ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Monday, October 26th 2015 [ME NewsWire]
The games of the 7th Self-Defense Tournament, organized by the Police Sports Association at the Ministry of Interior and held in cooperation with the Dubai Police General Headquarters, will commence tomorrow morning, Tuesday, at the Dubai Police Academy. Participants from several police academies, colleges and schools nationwide will be taking part in the tournament and competing in the Taekwondo and Karate competitions.
“The Police Sports Association organizes such tournaments in line with its strategy to promulgate self-defense competitions and games in order to activate sports clubs at the level of the Ministry,” Colonel Aref Ali Al Rayes, Acting Head of the Police Sports Association at the Ministry of Interior said. “These competitions additionally enhance the physical abilities of our security personnel alongside equipping them with the security and policing sciences.”
Colonel Al Rayes additionally noted that the tournament contributes to raising the readiness levels of the police officers through enhanced physical fitness; which enables them to better perform their basic tasks in maintaining the safety, security, and stability of the community. “The athletic tournaments foster a competitive atmosphere amongst the police cadres, while simultaneously strengthening the spirit of communication between police institutions – which ultimately helps us to achieve the vision, mission and strategic goals of the Ministry of Interior,” he said.
The first day of the tournament is scheduled to commence with a Karate competition, concluding with a Taekwondo competition for various weight groups. The entities taking part in the tournament include the Dubai Police Academy, the Sharjah Police Science Academy, the Federal Police School, and the Police Schools.
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