National Beverage Company Coca-Cola/Cappy renews its sponsorship of the Female’s Fencing Team at Al-Bireh Cultural Club for the 3rd Year in a Row
Ramallah- The National Beverage Company Coca-Cola/Cappy (NBC) renewed its sponsorship of the Female’s Fencing Team of Al-Bireh Cultural Club for the third consecutive year. The agreement includes provision of the apparel with Cappy logo, in addition to the sports tools and supplies of the team. Further, NBC will contribute in the areas of technical support required to promote the team and enhance its competence.
The agreement was signed at NBC’s Headquarters at Beitunia by Zahi Khouri, Chairman of the Board of Directors of NBC, and Dawood Metwaly, President of Al-Bireh Cultural Club and President of the West Asian Fencing Federation, in the presence of Mr. Imad al-Hindi, General Manager of NBC, Alaa Esawi, Technical Department Coordinator, and Zalina Hamayel, Ayman Sobaih, and Mahmoud Taha, members of the Administrative Staff of Al-Bireh Cultural Club, and the players Dina Fares and Aseel Khatab.
Mr. Zahi Khouri said that NBC is proud for renewing the sponsorship of the Women’s Fencing Team which attained consecutive achievements on the local and regional levels. He added that the women sport has become capable of establishing its merit year after year, and adding further excellence, brilliance, and success to the Palestinian sports.
“NBC continues reinforcing the sports sector with all of its categories, especially the junior girls and boys, out of its commitment to its responsibility toward the society and the growing sports talents. We wish that the fencing girls attain high ranks on the Arab and global levels”, added Mr. Khouri.
On his part, Mr. Imad al-Hindi said that NBC is very attentive to reinforce and improve the women’s teams. He added that although the women’s teams are still new in Palestine yet, like the Palestinian women in all circles, they established their ability to compete, challenge, and achieve honourable results.
Mr. Imad al-Hindi commended the management of Al-Bireh Cultural Club for following up on the junior girls, especially in the self-defence sports. He called upon the sport federations to present extra care and support to the men’s and female’s fencing sport to enable the talents to overcome the financial, technical, and training obstacles which may undermine their ambitions.
Dawood Metwaly emphasized that Al-Bireh Cultural Club’s Management is grateful for NBC and its services to the society and he valued its ongoing support to the Club which was a significant motive for the female’s fencing team to continue and progress. He noted that the female’s fencing team comprises of 40 players in the age group 9-20 years and some of them are members of the national fencing team.
The junior players contribute in training the youth fencers in the Club. Metwaly pointed out that the female fencers won many medals in the local, Arab, and Asian championships, the latest of which was the Arab Fencing Championship held in Jordan in 2016 and 2017. They also took part in 2 international camps in Ukraine and Jordan and they are scheduled to take part in the West Asian Fencing Championship in Kuwait next year.