Sport360 - 10/12/2018 9:58:46 AM - GMT (+2 )
Since 2012 the UAE Corporate Games has been bringing people together using sport to build morale, fitness, and business relationships. The Corporate Games allows companies to support their employees’ pursuit of a healthier and more active lifestyle. The 2018 edition is bigger than ever with 19 sports and over 2,500 participants from over 100 companies taking part.
Dr. Maureen Johnston, the Founder of the World Masters Games came up with the idea of the World Corporate Games back in 1985. The first Corporate Games event was held in San Francisco in 1988 and the Corporate Games Organisation was born, a company dedicated to bringing global sport competition within the reach of everyone.
There was a gap in the Abu Dhabi marketplace for a mass-participation sporting event that would engage the business community. Now in it’s fifth year the UAE Corporate Games, Abu Dhabi Edition is a 2-day multi-sport festival, which has grown bigger than ever.
Game on: The UAE Corporate Games returns this year
The games are separated into men’s, women’s and mixed events with football, cricket tennis, squash, badminton, netball, dodgeball and touch rugby just some of the sports available. The games will be taking place at four venues across Abu Dhabi – the Al Forsan Sports Resort, Paris Sorbonne, Zayed Cricket stadium and Yas Links Golf Club.
The primary objective is to bring people of all ages, religions, employment level, social status, and level of sport skill from all sectors (corporate, government, not-for-profit, educational etc.) to unite through sport, improve fitness, build rapport among colleagues, instill respect and understanding among cultures and facilitate new business relationships. As well as the sports, there are other events within the festival including the opening ceremony, medal presentations, after party, as well as a busy Games Village with ongoing entertainment for participants and the public all weekend long.
Teams must register their players, and the events they wish to take part in before 15thOctober. For more information visit www.corporate-games.net
What:UAE Corporate Games 2018
Where:Abu Dhabi – 4 venues
When:9-10 November 2018