressed the dedication and commitment of Abu Dhabi Ports to engage its partners and stakeholders on multiple competitive levels, including sports, playing an active role in highlighting that involvement.
“Last year’s event was a great success. We were happy to witness unprecedented participation and attendance throughout the three week period of the tournament, during which I am sure we will see some commendable skills and camaraderie. That success has motivated us to hold the tournament on annual basis from now on, and we will be seeing more versions of the tournament in the future. Such group activities foster a feeling of happiness and strengthen the bond we cherish with all our partners and stakeholders. We invite everyone to come and cheer for their team.”
Teams are divided into three groups and play each other. The first group consists of Abu Dhabi Terminals, The General Authority for the Security of Ports, Borders and Free Zones, Critical Infrastructure and Coastal Protection Authority (CICPA), and Abu Dhabi Ports B. The second group includes The General Directorate of Civil Defence Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi Sports Council, ADNOC A, and Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority. The third group will have Abu Dhabi Customs, Abu Dhabi Ports A, Abu Dhabi Airports, and ADNOC B.