Kuwait Disabled Sport Club
|Mr. Medhat with the General manager of the club, Mr. Shafi Al-Hajri|
Well, the club occupies an area of 27,000sqm and lies in Hawalli. The building is one of the most modern foundations for disabled sports at the international level. It is divided in a way that members can move easily. The club is equipped with the latest sports materials. It contains the following:
- Administration and secretariat offices
- An internal swimming pool of 25m long
- An out-track of 200 m length
Q: What are the membership requirements and how many members do you have?
Well, the club was mainly founded to serve disabled individuals. We require a medical report from a governmental hospital and the age of the applicant must be 18 or above. The same conditions applied to Kuwaiti’s and non-Kuwaiti. We have more than 2700 members now.
Well, the club offers many services to the members:
- Providing transportation from and to the club for the member
- Free staying in special wards in hospitals
- Participating in training courses
- Workshops for repairing artificial extremities
Q: Does the club compete in international competitions?
Sure, we take part in the Gulf, Arab, Asian and even international competitions. We are now getting ready for 2012 Paralympics in London.
Q: What are your most important sports achievements?
In Athens Paralympics 2004, two of the club’s members, Hamad ASl-Oudwani and Maha Al-Shrean had a new world record in throwing the discus. We also were awarded gold medals in many occasions.
At the end, we would like to express our gratitude for your hospitality and the information you provided us with.