Heliopolis Sporting Club

Heliopolis Sporting Club (HSC, Arabic: نادى هليوبوليس الرياضى, Arabic transliteration transliteration: nādī Heliopolis al-reyādī) is one of Egypt's major sporting clubs.[1][2]

Heliopolis Sporting Club
FoundedJanuary 1, 1910
FounderCairo Electric Railways and Heliopolis Oases Company
Key people

Club's historyEdit

The Heliopolis Sporting Club was founded in [Cairo] on January 1, 1910, by the [Cairo Electric Railways and Heliopolis Oases Company], which managed the club until December 31, 1921. On January 1, 1922, the club members took over the management by a contract signed with the company.

The activities of the club included water polo, swimming, diving, squash, tennis, golf, cricket, hockey, bridge, bowling, football, handball, basketball, volleyball, speed ball, ballet, gymnastics, snooker, athletics, and different kinds of dancing.

In 1947, the area of the club was reduced to its present size (around 19 [feddans]) after the company took back the land of the golf course. Golf was cancelled after the frequent objections of club members to the large expenses incurred by the game, which, in the end, was not played by many members.

Shorouk branchEdit

Like other major sporting clubs in Egypt, Heliopolis Sporting Club has another branch, in Shorouk city. The total area of the Shorouk branch is three times bigger than the main club in Heliopolis. Thus, that area is more suitable for all developmental and improving future possibilities, and we brought back the golf course.

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