National Beverage Company Coca-Cola/Cappy prepares for the launch of Copa Coca-Cola tournament for junior teams on the 24th of this month current The Youth Team of Nablus Directorate wins the Football Quintets Championship

Ramallah – Al-Hayat Sports - The National Beverage Company Coca-Cola /Cappy (NBC) was preparing for the launch of the Copa Coca-Cola Youth Championship at the level of the West Bank, with the participation of 80 teams from the age group ranging from 12-15 years old, after the conclusion of the current tournament organized by the Ministry of Education and Higher Education in cooperation with the NBC for the seventh consecutive year.

NBC announced the completion of preparations for the Copa Coca-Cola Youth Championship for local teams at the level of the West Bank, to be launched in April 24th. The championship will be organized in the Gaza Strip during the summer of 2015.  

Mr. Imad al-Hindi, General Manager of the National Beverage Company Coca-Cola/Cappy, explained that the winning juniors’ team at the community level will compete with the winning team in the Football Quintets Tournament for the Education Directorates in a final match at the level of Palestine. 

The winner team will qualify to represent Palestine in the Copa Coca-Cola Global, which will be organized in Germany during the current year.  At the level, the Football Quintets League for young males at the government school level, which was organized in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, was concluded recently in the city of Hebron when the Nablus Education Directorate Team came out the winner in the match with the Ramallah Education Directorate Team. Thus, the Nablus Education Directorate Team qualified to be the representative of the Education Directorates for the junior male category to the final match of the Copa Coca-Cola at the level of Palestine.  On the other hand, the final of the Football Quintets for junior females at level Education Directorates will be held next week.

Mr. al-Hindi confirmed that "NBC aims to contribute to the opening of horizons of creativity and excellence for junior youth, as the Copa Coca-Cola constitutes a golden opportunity to build a generation of athletes capable to compete in the World Championships.  

 In this contest, we have dedicated a championship that embraces young talents under the umbrella of Copa Coca-Cola, as part of NBC’s endeavor to provide an opportunity for those Clubs to demonstrate their talents and refine their skills to compete at the world level, and to provide a platform for the participating groups to experience professional sports through their participation in the Berlin tournament and show the Palestinian talents there." Mr. al-Hindi added that "NBC is seeking through its support for this competition to encourage young men and women to follow a healthy and vibrant lifestyle, and to contribute to instill the values of sporting spirit of competition."

Mr. al-Hindi expressed his pride with the significant response seen in registration for the Copa Coca-Cola by the Youth in the various governorates. 

He said: "As soon as the opening of registration was announced, we were surprised by the great demand by local teams of young people from all the provinces of the West Bank to participate in the tournament.  So, the Company has worked to increase the number of teams competing in the tournament from 64 teams to 80 teams, which were distributed to the provinces of the West Bank, include 32 teams from the provinces of Northern West Bank, and 32 teams from the provinces of the Central West Bank, and 16 teams from the South West provinces.   What surprised us more was the passion of the participating teams to practice this sport, which is why we have been motivated to launch the events of Copa Coca-Cola on 24th of April. We look forward to exploring amazing football talents, and to seeing the skills of future champions being refined in front of our eyes."