Aspire Academy becomes sponsor for Qatar Fencing GP

 07 Dec 2017 - 21:17

Aspire Academy becomes sponsor for Qatar Fencing GP

The Peninsula

Aspire Academy yesterday signed a sponsorship agreement with the Qatar Weightlifting and Fencing Federation to become the official technical and logistical sponsor of the 2017 Qatar Fencing Grand Prix Championship, a three-day event which starts today at Aspire Dome.

Some of the world’s best fencers and Aspire Academy’s promising fencing students will be among those taking part at the event.

The agreement was signed between the Deputy Director General of Aspire Academy,  Ali Salem Afifa, on behalf of the Director General of Aspire Academy, Ivan Bravo, and the Secretary General of the Qatar Weightlifting and Fencing Federation (QWFF), Khalid Issa Al Hamadi, a former Qatari fencer.

Director of Education and Student Affairs, Badr Al Hay along with the CEO of QWFF and the Chairman of the Grand Prix Championship, Abdullah Ali Al Ghanim also attended the ceremony.

Speaking on the side-lines of the signing ceremony, Afifa said: “This sponsorship agreement builds on our existing partnership with the Qatar Weightlifting and Fencing Federation and other various Qatari sporting federations.”

“This is an important sporting event for Qatar and it gives our fencing athletes in Aspire Academy and other local clubs a chance to compete on an international level against professional athletes, including some of the world’s highest ranked players,” he added.

Al Hamadi, said: “We’d like to extend our thanks to Aspire Academy for extending its support for the Qatar Fencing Grand Prix, which is now in its 15th year. It is fantastic that the Academy is committed to supporting so many important sporting competitions in Qatar.”