Marine Heritage Season to open with new events

THE sixth edition of the Nasser bin Hamad Marine Heritage Season is set to kick off on Friday with new events on the calendar, the Bahrain Inherited Traditional Sports Committee (Mawrooth) has announced.

The competition, which aims to preserve the pride and heritage of traditional Bahraini sporting events, will include contests such as traditional rowing, diving and fishing.

Contests in the past featured mainly rowing traditional boats with about 16 teams of 250 people participating last year.

Mawrooth chairman Khalifa bin Abdulla Al Qaoud confirmed that the calendar and competitions for the upcoming season have been approved and will include new competitions.

“Preparations are going on very well so far,” he said.

“Full credit to the committee for its hard work and dedication during the past few weeks; the upcoming season will be bigger and better than it ever was before,” he added.

He also stressed the importance it plays in preserving traditions for the future generations to enjoy.

“The heritage of our parents and grandparents makes us who we are,” he said.

“So I urge the new generations to adhere to their authentic customs and traditions and to never forget their identities as Bahrainis.”

Mr Al Qaoud also extended his thanks to His Majesty King Hamad’s representative for humanitarian work and youth affairs Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa and Supreme Council for Youth and Sports first deputy chairman, General Sports Authority chairman and Bahrain Olympic Committee president Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa for their unwavering support and interest in traditional sports.

He also confirmed that the ninth edition of the Nasser bin Hamad Falconry and Hunting Season will make its return in November and will go on until February.

For more information on venue and timings, visit @mawroothbh or call 66944744.




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