Golf Saudi and UFE are organizing the first French-Saudi golf tournament in Dirab

Dirab: The Federation of French Abroad (UFE), in cooperation with the French Embassy in Riyadh and the Saudi Golf Company, organized on Friday the first Saudi-French golf competition at Dirab Golf Club, 60 kilometers from the Saudi capital.

This competition was organized as part of the month of Francophonie, which celebrates the richness and diversity of the French language and culture around the world in March. This cultural event is the result of a partnership between the International Organization of la Francophonie (OIF) and embassies and diplomatic representations.

During the 2022 edition, the Molière language was honored in several cities in the Kingdom. More than 50 artistic, cultural and sports events are held in Riyadh, Jeddah, Al Khobar and Al Ula. (Submitted)

During the 2022 edition, the Molière language was honored in several cities in the Kingdom. More than 50 artistic, cultural and sports events are held in Riyadh, Jeddah, Al Khobar and Al Ula.

During an interview with Arab NewsPhilip Korbel, president of UEFA, explains that “this competition currently includes 98 players in the tournament, including the Saudis and part of the women’s national team, in addition to the French, Europeans and citizens of other countries.”

“The Football Association in Riyadh is honored to contribute to the development of golf and French-Saudi relations,” he said.

“We organized this event to develop relations between the French community and Saudi expats and players. Our association helps French citizens better understand life in Saudi Arabia and testify in France. Sports and the French language are two ways to develop mutual respect and understanding.”

The competition concludes on Friday evening with an awards ceremony at the French Embassy, ​​in the presence of the French Ambassador to the Kingdom, Ludovic Pouille.

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Saudi golf coach Gosselin Sacchi tells Arab News His role in the event: “I take care of the players who participate in the competition. Very good measures have been put in place for the smooth running of the competition. The golf course is of very good quality. We hope all the players enjoy the course and give their best.” (AFP)

entrancemeSaudi golf leader Gosselin Sacchi says: Arab News His role in the event: “I take care of the players who participate in the competition. Very good measures have been put in place for the smooth running of the competition. The golf course is of very good quality. We hope all the players enjoy the course and give their best.”

Commenting on the participation of the Saudi women, she said: “I am excited to me The idea of ​​seeing them participate in this tournament. It is a really good thing, golf is gaining popularity among players.

The French company Decathlon also participated in the event. “We are sporting goods retailers and we are thrilled to be a part of this event,” he says. Arab News Virginie Mamodbay, Director of Decathlon.

As many sports are developing in Saudi Arabia, we are keen to be a part of it and support this development. We are very pleased to present the items declarationstarquats in this golf is open.” She adds that the sport is progressing well in this country, especially for beginners, and we are pleased to offer our services.

She praised the participation of Saudi women in the tournament, and explained that more than winning, it was important to participate, compete and excel.

The Saudi participation in the tournament wasèEnthusiastic.

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The Saudi women participating in the tournament were very excited. (Submitted)

Processing Arab NewsSarah Saad, Lamia Al-Fahd and Suad Al-Faisal, members of the Ladies First Club, a special program of Golf Saudi for Ladies, said that participation to me Such a big tournament was an important learning moment for them.

“It’s actually a great experience, and I think every Saudi woman interested in the sport should try golf,” says Sarah Saad.

Lamia and Souad confirm this: “We are delighted to be a part of this event. It is a new experience and we recommend other women to play golf. We are very happy to be here, play well, and to be part of the national team and represent the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. We thank Golf Saudi for all its support “.

“It is a good initiative. We are looking forward to it and would like to develop better cooperation between the Saudi golfers and the French community in the Kingdom,” explains Boushaib Aljadiani, who is responsible for participants and national teams at Golf Saudi.

“It took us a long time to gather more than a hundred participants. This is the first time we have had Saudi women and such a large participation in the tournament,” he said.

“The formula is designed to give beginners more opportunities to play with other high-level golfers. We hope to organize more and more tournaments with the French community in Riyadh. The French Embassy has played an important and commendable role. We wish the tournament a great success.”

He explained that 16 Saudi women are participating in the tournament, and said that it will help establish better cooperation between Saudi Arabia and France in several areas.

Abdelaziz al-Helaissi, directeur de la Gulf International Bank (GIB), an affirmé: “Je suis heureux d’être invité au tournoi, d’avoir la chance d’être de retour sur le terrain et de jouer au golf avec des groupes the people. I hope everyone enjoys this day. Let the best win.”

Vincent Bliss, Managing Director of MBDA, thanks the organizers: “It’s a great golf tournament. The weather is nice and the weather is great. arcade and the vegetables The golf courses are well maintained, and the game is great.”

Co-sponsors for the tournament are: Saab, Bob Carlton, MBDA, Carrefour, Air France KLM, Almarai, AXA Assurance, ASD, Bain & Process, Decathlon, John Cockerell, ODAS and Sheraton Hotel.

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