President of Maldives Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayyoom inaugurated the Y18 ( Raees Yameen 2018 Sports Fiesta) at a function held at the National Art gallery last night.
Y18 Sports Fiesta is a Nation-wide event organized and conducted by the Governing Party, PPM, to showcase the achievements and advancements in the sports sector during President Yameen’s Administration and to provide an opportunity for the youth to strengthen the ties between them through sports.
During this countrywide Fiesta, tournaments for both, women and men will be conducted throughout Maldives. The 20 Atolls of Maldives are to be divided into 6 zones and would compete within and against each zone. A Volley tournament for women and a futsal tournament for men will shortly commence and will undergo three stages: the Atoll stage, the Zone stage and the Champions stage.
Cash prizes will be awarded for the winners of each stage and a chance to compete in the next stage will be given to the champion teams. Cash prizes of MVR 50,000 for the champion teams of the Atoll stage, MVR 100,000 for the Zone stage champions and a stunning 200,000 for the champion team of the Champions stage will be awarded. This, in turn, makes this Sports fiesta the most expensive and broad-scoped sports event to ever be held in Maldives.
Registration and Participation window is now open for all those who are interested. Applications will also be accepted via the internet through sports.yameen.com.