Association of IOC Recognised International Sports Federations


ARISF is pleased to announce the 11th edition of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Creative Sports Award (MBRCSA)

Launched in 2008, the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Creative Sports Awards (MBRCSA) is one on the entities of the Mohammend Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives. It reflects thoughts and philosophy of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice-President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai. The idea behind the Award is to honour Individuals, Teams and Organizations with the significant contributions to the sport’s movement and thus encouraging them to realize yet further creative achievements promoting sports, not only in UAE , Arab countries but also worldwide.

All International Federation Members held under the umbrella of ARISF, are invited to participate in the International Category of “The Best projects, programs or any Creative initiatives that contributed to Empowering Societies through Values of Tolerance or Knowledge Management in the Sports Field as well as any initiative adopted by the MBRCSA Board of Trustees”

Applications for the 2019 Creative Sports Award are now open.

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The starting date to receive applications through the award website or the SmartApp “MbrAwards” will be on 1 April 2019 till 31 August 2020

For any further clarifications, please do not hesitate to contact directly the Award Secretariat office



  • Support and highlight the leading creative efforts of individuals, teams, organizations or corporations in the field of sports, in view of developing and enhancing the sports creativity in all fields and sectors in all levels.
  • Encourage athletes and persons working in the field of sports all over the world to achieve creative sports through the provision of adequate moral and material incentives.
  • Develop the sportive efforts by supporting the creative initiatives based on scientific grounds to achieve the objectives.
  • Shed light on the concept of creativity and innovation in the field of sports, and raise awareness about the importance of sponsoring distinguished creative works and persons.



The Award is divided into three main categories, each based on a specific aspect to identify the nature of the accomplishments that are subject to Award competition as follows

Individual Creative Sports Award

This award is granted to players, coaches, referees and administrators who achieve sportive innovations on local, Arab and international level.

Team Creative Sports Award

This Award is granted to sport teams having accomplished sportive innovations on local, Arab and international level.

Corporate Creativity

This award is bestowed upon sports entities having achieved sportive innovations on the local, Arab and international level.



  • The best local athlete
  • The best local referee
  • The best local administrator
  • The best local coach
  • The best local team
  • The best initiative at a local organization.


  • The best Arab athlete
  • The best Arab referee
  • The best Arab administrator
  • The best Arab coach
  • The best Arab team
  • The best initiative at an Arab organization.


The Award is competed in three levels:

First Level

The competitions take place in the UAE, between creative achievements on the local, regional, Arab, continental, international and Olympic level.

Second Level

The competition includes creative achievements accomplished on the Arab, continental and Olympic level.

Third Level

(Current edition) the competition is exclusively to the achievements of international sport federations under the umbrella of the Association of IOC Recognised Sports Federations (ARISF) and National Paralympic Committees, for this year’s entry – “Best Initiatives or Program to support empowering women in sports”.