For the Health and Empowerment of Women in Saudi Arabia: Almana Group of Hospitals Partners with Eastern Flames Football Club


Dammam, KSA: Almana Group of Hospitals, a pioneering healthcare provider in the Eastern Region and one of the Kingdom’s most established and prominent medical groups, is proud to announce its partnership with Eastern Flames FC also known as Shulat Alsharqia FC, the first women’s football team in Saudi Arabia. This collaboration marks a significant step forward in promoting women’s sport and breaking societal barriers in the Kingdom.

To kickstart this partnership, a signing ceremony was held on October 9th, symbolizing the joint commitment of Almana Group of Hospitals and Eastern Flames FC towards the development and promotion of women’s football in the Eastern Province.

The Eastern Flames FC, based in the sports-centric city of Dammam in the Eastern Province, has been at the forefront of advancing women’s football in Saudi Arabia since its establishment in 2006. Through its participation in various national and regional tournaments, the club has showcased its talent and dedication to the sport.

Recognizing the importance of supporting women’s athletics, Almana Group of Hospitals will provide medical services to the Eastern Flames FC during their season and their matches in the upcoming Saudi Women’s Premier League 2023/2024. By ensuring the safety and well-being of the athletes, Almana Group of Hospitals aims to contribute to the growth and success of women’s football in the Eastern Province.

Moreover, Almana Group of Hospitals will also sponsor the Eastern Flames FC throughout the season, demonstrating their commitment to excellence in healthcare and their support for the women’s sports community.

“We are proud to be partnering with Eastern Flames FC,” said Saud Mansour Almana, Chief Procurement Officer of Almana Group of Hospitals. “As a leading healthcare provider, we believe in supporting our community and empowering women in sports. This collaboration allows us to contribute to the growth of women’s football in the Eastern Province and showcase our commitment to excellence in healthcare.”

Commenting on the partnership, Ms. Maram Albutairi, Chairman and CEO of Eastern Flames FC, expressed her enthusiasm, stating, “We are thrilled to have Almana Group of Hospitals as our partner. Their expertise in healthcare and commitment to quality align perfectly with the values of our club. This collaboration not only highlights our shared dedication to women’s sports and the Eastern Province community but is also a significant milestone for women’s football in Saudi Arabia”

As the Saudi Women’s Premier League 2023/2024 is set to begin on October 13th, Almana Group of Hospitals encourages families and sports enthusiasts to come out and support the Eastern Flames Football Club. By attending the matches, spectators will witness the power and skill of this strong women’s team and contribute to the growth of women’s football in Saudi Arabia.

About Almana Group of Hospitals: Established in 1949, Almana Group of Hospitals is the largest medical company and healthcare provider in the Eastern Province and serves to provide trusted, integrated care for communities across the Kingdom. Almana prides itself as a family healthcare provider of choice with four hospitals, three medical centers, and 30 clinics spread across four cities – Khobar, Dammam, Jubail, and Ahsa. As the first private general hospital to be set up in the Eastern Province, Almana’s network of more than 6,600 clinical staff, including 800 doctors who treat over 52,000 annually and a further 1.6 million outpatients. Almana is committed to continuously advancing healthcare to provide patients with the highest international standard of care.

About Eastern Flames Football Club: Founded in 2006, Eastern Flames Football Club is a renowned women’s football team in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia. The club aims to promote women’s football and empower female athletes in the region. With a strong fan base and talented players, Eastern Flames Football Club leads the way in women’s sports in Saudi Arabia.