When we talk about people
of determination, we truly mean accomplishment, reflect successes, and focus
light on power of determination and strong willpower.
Therefore, the General
Authority for Sport is keen to embed the sports of people of determination as one
of our strategic goals emanating from the vision, aspirations and good guidance
of our wise leadership to care for this category of people.
They are the hope, the
knights of will, and they are the makers of miracles and achievements, as we have
truly known them, and were acknowledged by the Arab, continental and
international championships and Olympics.
We commend their role
and achievements, what they provide and reflect of the internal strength embodied
in the amazing sports results and winning medals of different categories with
which they are rejoicing us year after year, raising the flag of the country
high in the national and international domains.
These achievements and
this willpower are merely the results of foundations laid by the maker of willpower
and the miracles the founding father, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al
Nahyan, who taught us that when there is a will, there is a way and nothing is
impossible and that the disability is the title of motivation and the icon of
It is well known and
crystal clear that the Authority nestles this category of people through its People
of Determination Section under its Sports Activities Department as well as the UAE
Disabled Sports Federation declared by it. In addition, the Authority organizes
and holds many local, Gulf, Arab, regional and international conferences and
events for them to stress their community status and integrated role that comes
in line with their peers of non-disabled people in all walks of life in general
and in sports aspects in particular.
The Authority has been
keen to equip all its sports facilities all over the UAE with all that can contributes
to the promotion of the sports of people of determination. Further, it has directed
to provide and make available all that can enhance their role and their
sporting and community status in all sports institutions and associations along
with their various activities and facilities. They are an integral part of the
administrative innovation system adopted by the Authority in its staff and innovative
and development plans to look ahead to the UAE future of sports.
Saeed Abdel Ghaffar
Secretary General of Sports Authority