(MENAFN Press) Dubai, February, 2013:
Dubai Refreshment (P.J.S.C), the sole franchisee, manufacturer and distributor of Pepsi-Cola products in Dubai, Sharjah and Northern Emirates, announced yesterday the 7Up Dubai Government Entities Football League 2013 in partnership with Dubai Sports Council. The 7Up Dubai Government Entities Football League 2013 will kick off on Wednesday February 27 and the grand finale will be on Saturday April 13. The tournament, which will involves a total of 28 government entities and semi-governmental organizations, will be held at the Dubai Police Officer's Club in Al Garhoud.
The football tournament will involve two leagues simultaneously “ Teams above 38 years old and Teams under 37 years old. The Dubai Sports Council is handling the technical aspects of the league.
The league is a major initiative by Dubai Refreshment to promote values through sporting extravaganza with football, the most popular game in the world. The entire tournament would be played on a very professional level “ both on the organization as well as technical aspects and provide a unique opportunity for government entities to bond and network, besides displaying their soccer skills.
In his comments, H.E. Dr. Ahmed Al-Sharif, Secretary General of DSC, said: "Dubai Sports Council is privileged to be working closely with Dubai Refreshment for the 7Up Dubai Government Entities Football League. This is a unique tournament to promote football among the youth in the country and bringing together all the government entities on a common platform is a great initiative. We have always strived to be the best in all that we do and we consider this league to be the ultimate meeting ground to celebrate UAE's excellence in football."
Tarek El-Sakka, General Manager of Dubai Refreshment, said: "Sport is a universal language and football offers the unique mix of teamwork, determination, self-confidence, creativity, resilience and physical & emotional health. The 7Up Dubai Government Entities Football League is not only to celebrate the cause of football in the UAE, but to celebrate all the qualities that football has come to represent. We are thankful for the support and encouragement of the Dubai Sports Council towards this initiative, and we hope it will bring the best out of all people involved in it."
The teams which will be part of the league include HH The Ruler's Court, HH Crown Prince Office, Dubai Police, Directorate General Of Civil Defense Dubai, the Dubai Airport Free Zone, Public Prosecution, Dubai Municipality, Land Department, Islamic Affairs & Charitable Activities Department, the Department of Finance, Financial Audit Department, Dubai Courts, Dubai Corporation for Ambulance Services, Mohammed Bin Rashid Housing, Dubai Health Authority, Roads & Transport Authority, Dubai Electricity & Water Authority, Emirates Institution for Advanced Science & Technology, Dubai Airports, Dubai Duty Free, Emirates, General Directorate of Residency & Foreigners Affairs Dubai, Dubai Sports Council, Dubai Aluminum, Dnata, Department of Economic Development, Dubai Customs and Dubai Refreshment (P.J.S.C)
The matches will be played 3 times a week and will be interspersed with entertainment events to attract spectators from all walks of life. An array of raffle draws will also be held to excite spectators; the raffle prizes will be from Bosch, Samsung TV & phones, Wild Wadi, Rotana Hotel, Atlantis Hotel, Dusit Thani Dubai, Meydan Hotel, Ramada Plaza, Al Hallab restaurant and sweets and Dar el Kamar restaurant. A dedicated Children Zone will host events and activities for the little ones every Saturday. There will be separate food and beverage zones with Pizza Hut & Krispy Kreme as well as a VIP zone.
For more information, visit the website: www.7updgefl.com