Du-ing what it takes

Vic­tory for tele­coms com­pany in first Cor­po­rate Sports Cham­pi­onship

Sport360 - - News Corporate Sports Championship Dubai - By Nick Watkins @nick­watkins_ ✉ nick­[email protected]

After two thrilling days of com­pe­ti­tion du were crowned the cham­pi­ons of the in­au­gu­ral Cor­po­rate Sports Cham­pi­onship Dubai, held in col­lab­o­ra­tion with the Dubai Sports Coun­cil and in aid of Friends of Can­cer Pa­tients.

The Emi­rates in­te­grated tele­coms com­pany fought off a fierce chal­lenge from Dubai Is­lamic Bank on the sec­ond day of the event, which was played at the state-ofthe-art Swiss In­ter­na­tional Sci­en­tific School, for a well-de­served vic­tory as the best per­form­ing com­pany over the cham­pi­onship.

In an in­cred­i­bly close con­test for the over­all Cham­pi­onship ti­tle a tight mar­gin sep­a­rated DuMark­ing bai Is­lamic Bank in sec­ond place and Saudi Ger­man Hospi­tal UAE in third po­si­tion.

Dubai Is­lamic Bank claimed the award for the best team with un­der 20 par­tic­i­pants, while du took home the Ex­cel­lence Award for the team with the most em­ploy­ees across all the sports. Bos­ton Con­sult­ing Group claimed the Team Dis­ci­pline Award for sports­man­ship.

du won the grand prize of a Cor­po­rate Well­ness Pro­gram worth Dh150,000 that will be de­liv­ered by the Cor­po­rate Sports, while over­all cash and prizes for the Cham­pi­onship ex­ceeded Dh300,000.

Ap­pro­pri­ately launched in the Year of Tol­er­ance, the Cor­po­rate Sports Cham­pi­onship Dubai wel­comed par­tic­i­pants from over 50 na­tion­al­i­ties – em­pha­sis­ing the di­ver­sity of Dubai’s cul­ture – with rang­ing from 21 right through to over 60. In to­tal 16 In­dus­tries were rep­re­sented.

“The key ob­jec­tives of the Cor­po­rate Sports Cham­pi­onship are to bring Well­ness into the Work­place, pro­mote Healthy Work/Life Bal­ance and fa­cil­i­tate friendly com­pe­ti­tion all as part of the Ul­ti­mate Sports Day Ex­pe­ri­ence,” said CEO and Founder of Cor­po­rate Sports, Mr. Mo­hammed Husary.

“Three ideas en­cap­su­late what the Cor­po­rate Sports Cham­pi­onship Dubai is all about: Well­ness, En­gage­ment and Net­work­ing. We also would like to give our bound­less thanks to Dubai Sports Coun­cil who have been with us ev­ery step of the way on our jour­ney,” he added.

Cor­po­rate Sports as­sists re­gion­ally based com­pa­nies to set-up, or­gan­ise, and man­age sports func­tions and well­ness pro­grams that pro­mote em­ployee en­gage­ment and work-life bal­ance, healthy liv­ing, and, ul­ti­mately, boost cor­po­rate per­for­mance and profit.

Team­work makes the dream work: du are crowned win­ners of the Cor­po­rate Sports Cham­pi­onship Dubai 2019.

Go­ing up high: Bas­ket­ball.

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