Thursday, February 26, 2015

The third edition of the Manipal Dubai Sports Fest (MDSF) will be held between 1st to 5th March, 2015 with a total of 10 universities competing for the champion titles in various sporting events that will hosted on the home grounds of Manipal University Dubai Campus.

Participating universities and colleges include American University of Sharjah, American University of Dubai, Heriot Watt Dubai, Skyline University College, University of Sharjah, BITS Pilani Dubai, Amity University Dubai, Middlesex University Dubai, University of Wollongong Dubai, as well as Manipal University Dubai who will draw their best sportsmen and women for individual and team games such as Cricket, Volleyball,  Basketball,  Football   Badminton,   Table Tennis,  Chess,  for both men and women; Tennis (Men) and  Throwball (Women)

For another year of quality and smooth set of tournaments, Manipal Dubai Sports Fest has chosen appropriate sporting venues for the players. Majority of the tournaments will be held on home grounds while select games will be held in Al Ahli Sports Club, Ghusais; Ajman Cricket Grounds; and the Fair Grounds Oval, Dubai Men’s College.

Host Manipal University Dubai wins Overall Champions Trophy at MDSF 2014 (Photo Credit Cedric Ribeiro)
"We are very excited to host the third edition of Manipal Dubai Sports Festival and like every year, we look forward to the chance to exhibit and generate true sportsman spirit and enthusiasm for sports among the student community," said Mr. Krishnakumar, Head of Facilities & Sports Coach Manipal University Dubai Campus.

"Our teams are well prepared and we are hoping to take the title of Overall Champions once again this year," said Mr. Krishnakumar added.

To help  make the Sports festival a grand success and to support the University's strong sporting tradition, the Manipal Dubai Sports Club strongly urges all students to attend and cheer on their favorite teams competing in this edition of the Manipal Dubai Sports Fest.
The sports fest will also be featuring other side attractions, interesting competitions and game stalls so stay tuned to the Manipal University Dubai Facebook page and Twitter (@ManipalDxb) for more updates with our hashtag #MDSF15

By Emma Dourado

The writer is a final year undergraduate student from the School of  Media & Communication specializing in Journalism.