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After the approval of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council of Dubai, and in implementation of the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, the decision to return work to the Dubai government by 50% as of From Sunday, May 31, 2020, the Dubai Club of People of Determination is preparing for a gradual return to work. In cooperation with the Dubai Health Authority, new Corona Virus tests have started to ensure the safety of the employees and club members who will return to their sporting activities during the next two weeks .. His Excellency Thani Jumaa Berregad, The Chairman of the Dubai Club for people of determination said that the UAE is keen on treating the new Corona virus and he expressed his happiness to make tests that come on the best health and precautionary standards, He hoping to return to the normal life and get rid of this pandemic sooner rather than later. It is also His Excellency Majid Al-Usaimi, the club’s executive director, that more than 200 people from the club’s members and employees benefit from these tests and the elite players who conducted their exams last Thursday, and then the club staff who will return to work after the decision 50% next Sunday and by 100% after two weeks, He expressed his thanks and appreciation to the Dubai Health Authority for their cooperation and speedy performance to ensure the preservation of public health, and for the sake of protecting, safety and protection of society, hoping that God blesses the UAE and its rulers, people and residents with health and long-term health .. Mr. Yahia Kabani, the medical director of the club, supervised the conduct of the examinations, who provided the necessary preventive instructions for the return of members by strengthening precautionary measures to protect from the virus by continually sterilizing all club facilities and estimating the presence of members to avoid overcrowding and wearing gloves. The club will continuously provide masks, gloves and sterilizers to its members to ensure their safety and protect them from the virus.
Dubai Club for People of Determination launched its activities remotely during the precautionary measures that include sports exercises by communicating between the technical team with the players from their homes and various community activities at the same level that was held before these precautionary measures while Ramadan activities will be launched during the holy month from a distance according to the approved approach.
Fawzia al-Balushi, the head of the cultural & social activities department, explained that Microsoft Teams accounts were created for people of determination according to the technical programs and systems in order to activate the various activities remotely and communicate with this segment dear to our hearts in how they use these programs until this stage achieves all the desired goals and no less than the level before Precautionary measures to activate all societal and cultural activities.
She pointed out that, despite the challenges that we faced, and that are people of determination to use these technologies, we have succeeded in providing the required programs in the cultural aspect, memorizing the Holy Qur’an, music, theatrical performances, handcrafts works, and quotas for all disabilities, which are suitable for each owner to achieve the goal at all levels.
She revealed that the club's IT department created more than 400 "e-mails" for all club members so that this stage would achieve the desired success according to the program and communicate with everyone remotely.
Al-Baloushi concluded her speech by stressing that the Ramadan activity of the club during the month of Ramadan will be at the same level as the previous one, reaching the desired goals.
Dubai Club for People of Determination announced the launching of activities of the summer activity virtually through the Microsoft Teams and Zoom platform in order to preserve the safety of the participating members, and the activity comes under the slogan: “To the summit, people of determination”, during the period from 5 to 23 July, with the participation of approximately 170 members of the club.
Sports, cultural, recreational and educational activities will be distinguished this year that will serve all aspects of creativity and innovation among the participants. And work to enhance the spirit of loyalty, patriotism, giving, and the spirit of challenge they have to achieve excellence and success, in addition to providing various programs between entertainment, pleasure and scientific benefit, through the activities that will be implemented and work to train people of determination to bear responsibility and voluntary social participation.
Activities include training courses, art, awareness workshops, educational plays, learning to cook, the manufacture of perfumes, various scientific experiences, storytelling, Holy Quran memorization, drawing, taekwondo and fitness and many competitions.
Also, this year, given the current conditions, virtual flights were added, which came at the request of the people of determination themselves. The trips are divided into foreign countries such as Norway, Sri Lanka, the Arctic and Taj Mahal - India and the pilgrimage.
And domestic such as Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Louvre Museum, Dubai Frame, Shandagha Museum and Union Museum.
Mrs. Fawzia Al-Balushi expressed her complete readiness to start the summer activity, which is distinguished by the display method, culminating in the creativity of activities and events that will be enjoyed by people of determination, hoping that the activity will reach its aims and culminate in the benefit and enjoyment of the club members.
It is worth noting that the activities serve all the physical, intellectual, hearing and visual impairments of males and females.
The board of directors of Dubai Club for People of Determination, during its meeting held yesterday, through the virtual communication headed by the Thani Jumaa Berregad, was briefed on the selection of international federations for the Fazza Championships for the launching of the calendar of championships of "People of Determination" for the year 2021, which will be held next January with the support of the Dubai Sports Council, which confirms the status UAE and Dubai in the global map.
The club sent a graphic thank-you message to our first line of defense in the name of "People of Determination" as a tribute to their great efforts in fighting the Corona virus and working to reduce it with great sacrifices in order to preserve the health of all.
The Sport Council agreed to establish a specialized office for the Fazza Championships to develop special programs for all competitions and communicate with external parties to achieve the desired goals for which this important global event was held.
