MUSCAT, 12 November 2017 – Bank Muscat, the flagship financial
services provider in the Sultanate, has evoked good response from sports teams
across the Sultanate to 2018 Green Sports programme. Coinciding with the 35th
anniversary of the bank and marking the seventh year of the unique CSR
initiative, Bank Muscat will support the development of 15 football fields
across the Sultanate in 2018 in line with the ‘Let’s Do More’ vision and
partnership to promote Oman as a sporting nation.
Green Sports application forms can be downloaded from the Bank
Muscat website www.bankmuscat.com and are also available at the CSR Department
in the bank’s head office and branches across the Sultanate. The bank will
consider only new applications and the last date for submission of completed
forms with supporting documents at the head office is 23 November 2017.
The Green Sports initiative launched by Bank Muscat in 2012 has
gained momentum with a total of 78 sports teams across the Sultanate benefiting
from the support till date. The scope of Green Sports support for sports teams
include greening of football fields with natural or synthetic turf, floodlights
or water desalination equipment in areas facing problems of water salinity.
Ensuring wider representation, the Green Sports support is extended to develop
sustainable sports infrastructure in all parts of the Sultanate.
The criteria for availing the Green Sports support include that
sports teams should have been in existence for three years with a minimum of 300
members from the local community. The bank recognises that local teams wield
immense influence on neighbourhood communities, especially youth, hence teams
with modern infrastructure facilities can help raise sporting heroes for the
In a unique contribution, the Green Sports initiative has created
an ideal platform for social engagement among youth. The football fields
developed as part of the Green Sports initiative are serving as a meeting place
for children and youth to be engaged in social activities leading to development
of strong community bonding and positive character traits. The fields are used
to host various activities such as Ramadhan nights, group weddings and other
Committed to its ‘Let’s Do More’ vision for the community and the
nation, Bank Muscat is proud to have led the way in contributing to sustainable
development in Oman with various initiatives. As the nation’s leading financial
institution, Bank Muscat aims to provide the impetus for youth to excel in all
arenas and thereby contribute to the development and progress of Oman.
For any enquiries on Green Sports registration, Bank Muscat
officials can be contacted on 24768987 or