Beirut, April 21, 2010 – From April 8 to 13, 2010, twenty-four Haigazian University students went to Barcelona to represent their university in EuroEsade 2010, an exciting international sports competition that includes universities from all over Europe and the Middle East. The HU Sports Department is proud to have sent two Futsal (mini-football) teams as well as the Women’s Basketball team, all of whom have been performing particularly well recently. Two coaches and Mr. Sahag Bidinian, the HU Sports Coordinator, went to accompany the athletes to Spain.
It was an enriching experience for everyone involved, both on and off the field. The students had the opportunity to play against teams from other nationalities, such as France, Italy, Spain and Sweden and they also had the chance to explore the city of Barcelona. One student eagerly shared her experience of being on an airplane for the first time and coming into contact with a new culture and different food than she was not used to. Another student was proud to announce that his futsal team made it to the semi-finals and ended up in third place. Besides taking part in the competition, there was also time in the evenings for parties and fun.
The Sports Department is grateful to all the students for their exemplary behavior and thanks the University President Rev. Dr. Paul Haidostian for making this trip possible.