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RCSI Bahrain celebrates national Sports Day with launch of Health Week programme

RCSI Bahrain yesterday this week marked the launch of its annual Health Week programme, to coincide with the second Bahrain National Sports Day.

Bahrain National Sports Day is organised under the directives of His Majesty the King's Representative for Charity Works and Youth Affairs, Supreme Council for Youth and Sport Chairman and Bahrain Olympic Committee President, His Highness Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al-Khalifa with the aim of promoting sport and health-enhancing physical activities.

Alongside its regular schedule of sporting activities, RCSI Bahrain took the opportunity to announce details of its fourth Health Week programme, which will kick off with a 500m sprint rowing challenge for staff and students on Sunday morning.

On Sunday evening, the university will play host to a three-on-three basketball competition, followed by the ‘Alternative Sports Day' - featuring bubble football, rodeo competition and inflatable volleyball - on Monday afternoon.

A new element of this year's Health Week will see collaboration with Bahrain Rowing and Canoe Centre and Beach Culture at Bahrain Bay to deliver an introduction to water sports at Bahrain Bay on Tuesday.

The highlight of the Health Week programme last year was the popular ‘Colour me RCSI' fun-run and that will make a welcome return to the Busaiteen campus on Wednesday afternoon, with a sunrise stand-up paddle board yoga session - again in association with Beach Culture - to conclude proceedings on Thursday morning.

Launched by the sports and recreation team in 2015 with the aim of promoting healthy lifestyle among staff and students, RCSI Bahrain's Health Week programme falls in line with the university's overall objective of advancing human health in Bahrain.