KUWAIT: Zain, the leading digital service provider in Kuwait, announced its Official Sponsorship of the FINA World Men’s Junior (U20s) Water Polo Championships 2019. The tournament, hosted by the State of Kuwait, is organized by the Kuwait Swimming Association and the Public Authority for Sport under official supervision from the International Swimming Federation (FINA). The event takes place from 12-20 December at Sheikh Nasser Al Mohammad Olympic Swimming Pools Complex at Al Naser Sports Club under the patronage of Speaker of the Kuwaiti National Assembly Marzouq Al Ghanim.
During the press conference, Zain Kuwait’s Chief Corporate Communications and Relations Officer Waleed Al Khashti said: “Zain strongly believes in the important role played by the private sector in developing the youth and sports sectors in Kuwait. We make this concept a reality by sponsoring and supporting various major sporting events in Kuwait, including this international tournament, as well as sponsoring and encouraging many Kuwaiti athletes who represent Kuwait in local, regional, and international arenas”.
Al Khashti continued: “Zain offers free 5G Internet coverage at Sheikh Nasser Al Mohammad Olympic Swimming Pools Complex throughout the championship. The high-speed connection is used by the young participants, their parents and families, the official delegations, organizing committees, as well as the attending crowds. We were keen on offering our latest and most advanced services to serve Kuwait’s guests and contribute to making this international event a success, reflecting Kuwait’s leading position in the international sport scene”.
Al Khashti further explained that Zain’s support to the tournament comes in line with its keenness on encouraging the various efforts that contribute to developing the Kuwaiti youth and sports sectors. The company puts the support of Kuwaiti sports at the forefront of its priorities under the umbrella of its Corporate Sustainability and Social Responsibility strategy. Zain’s support of Kuwaiti champions, many of whom are aquatics athletes, results in many achievements that the company is proud of one year after another.
The State of Kuwait hosts the FINA World Men’s Junior (U20s) Water Polo Championships 2019, organized by the Kuwait Swimming Association and the Public Authority for Sport under official supervision from the International Swimming Federation (FINA). The tournament features 830 players and administrators, as well as 280 delegates and players’ parents. Each day witnesses 8 to 10 matches.
This year, the tournament features 20 teams: Kuwait, Serbia, Croatia, Montenegro, Hungary, Spain, Italy, Greece, Russia, Canada, United States of America, Brazil, Australia, New Zealand, Egypt, South Africa, Japan, China, Iran, and Uzbekistan.