Gulf Craft joins charity football challenge in aid of marine conservation

Dubai Sports City, Dec 7-8 - Last weekend Gulf Craft staff played and volunteered at the 24-hour football challenge organized by the Emirates Wildlife Society (EWS-WWF) in cooperation with GoFor24, Pico, Emirates Sports Academy and Dubai Sports Council in aid of marine conservation.
The Emirates Wildlife Society, a non-profit organization, was established under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, is tackling a number of crises facing our oceans, including pollution, overfishing, and climate change. Earlier this year, Gulf Craft became a member, also signing up to the World Ocean Council, a global cross-sector body that brings businesses together to foster environmental stewardship. By joining forces with people from industries as diverse as oil, shipping, and tourism, from all over the planet, Gulf Craft hopes to find solutions to some of the most critical ecological challenges of our era.

As an active member of the Emirates Wildlife Society, Gulf Craft employees volunteered at the event in various capacities- hosting a quiz,  educating guests about the Emirates Wildlife Society's initiative, assisting at registration areas, arranging water stations for the guests and the teams, taking event photos for social media and even dressing in a panda costume, EWF-WWF's official mascot!

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 Gulf Craft employees with other volunteers at the registration and activation area of the Emirates Wildlife Society

GoFor24 is a global initiative that raises money for a number of worthwhile causes. Teams from different companies took turns to challenge the Dubai All-Stars football team in a series of hour-long matches. The 15-member Gulf Craft team played valiantly against the Heroes team whose members are from the All-Stars Football Club held at the Dubai Sports City last Friday.

EWS-WWF Football Challenge (4).jpgThe All-Stars Heroes team in red and the Gulf Craft football team

Here are some of the action photos during the Oceans 24-Hour Football Challenge:

  • Gulf Craft football team at the Oceans 24 Hour Football Challenge
  • Gulf Craft team discussing strategy
  • Gulf Craft pre-play cheer
  • Gulf Craft team vs Heroes at the Oceans 24 Hour Football Challenge
  • Gulf Craft team vs Heroes at the Oceans 24 Hour Football Challenge
  • Gulf Craft team vs Heroes at the Oceans 24 Hour Football Challenge
  • Gulf Craft team vs Heroes at the Oceans 24 Hour Football Challenge
  • Gulf Craft goal keeper patiently waits to block the ball
  • Dance of success after scoring against the Heroes team
  • Gulf Craft team vs Heroes at the Oceans 24 Hour Football Challenge
  • Gulf Craft team vs Heroes at the Oceans 24 Hour Football Challenge
  • Setting up the registration booth
  • Volunteers getting instructions from EWS-WWF representative
  • With Laila Mostafa Abdullatif, Director General of EWS-WWF
  • Guess the number of turtle eggs in the bowl?
 

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