340 Players From 25 Teams to Participate in 11th Ramadan Women’s Sports Tournament Sharjah Women Sports’ event competition schedule announced
Sharjah, May 4, 2019:The Sharjah Women’s Sports (SWS) has announced the competition schedule of the 11th edition of Ramadan Women’s Sports Tournament (RWST) which will be held from May 8-14, under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, Wife of His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah and Chairperson of SWS.
The Organising Committee of RWST announced the schedule of the tournament, which will kick off on May 8 (Wednesday), with a Ramadan session presented by Khawla Abdul Rahman Al Mulla, Chairperson of the Sharjah Consultative Council, to highlight the importance of sports during the holy month of Ramadan.
The one-week competition will see the participation of 340 female athletes from 25 teams competing in four sports – 4 teams from basketball, 10 from volleyball, 7 from shooting and 4 from archery. Volleyball competitions will be held from May 9 to 12, while basketball competitions will take place on May 13 and 14. Shooting contests will be held from May 9 -11, while archery competitions will take place on May 9 and 10.
The participating teams are Sharjah Women Sports Club, Al Ain Sports Club, University of Sharjah, Wildcats, Abu Dhabi Sports Council, Italian Espera Moonves team, Makati Express Cargo team, Al Dhaid Cultural and Sports Club, Abu Dhabi Police, Sharjah Police, Ajman Police, Ras Al Khaimah Police and Fujairah Police. Other teams include Shkis team, Elite Volleyball Academy, Baniyas Sports Club, Al Wasl Sports Club, Sharjah Individual Games Club-Al Hazana, Ravens team, the American University in Dubai (AUD) team and Sharjah American International School.
HE Nada Askar Al Naqbi, Director General of SWS, said: “The number of participating teams this year edition reflects the resounding success of the previous editions in terms of competitions and the level of organisation. This impressive level of participation also underlines the keenness of teams and clubs to compete and showcase their athletic talents, which adds to the prestige of the tournament.”
She added: “The organisation of the Ramadan tournament aligns perfectly with SWS’s goals in fostering awareness about the importance of women’s sports, particularly during Ramadan. The annual sporting event gives female athletes an opportunity to showcase their skills and experience.”
The Director General of SWS highlighted the importance of the tournament in encouraging talents that may go on to achieve regional and global fame.
Through the annual Ramadan Tournament, SWS aims to entrench a culture of sports and physical activity during Ramadan and raise awareness among female athletes about the importance of local competitions in qualifying them to compete in regional and international events.
First-place winners of the tournament will be given cash prizes. To make the RWST experience even more enjoyable for spectators, entertainment activities and daily prize draws will be held throughout the one-week tournament.
Established in November 2016, under an Emiri Decree issued by His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, SWS aims to empower national women athletes and develop human capital in the field of women’s sports. It also seeks to create a talented generation of women leaders in sports, encourage women’s participation in different sports, foster a culture of sports and provide a stimulating environment that contributes to advancing women’s sports.