As part of its ongoing efforts in bolstering the sports culture in Kuwait
Kuwait, 2 April 2023: Burgan Bank recently announced its sponsorship of the Kuwaiti national padel team in the NAS Padel Tournament 2023. The tournament’s tenth edition, hosted by the United Arab Emirates (UAE), is set to take place at the Nad Al Sheba Sports Complex on April 4, 2023, with the participation of eight national teams from across the Arab region. The sponsorship comes as part of Burgan’s Ramadan campaign, “Driven by Giving”, as well as its overarching social responsibility program and ongoing commitment to nurturing the sports culture in Kuwait.
Despite the sport’s recency in Kuwait, it has become widely popular, garnering a diverse fan base that turns to the sport all year long, and especially in Ramadan, both for its health benefits and entertainment quality. In response to the sport’s growing popularity, Kuwait’s national padel team was assembled last year, comprising some of the country’s brightest talents, including Abdelaziz Al-Maayouf, Abdulrahman Al-Awadhi, Mohammed Abdal, Ahmed Rabea, Hassan Al-Moussa, and team captain Ali Hayat.
Thanks to the joint efforts of the national team’s management and the private sector institutions, Kuwait’s national padel team has secured numerous victories that brought pride to the entire nation. As interest in padel tennis continues to grow in Kuwait, more investments are poured into the construction of better facilities, which, in turn, attract a bigger number of athletes to the sport.
In light of the recent sponsorship, Mrs. Kholoud Abdulredha Al-Feeli, Head of Corporate Communications at Burgan Bank, commented: “We are fully committed to our responsibility towards Kuwait’s established and aspiring athletes, which entails offering them all needed means of support. Our latest sponsorship of Kuwait’s national padel team confirms our continued and unwavering support of national athletic talents and government institutions on their mission for enriching the domestic sports culture – especially padel tennis, which has grown remarkably popular over the past few years.” Adding: “We pride ourselves in sponsoring the Kuwaiti national padel team as the NAS Sports Tournament returns for its tenth edition, and we look forward to witnessing our national team excel on the padel court.”
On his part, Mr. Omar Al-Zanki, President of Kuwait Padel Club, expressed his appreciation for Burgan’s continuous support of the Kuwaiti national padel team during their participation in NAS Padel Tournament in UAE, a sporting spectacle that annually attracts the world’s top padel players. Al-Zanki commented: “Burgan Bank’s support of our national padel team, and its determination to facilitate their participation in the leading regional and international tournaments, is a huge motive for the team members to exert their utmost effort on the court in hopes of victoriously raising the Kuwaiti flag up high.”
Al-Zanki further noted Burgan Bank’s proactive attitude towards bolstering the sports culture in Kuwait through leading and contributing to valuable initiatives that aim to encourage youth to adopt sports as part of their healthy lifestyles, as well as secure a healthy and inviting environment for sports to flourish. On this note, Al-Zanki expressed his wish for the Club’s partnership with Burgan Bank to last for as long as possible, enabling the national padel team to grow into their full potential and reach new highs.
It serves to note that Burgan Bank continues to extend its support to all talents across various fields as part of its expansive social responsibility program which aims to enrich society through its proactive contribution to education, sports, and arts among many other fields. This manifests in the Bank’s year-long forward-looking and engaging initiatives and programs that aim to involve all strata of society and benefit all community talents.