The British Academy of Sport (BAS) in association with the Embassy of Romania organized the Third Kuwait International Volleyball Tournament for the Independence Cup at The British School of Kuwait (BSK) campus on 25 March. In attendance were most of the ambassadors from various embassies, different nationalities who cheered for their country’s teams and other sport lovers.
The community event bought together different nationalities residing in Kuwait with the aim to foster cordial feelings and unite people with a common love for volleyball. The entire event was very family-oriented with mascots interacting with the children, and delicious food on sale. This year for the first time 14 teams representing their embassies and countries participated in the tournament: Australia, Bulgaria, Egypt, France, Great Britain, India, Iran, Kuwait, Lebanon, Palestine, Philippines, Romania, Tunisia and USA.
Strong teams and good matches provided action-packed entertainment to onlookers who were engaged by the exemplary display of sportsmanship. Teams from Egypt paired against Philippines and Kuwait squared off against Tunisia in the semifinals. Finally after a nail-biting finish, Tunisia emerged the winners of the Independence Cup for the second year after winning 4 matches.
Founder and Director of BSK Madame Vera Al Mutawa, Romanian Ambassador to Kuwait H.E. Vasile Sofineti, BSK Director of Media Kefah Al Mutawa and The Director of British Academy of Sport Lucian Anisia presented the awards to the winners onstage and the Independence Cup to the Tunisian Team amidst applause.
The event was sponsored by: Sports Direct, Pro Sports, High Sierra, Ashraf& Co Ltd, Nikon and Jarallah German Specialized Clinic. After this successful tournament, BAS is planning to organize next year both Volleyball Tournaments for ladies and men in February 2017, where the embassies from Kuwait will be invited to register their teams.
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