24 April 2016



The Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Sports Academy (FBMA) launched the “ADIB PasSport” activation, which is aimed at introducing young girls between 10 and 12 years old to a variety of indoor and outdoor sports through the course of two weeks starting from the 24th of April to 4th May in Al-Forsan Sports Club with the support of Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC) and with the sponsorship of Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB).

The Event which is expected to be participated in by 1200 students, will be carried out in a fun and fresh form, where each participant will be given a passport like notebook that represents the participant’s passport to the world of sports and through their travels between one type of sports to the other, the participants will be collecting stamps indicating their completion to each sport stage.

Regarding the activation, Raysa Al-Ketbi , the Operations Manager at the FBMA said that the event is the result of the support and guidance of Sheikha Fatima Bint Hazza, Chairwoman of the Fatima Bint Mubark Ladies Sports Academy (FBMA), President of the Abu Dhabi Ladies Club, who always endorse and encourage the execution of programs and quality activations which spread the culture of practicing sports in the UAE community, especially among young girls as it is her solemn conviction that taking care of this age group of Emirati women and pushing them to engage in sporting activities early on is crucial to uncover the new potentials that will support the Emirati Ladies sports movement in the future.

Al-Ketbi also expressed her appreciation to ADIB its valuable support as the main sponsor for the activation and praised its support for the social development activities arise from the patriotic manner adopted by this prestigious establishment which always functions for the benefit and prosperity of the Emirati community from the financial and social perspectives.

Al-Ketbi lauded the ADEC support for the event which indicates the level of its awareness with the important role of physical education in establishing a healthy and active lifestyle for young girls, which in return opens the door for them to a brighter future and greater prospect.

Raysa praised the role of ADSC in providing support for the events and programs of the academy and coordinating the efforts of the academy with those of other social and sports institutions, which signifies the faith in the integration between all the roles of the organizations in the society, as a mean for achieving a comprehensive development for the UAE.

Al-Ketbi also articulated her gratitude for Al-Forsan Sports Club for hosting the activation events and for providing the participants with the safe environment of its facilities which are convenient for a wide range of sport activities that satisfies the needs of professional athletes and families at the same time, which makes those facilities ideal for hosting the ADIB PasSport activation.

Al-Ketbi Commended the health partner of the event; the New Medical Center (NMC) for providing Medical support and consultation for the participants.

Raysanoted that the academy through the organization of this event seeks to serve its goals on multiple levels including the encouragement of women and young ladies to engage directly in different types of sports and discovering the promising talents among them and to identify the types of sports interesting to them and to survey their sports requirements that will shape and affect the future programs of the academy.