RCSI Bahrain Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

RCSI Bahrain officially opens its new state-of-the-art Sports Faculties

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Under the patronage of His Excellency, Dr Sheikh Mohammed Bin Abdulla Al Kalifa, Minister of State for Defence Affairs, RCSI Bahrain has officially opened its new state-of-the-art sports facilities.
The US$700,000 investment includes a new artificial football pitch, new basketball court and the renovation of existing sports facilities.

The FIFA approved all-weather football pitch was imported from the Netherlands. The artificial pitch has been designed for multisport/multigame functionality. Using cleverly-designed removable goals, it will facilitate a range of sports such as football, touch rugby and Gaelic (Irish) football.

For basketball, new International Basketball Federation (FIBA) approved multi-purpose flooring has been installed in the University's Sports & Recreation Centre. It has been designed to accommodate a variety of sports including indoor football, badminton, basketball and volleyball.

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Speaking at the official opening ceremony, RCSI Bahrain's Chief Operating Officer, Mr Stephen Harrison-Mirfield said that "the University wants to see the new facilities used to promote inter-collegiate events with other universities and to improve the overall health of Bahrainis by making them available to the wider community".
Medical Student Kevin Schreiber said "The new facilities are fantastic and more students will now get involved in sport. The investment has already opened the door to a whole range of news sports like American football and cricket."

RCSI Bahrain is celebrating 10 years in Bahrain this year. With students from 39 countries, numbers are at an all-time high, with more than 1,300 students currently undertaking courses in Medicine, Nursing and Postgraduate Studies & Research.