Dubai Municipality Team has won the title of the football competition of the 5th edition of the “Labor Sports Tournament”, the biggest of its kind, which is organized by Dubai Sports Council (DSC) in collaboration with the Permanent Committee of Labor Affairs in Dubai & Dubai Police, and under title “Their Happiness is Our Goal”.
Participants in the 5th edition of the Tournament, which will continue up to 13th March 2024, compete in 11 sports competitions; these are: basketball, football, running, arm wrestling, badminton, volleyball, swimming, tug of war, yoga, cricket & kabaddi.
The football competition was held at DUTCO's courts in Jebel Ali with participation of 689 players of various ages & multi-nationalities, represented 47 teams from 47 companies. The event was attended by huge numbers of fans.
Dubai Municipality Team won 1st place in the football competition of the Tournament, followed by the Dry Docks World in the 2nd place & then Farnek Co. in the 3rd place. Walid from Dubai Municipality was honored as the best player, while Thomas Anthony of Farnek Co. gained the emerging player's award and Amido was awarded as the best goalkeeper in the competition.
Winners of the first three places besides winners of the individual titles in the football competition were honored cups & medals by Mr. Abdulla Shukri, the Secretary General of the Permanent Committee of Labor Affairs in Dubai, and DSC's representative. Valuable prizes were also awarded to winning fans in sub-competitions, held on the sideline of the competition.
The various competitions of the Tournament continue throughout the upcoming weeks. In this regard, the running competition will be held on Sunday 29th Oct. at Muhaisna 4, while the cricket competition will take place next Nov. at the courts of Dubai Holding in Jebel Ali.
The Tournament is taking place at 10 different locations; these are: Jebel Ali, Al-Quoz, Al-Jeddaf, DP World, DUTCO, Dulsco, ENOC Residential Complex, Qusais, Muhaisna 4 and Al-Ghurair Residential Complex.
DSC organizes the Labor Sports Tournament to give laborers unique opportunity to exercise favorite sports, spend entertaining times in useful activities, break the daily routine of work, cement social ties with counterparts in other entities & improve level of physical fitness. It also brings joy for laborers and helps them to increase productivity. The Tournament meets DSC's strategy to create a distinctive & happy sports society.
It is worth-mentioning that DSC has launched sports initiatives for laborers since 2010, under title “The First Labor Sports Festival”, with participation of thousands of laborers of various ages & multi-nationalities.