Football: Al Wahda Football Club

Gulf Marine Services signs Al Wahda Football Club –

Silver Sponsorship Deal (2013)

GMS has become the official Silver Sponsor of Al Wahda Football Club, under the patronage of the Club’s President His Highness Sheikh Diab Bin Zayed Al Nahyan. GMS chief executive officer Duncan Anderson and club board member Mr Ahmad Al Rumaithi, signed the contract at the Grand Millennium Hotel in Abu Dhabi, next to the famous Al Nahyan stadium, home to Al Wahda Football Club.

When it came to finding a football team to back, Mr Anderson says Al Wahda Club, with its roots extending from the sixties, provided the perfect sponsorship opportunity:  “We are a long-established Abu Dhabi company and wanted to sponsor a club with a strong heritage and a passion for success.  As part of the UAE and its development, we also feel a sense of responsibility to the youth here and it was important to select a club that actively develops talented players and encourages the next generation to take up this great sport.

“Al Wahda Club is a distinguished club and has an excellent youth policy; we felt we could work together in the spirit of partnership to promote the camaraderie, discipline, fitness and team spirit the game provides.  I’ve been a football fan all my life and I know the Club has plenty of fans at GMS.  We look forward to an exciting season ahead.”

Club board member Mr Ahmad Al Rumaithi said:  “On behalf of Al Wahda Sports Club I would like to thank GMS’ chairman Mr Rashed Al Suwaidi, chief executive officer Mr Duncan Anderson and GMS’ directors for their generous Silver Sponsorship of our Club.  We extend a warm welcome to everyone at GMS.”


Left to right:Footballer Abdullah Al Noubi, GMS chief executive offer Duncan Anderson, club board member Ahmad Al Rumaithi, footballer Tawfeeq Abdullrazaq, at the ceremony marking GMS’ Silver Sponsorship of Al Wahda Club.

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