Majid Al-Usaimi, the club’s executive director, explained that the council decided to continue the retreat of future championships, challenging, opportunities and ambition, and forming teams for brainstorming, especially as they include many axes of development, techniques, marketing and media in order to reach strategies for future championships that are in the interest of this active segment of society, especially that the right rule is the basis for the success of any business.
Al-Usaimi indicated that the meeting also reviewed the hosting of the World Championship of Archery Dubai 2021 and the summer activity program of the club, which started on the fifth of July and continues until the twenty-third of it under the slogan "To the summits, people of determination with the participation of 164 from two genders during the first week through video communication technology was done Divide them into 13 teams of various disabilities.
He said: The summer activity includes 195 programs and training workshops, 45 volunteers, which includes 7 virtual trips, 5 cinematic shows, 22 manual and technical skills programs and training courses in cooperation with Dubai Sports Council, Dubai Municipality, Dubai Police, Department of Islamic Affairs, Dubai Tourism, Museum of the Union, Mai Dubai, International institutions for trade London, Bath and Body Works Emirates and Sharjah museums.
He added: The meeting also reviewed the financial report during the first half of 2020.
Dubai,10th Of October 2017
Dubai Club For People Of Determination has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Emirates Auction, the leading auction company in the field of managing and organizing public sales and electronic auctions in the Middle East. The aim behind this memorandum is to organize and arrange charity auctions for the club and train its members to handle the auctions professionally.
The Memorandum was signed at a press conference that took place at Dubai Club For People Of Determination’ office on (Monday). The goal is to support the “National Policy to empower People of determination” through developing cooperation between both sides as well as involving the company and club representatives in several sport activities in the community.
The MoU was signed by HE Mohammed Abdul Karim Julphar, Vice President of Dubai Club for People of Determination, HE Abdalla Matar Al Mannai, Chairman and Managing Director of the Emirates Auction, in the presence of HE Majid Al Usaimi , Executive Director at Dubai Club For People Of Determination; HE Omar Matar Al Mannai, Vice Chairman of Emirates Auction and many other officials from both sides.
HE Mohammed Abdul Karim Julphar, Vice President of Dubai Club for People of Determination stated, that the signing of the MoU between Dubai Club For People Of Determination and Emirates Auction is to activate the partnership between the various governmental, semi-governmental and private foundations as well as supporting the activities and programs for the people of determination in every opportunity that will inspire them to overcome obstacles. He also mentioned that this MoU is a step forward towards creating a barrier-free society that secures good life for the people of determination and their families as well as providing them with equal opportunities in the society
Julphar pointed out, that the agreement between both sides will increase the exchange of experiences and support the efforts of the club and company in the field of charity and serve the UAE community at various levels.
HE Abdalla Matar Al Mannai, praised the role of Dubai Club For People Of Determination and its efforts in translating the wise vision of the UAE leadership in supporting the people of determination and enable them to accomplish achievements in various fields in the society as well as creating solutions to end the obstacles that prevents them to integrate with the society.
Al Mannai, pointed out that the Emirates Auction is keen on organizing public sales and electronic auctions to support the efforts of the Dubai Club for people of determination and its humanitarian, social events and activities. He also stated that the cooperation with the club is a part of emirates auctions duty towards the society including people of determination.
HE Majid Al Usaimi, stated that signing the MoU with Emirates Auction translates the club’s strategic plan to provide the largest number of sports that suit the abilities of its members and qualify them to participate in local and international sports activities as well as involve them in various programmes and training courses.
It's important to mention that the Dubai Club For The Disabled changed its name officially to Dubai Club For People Of Determination last April in line with the instructions of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. The club was founded in 1993, to prepare the people of determination to play their social and cultural rolls in the society as well as prepare them to integrate with the community.
DUBAI, 20th May 2017: Great Britain edged out Thailand 50-48 in a thrilling final of the 9th Fazza Wheelchair Basketball International Championship – Dubai 2017 held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Sports Council, at the Maktoum bin Mohammed Al Maktoum indoor hall at Al Ahli Club, Dubai on Thursday 18th May, to emerge champions for the first time.
Hosts UAE battled gamely against Japan who won the 3rd/4th place play-off 58-42 on the fifth and final of the tournament.
The seven-team competition was organized and supervised by the Dubai Club for People of Determination with the support of their strategic partners Dubai Sports Council, IWBF (International Wheelchair Basketball Federation), the General Authority for Youth and Sports Welfare (GAYSW) and the UAE Paralympic Committee.
The participating countries were South Africa, Japan, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, Great Britain and hosts UAE.
The awarding ceremony was attended by HE Thani Juma Berregad, Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the Fazza Wheelchair Basketball International Championship – Dubai 2017 and Ali Omar, Director of Sports Development at Dubai Sports Council and HE Majid Abdullah Al Usaimi, Director of Fazza Championships for the Disabled, who described the match between Great Britain and Thailand as the greatest final he has seen in nine years of Fazza Wheelchair Basketball International Championship.
