Its permanent headquarters in the country .. and a meeting in Dubai next December
Hamdan bin Mohammed directs the establishment of the International Federation for Sports and Falconry Racing
In line with the visions and directions of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, and His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, aimed at consolidating the state’s position and raising its competitiveness in various sectors, including the sports sector, especially Related to the culture and history of the region, the most important of which is falcon racing. His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council of the Emirate of Dubai, directed the establishment of the International Federation for Falconry Sports and Racing as an independent international sports body that supports and serves all sports related to falcon racing, provided that The United Arab Emirates is its permanent headquarters.
His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, President of the United Arab Emirates Falconry Federation and Chairman of the National Olympic Committee, valued the directives of His Highness, the Crown Prince of Dubai, which come as an affirmation of our wise leadership’s support in the sustainability of sports related to the history and culture of the region, most notably falcon racing, and as a pioneering step in rooting This sport and published to become on the list of world sports.
His Highness said: "We are continuing to achieve more achievements with the confidence of our wise leadership, which supports the practice of this sport and enhances its march and everything related to its cultural heritage, ensuring its continuity and spreading it worldwide, and consolidating its role in consolidating communication between peoples and celebrating the cultural heritage of our country and the region tirelessly by practicing this sport." The ancient sport.
His Highness added: "The establishment of the International Federation for Falconry Sports and Racing aims to encourage and support the practice of this sport globally in an organized manner in light of the rules and principles of competition and sporting values, so that the federation will be the first reference for these races, thus contributing to the preservation and sustainability of the ancient sport of falcons."
For his part, Sheikh Zayed bin Hamad bin Hamdan Al Nahyan, Vice-President of the Falconry Federation, welcomed this pioneering step aimed at establishing new foundations to raise this sport to global levels, and to reflect the increasing interest and demand for its practice, and to enhance its presence in all national and international sports forums emanating from the vision of the father. The late founder, God willing, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, and the path of giving completed by His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the State, may God protect him, giving His Highness all the care and attention to falconers and falcons.
He added: "The UAE government attaches great importance to this sport by providing all aspects of material, organizational and logistical support, and falconry sports and racing have enjoyed wide popularity and great public turnout since the launch of the first championship under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum in 2003 until today. More than 10 official tournaments are organized in the country annually, in which more than 2,000 falconers of different nationalities and more than 5,000 falcons participate.
In turn, the Secretary-General of the Falcons Federation, Rashid Mubarak bin Markhan, said that "a number of regional and international organizations concerned with falcons have confirmed their approval for the establishment of the UAE by the International Federation for Falconry Sports and Racing, and that official invitations will be sent to the supporting and concerned parties in falcon sports by the UAE Federation. For falcons during the coming period, to attend the founding meeting of the International Federation in conjunction with the launch of the Emirates Federation Cup for Falconry Racing scheduled to be held in December 2022 in the Emirate of Dubai.
Ahmed bin Mohammed:
Ahmed bin Mohammed:
• «The establishment of the International Federation comes as a continuation of the vision and support of our wise leadership to ensure the sustainability and preservation of the cultural heritage of sports for falcons».
Zayed bin Hamad:
Zayed bin Hamad:
• “More than 10 official tournaments are organized annually in the country, in which more than 2,000 falcons and more than 5,000 falcons participate.”
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