By Sports Reporter/Doha
Aspire Academy signed a sponsorship agreement with the Qatar Weightlifting and Fencing Federation yesterday to become the official technical and logistical sponsor of the 2017 Qatar Fencing Grand Prix championship, a three-day event that kicks off today in the Academy. Some of the world’s best fencers and Aspire Academy’s promising fencing students will be among those taking part at the event.
The agreement was signed between Aspire Academy deputy director general Ali Salem Afifa, on behalf of Ivan Bravo, the director general, and Qatar Weightlifting and Fencing Federation secretary general Khalid Issa al-Hamadi. Director of Education and Student Affairs, Badr al-Hay, along with the CEO of the Qatar Weightlifting and Fencing Federation and the chairman of the Grand Prix championship, Abdullah Ali al-Ghanim also attended.
Speaking on the side-lines of the signing ceremony, Ali Salem Afifa expressed the Academy’s preparedness to host the three-day event in collaboration with the Qatar Weightlifting and Fencing Federation, and said, “This sponsorship agreement builds on our existing partnership with the Qatar Weightlifting and Fencing Federation and other various Qatari sporting federations. This is an important sporting event for Qatar and it gives our fencing athletes in Aspire Academy and other local clubs a chance to compete on an international level against professional athletes, including some of the world’s highest ranked players.”
Meanwhile, Khalid Issa al-Hamadi, also a former Qatari fencer, said, “We’d like to extend our thanks to Aspire Academy for extending its support for the Qatar Fencing Grand Prix, which is now in its 15th year. It is fantastic that the Academy is committed to supporting so many important sporting competitions in Qatar. We chose to organise the competition in Aspire Academy due to its great facilities and acclaimed local and international standing as a sporting organisation. This stands only to boost the event’s reputation, both locally and internationally.”
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