The high-intensity clash between two quality sides lived upto its billing from the opening whistle keeping the large crowd on the edge of their seats till the final hooter was blown.
After an evenly contested first period which was tied 10-10, Britain surged ahead 26-20 at half time despite the efforts of the tournament leading sharp shooter Aekkasit Jumjarean who sunk five baskets in quick succession.
Thailand fought back in the third quarter through the skills of Athin Singdon and Kwanchai Pimkorn who sunk a three-pointer to edge out Britain 43-42 and set the stage for a thrilling finale.
After a ding-dong battle, Team GB nosed ahead 49-45 after a breakway effort Lee Fryer while Singdong missed with a couple of rebound efforts.
Jumjarean then turned the game on its head by sinking a three-point shot as Thailand trailed by just one point 48-49 with 15 seconds remaining on the clock.
Team GB skipper Gregg Warburton was successful with a free throw to give them a crucial 50-48 lead with 10 seconds to go.
There is many a slip between the cup and lip but tantalizingly Jumjarean’s long-range effort hit the rim of the hoop moments after which the final hooter went.
“This is my first time in Dubai in general and I absolutely loved the tournament. To end on a win was sensational. We were leading for a long time in the game. Towards the end, they had a really good run. We weathered it really well and managed to pull it back and hold for the win in the end,” said an elated Warburton who top scored with 19 points and was adjudged Player of the Tournament for brilliantly leading the side to their maiden triumph in Dubai. Ben Fox contributed 11 points.
“It is a perfect start for us. To come here and get a win against really strong opponents especially Thailand really gives us a kick start for the World Championships. We were really unlucky at the European Championships. We have really improved a lot since then. For me if this team doesn’t get a medal at the World Championships, I will be really disappointed,” said Warburton as they head out to Toronto, Canada for the World Under 23 Wheelchair Basketball Championships in a fortnight.
“The win was great but what was really important was havng a good game in the final. Last game was a really good challenge and that’s what we are going to expect at the world championships. It was absolutely brilliantly to have a team like Thailand come out and put us through our paces. It was a really tough win,” said Team GB coach Scott Wallace.
Great Britain got an unexpected bonus when Billy Bridge was appreciated for sharing his ‘success’ story in a social media campaign run by Dubai Club for People of Determination.
“I've been playing wheelchair basketball since I was 12. I’m going to be 22 this year. I talked about how wheelchair basketball changed my life basically. If I didn’t have wheelchair basketball, I don’t know what I would be doing. It took me off the streets and it gave me hope. It gave me friends. It taught me to go school. I’ve been all over the world. I get to travel to Dubai. This is my second time in Dubai. Dubai is such a beautiful place, such an amazing city. It was a fantastic tournament and I just had a great time,” said Bridge, who hopes to return with his girl friend Sophia on a holiday to Dubai next time.
“I live in Liverpool. I like all sports but only play wheelchair basketball. In September, I’m going to University to study politics. I’m looking forward to that,” said Bridge who feels they are ready to win a gold medal in Toronto after their final preparation in Dubai.
Jumjarean top scored with 19 points for Thailand for a tournament aggregate of 111 while Singdong (12) and Pimkorn (11) were the other contributors.
“We are looking forward to the Asean Games in October and Asia Oceanic Games which is qualification for the world championship. Normally this is off season in Thailand. Dubai tournament was a good experience for a young new players,” said Thailand coach Mohamed Riza.
UAE did not allow Japan to run away with the game closely marking their top sharpshooter Koki Maruyama who managed just four points. Takayoshi Iwai top scored for Japan with 14 points followed by Satoru Kumagai (10) and Ryuga Akaishi (11) as they swept to a 36-20 lead at half time with scores of 18-8 and 18-12 in the two periods. The third period was also closely contested with Japan edging out 14-8 while UAE bounced back to outscore their rivals in the final quarter 14-8.
Ibrahim Al Hammadi with his driving runs and skipper Mohammed Al Zarooni formed a deadly combination scoring 18 points apiece. Al Zarooni finished as the tournament’s second leading scorer with 70 points ahead of Japan’s Maruyama (66).
“Japan have talent and quality everywhere. We have just 15 players in the whole country and today we had nine on the bench. It’s amazing what we have done to come fourth,” said UAE coach Paul Claridge who took charge six months ago.
“We played with spirit. They didn’t pull out a lead. We clipped it back a little bit. We put some sort of pressure on them. Our guys are amateurs who trained once or twice a week whereas some Japanese players are professionals,” said the former Team GB Performance coach who took many positives from UAE’s performance.
“We are looking forward to qualifying for the Asian Paralympic Games in 2018. The UAE Disabled Sports Federation is eager to go out and find new talent,” added Claridge echoing the sentiments of Al Zarooni who called for new blood in the team.