Qatalum Celebrates Fourth National Sports Day

The annual event involves employees in the Qatalum Sports League, aligned with the National Sports Day, the opportunity to improve their physical wellbeing through sports tournaments over next two months.

​Qatalum participated in the celebration of Qatar’s Annual National Sports Day for the fourth straight year, in line with the National initiative launched by his highness Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani, aimed at increasing physical fitness among residents and encouraging participation in collective sporting activities.
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This year’s opening activities of the company’s Sports day now rebranded as Qatalum Sports League, was inaugurated at the Qatalum Construction Village on Tuesday 10 Feb 2015.

Qatalum’s management team organised technical and administrative employee involvement ensuring that all divisions’ participate in this annual event. The League includes team based tournaments in basketball, cricket, badminton, golf, tennis, football, rugby and a fun run for National Sports Day.

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The Qatar National Sports Day encourages the enjoyment, awareness and importance of physical activity enhancing company values such as teamwork within the organisation.

Qatalum’s participation is part of its endeavour to support the Qatar National Vision 2030, relying on the diversity of its resources, providing competitive products to the international market, supporting “Qatarisation” by recruiting locals and university graduates. Additionally to the provision of training to the National employees, Qatalum also provides support to the various efforts that contribute to the upkeep of the environment and maintains a high commitment towards social responsibility.

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The fourth instalment of the Sports Day follows the launch in September 2014 of Qatalum’s Physical Fitness Campaign, with the opening ceremony held at the QAPCO Club in Mesaieed Industrial City. That informational and tournament based campaign is built on the management’s belief in the various benefits towards productivity of physical activity and psychological wellbeing.

Spearheaded by the HSE Department and supported by Qatalum’s Communication Department this second instalment of the Physical Campaign, now rebranded as the Qatalum Sports League follows in the successful footsteps of the 2014 initiative. In April when the tournaments end, winners will be presented with awards for their efforts.

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Qatalum CEO Tom Petter Johansen said, “This is the fourth time that we at Qatalum have organised a sports day, based on our belief that a healthy body and health mind go together. We see this is a National obligation, as well as an opportunity to give something back to our dedicated employees in the form of a long lived sports and competition with prizes”.

Qatalum’s Deputy CEO, Mr. Khalid Laram added that the team extended its thanks to all the organizing team, and commended the team spirit among employees, emphasizing that supporting the social pillars of the National Vision is a key part of Qatalum’s CSR agenda.

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