The Ministry of Environment and Climate Change concluded its first Ramadan championship yesterday with two matches to determine the first and second places, as well as the third and fourth places. The matches took place at Aspire Sports Complex, in the presence of His Excellency Sheikh Dr. Faleh bin Nasser Al Thani, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, a significant number of ministry officials and staff, and a large gathering of supporters.
The Public Relations and Communications Department team secured the first place, defeating the Finance Affairs Department team with a score of four goals to two. The Land Protection Department team won third place after defeating the Chemical Protection Department team with a score of two goals to one.
His Excellency Sheikh Dr. Faleh bin Nasser Al Thani, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, honored the winning teams during the ceremony. He awarded the first-place trophy to the Public Relations and Communications Department team, the second-place trophy to the Finance Affairs Department team, and the third-place trophy to the Land Protection Department team. He also presented awards to the tournament’s top scorers, best goalkeeper, best player, and the referees who officiated the final matches.
In this context, Mr. Abdulhadi Nasser Al Marri, the Assistant Undersecretary for Environmental Affairs, stated that the Ramadan championship represents an opportunity for the ministry’s participants to promote sports values and culture. He emphasized that it holds symbolic significance on its own and serves as a social occasion that contributes to enhancing connections and familiarity among the ministry’s employees, especially with the participation of families and children of the ministry’s workers. Mr. Al Marri highlighted how the championship helps bridge the gap between sports and environmental work, as sports are an outcome of environmental conservation. He pointed out that a clean and healthy environment results in high physical fitness and overall well-being for everyone. He praised the excellent organization of the championship and the outstanding level displayed by the participating teams, comprised of ministry staff, extending his gratitude to the Public Relations Department for their efforts in organizing the tournament in a manner befitting the Ministry of Environment.
On his part, Mr. Farhoud Al Hajri, the Director of the winning Public Relations Department and the supervisor of the championship organization, expressed his delight at the successful outcome of the Ministry of Environment’s first Ramadan championship, highlighting its exceptional organization and the players’ commitment to outstanding sportsmanship. He noted that the championship created a wonderful atmosphere during the holy month, with extensive participation from ministry staff, either by playing in their respective department teams or by attending and cheering with their families. Al Hajri mentioned that the football championship is an extension of the country’s vision to preserve sports as one of its pillars in human development and in promoting the general health of the ministry’s workforce. He affirmed that the Public Relations Department exerted significant effort in organizing the event and received substantial cooperation from all departments and entities within the ministry, resulting in the remarkable success of the first championship.
In the same context, Mr. Faisal Abdullah Al Dossari, the Director of the Financial and Administrative Affairs Department at the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change, expressed his satisfaction with the excellent level of the ministry’s first Ramadan football championship. He highlighted the performance of the team, comprised of staff from the department, who displayed remarkable skills throughout all the matches. This reflects the high fitness level of the ministry’s employees. Mr. Al Dossari emphasized that the championship created a wonderful atmosphere during the holy month, both in terms of organizing the matches and in the support provided by other employees for their colleagues during the games. He pointed out that the blessed month of Ramadan is a time for work and contribution. He also mentioned that sports and the environment are two sides of the same coin; a clean and healthy environment corresponds to good overall health and high physical fitness.
Throughout the holy month of Ramadan, a total of 6 teams representing the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change participated in the championship. The tournament witnessed strong competition among the ministry’s employees, who formed the participating teams.
The Environmental Assessment and Permits Management Department team received the Environmentally Friendly Team award. The tournament’s top scorer award was won by player Mohammed Hatem Al Raisoun from the Finance Affairs Department team, who scored ten goals during the championship. Player Mohannad Ali was awarded the Best Player of the Tournament, and goalkeeper Nabeel Naaman received the Best Goalkeeper award.