GBSB Global Business School Barcelona’s very own Maria Frolova was excited to share about the university’s participation and promotion of the school’s Bachelor of Business Administration program as a co-sponsor for the El Gouna Soccer Tournament organized by AIMZ together with IEA.
The tournament is under the supervision of the local Ministry of Sports. GBSB Global Business School was invited to participate by IEA, the co-organizer and one of GBSB’s partner agencies in Egypt, who invited our business school of Barcelona to become one of the sponsor universities, offering an attractive prize scholarship for one select athlete to participate in GBSB’s Bachelor of Business Administration program. Other schools in Barcelona also joined together to offer students incredible opportunities to study abroad in Spain.
The soccer event takes place twice a year, once in January for students in the 12th grade and again in April for those students in middle school.
There are 16 Top International Schools who participated in January 2017 from:
- TBS - The British School Al Rehab
- LYCEE - Lycée International Balzac
- CISE - Canadian International School of Egypt
- EBIS -Egypt British International School
- ALSSON - Alsson International School
- HAYAH - Hayah International Academy
- NAC - Narmer American College
- MLS – Madinaty Integrated Language Schools
- MAC - Misr American College
- MHS - Manor House School
- MES - Modern English School
- ACC – American City College
- CHOUEIFAT - The International School of Choueifat
- EUROPA SHULE
El-Gouna is one of the most fashionable resorts in Egypt along the Red Sea. Many school students come to the event with their parents who have rented private villas in the area to play soccer and take rest from their busy lives back home. Others just come for the tournament. In addition to the soccer players, there are also many children and teenagers who come to support their friends and siblings who play. There are both a boys and girls league.
The El Gouna Soccer Tournament is attended by Local Officials, including "the Owner of El Gouna", Nassef Sawiris, a local businessman who was reported by Forbes to have a net worth of $6.5 billion. He is also the owner of OCI, one of the largest nitrogen fertilizer producers in the world.
The final match of the El Gouna Soccer Tournament is always hosted in the Gouna Stadium. The facility hosts the EL Gouna Football Club, a member of the Egyptian Second Division, the second-highest league in the Egyptian football league system.
The El Gouna Soccer Tournament hosts 11 aside. Universities pay €2000 to be represented in the soccer tournament. 10 players are selected from the tournament to receive scholarships. One player is chosen from every school that sponsors the tournament based on a certain set of criteria. In addition, select individual players with outstanding skills on the field will be handpicked to receive honors.
This year, GBSB Global Business School awarded a scholarship for its Bachelor of Business Administration program (55% of the first year’s tuition and 50% of the rest of the program tuition would be covered by the school, as long as the student athlete maintains a 3.50 grade point average) to the Best Player of the Tournament. From the amazing students that participated in the tournament, GBSB was thrilled to award Ibrahim Yassin with this honor.
GBSB Global Business School is committed to sharing our quality degree programs with organizations around the world and are constantly on the lookout for new ways to get involved and foster new relationships. We are looking for partnerships with various organizations that can help us grow and educate responsible business leaders with a global mindset. Don’t wait, become a partner today! Help students excel by getting an advanced education abroad.
Written by Emily Dawn Szajda, GBSB Content Manager