Sharjah Women’s Sports hosts annual gathering
to honour staff achievements
Sharjah, January 05, 2020:Sharjah Women’s Sports (SWS) recently organised an annual gathering to celebrate the yearlong efforts and achievements of its employees, including those working at the Sharjah Women’s Sports Club (SWSC). The event was held at the Mleiha Archaeological Centre, in the presence of HE Nada Askar Al Naqbi, Director General of SWS; and Maitha bin Dawi, Director of SWSC.
During her speech, Al Naqbi opined that true success is ever-growing and contributory in nature, saying the personnel at SWS and SWSC are capable of reaching greater heights to improve the women’s sports landscape in the UAE through their contributions. She also said that support of Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, wife of the Ruler of Sharjah and Chairperson of SWS, was at the core of the organisation’s continued advancement.
“Since the inception of SWS, we have strived to be effective players within the country-wide community responsible for developing our sports sector. What we accomplished through the years and future goals we are working to fulfill are source of pride for us. We strongly believe in women and their immense potential to excel in sports; we continue to put in concerted efforts to nurture and develop their skills and professionalism. We are happy to see them take up leadership positions, not just locally and regionally, but internationally as well”, she said.
“The recent launch of our ‘Sports Future Pioneers’ Diploma focused on developing the leadership skills of sportswomen and empowering them to play an active role in shaping the future of our local sports sector, testifies SWS’s effective strategy execution to help women advance in sports, including the decision-making process. Needless to say, we are extremely proud of the local sportswomen who have used their training and mentoring at SWS and SWSC to bring home 120 medals by winning prestigious competitions at home and abroad. These achievements embody our staff’s belief in sports being integral to UAE’s culture – especially women’s sports; a key indicator of any society’s level of development,” Al Naqbi further added.
A variety of entertainment activities, including a guided tour of the Mleiha Archaeological Centre was organised for the SWS and SWSC staff. The annual gathering’s attendees also participated in competitions; whose winners took home attractive prizes sponsored by Air Arabia.