350 athletes sign up for Ramadan Women’s Sports Tournament

SHARJAH — The ninth Ramadan Women’s Sports Tournament will be held from 27th May to 2nd June, the Sharjah Women’s Sport Foundation, SWSF, has recently announced.

The week long event, which will bring together 350 female athletes from 20 sports clubs, will be held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, wife of H.H. the Ruler of Sharjah, Chairperson of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs, SCFA, and Chairperson of SWSF.

Local and regional sports clubs as well as private companies will be part of this year’s tournament, and compete in the three sports of basketball, volleyball and archery.

“In our commitment to the directives of H.H. Sheikha Jawaher Al Qasimi, the foundation has devised a forward-thinking strategy in creating a conducive environment for the development of Emirati women through year-long sporting events and competitions,” said Nada Askar Al Naqbi, Director-General of SWSF, highlighting that doing so allows female athletes to hone their skills and participate actively in the sports scene at home and abroad.

“We are pleased that a women’s basketball team from Kuwait will take part in the Ramadan tournament this year,” she added.

Source: Emirates News Agency

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