Wed 10-01-2018 17:37 PM
SHARJAH, 10th January, 2018 (WAM) -- The Supreme Organising Committee, SOC, of the Arab Women Sports Tournament, AWST, announced today the details of its fourth edition scheduled to kick off on 2nd February 2018.
During a press conference the SOC revealed that 1,000 female athletes from 69 clubs in 17 GCC and MENA countries will be competing, the largest participation figure the tournament has witnessed in all its editions.
Participating nations include Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Lebanon, Morocco, Yemen, Palestine, Libya, Jordan, Egypt, Algeria, Somalia, Djibouti, Kuwait, Oman, Sudan, Iraq, and the host nation, the UAE.
Held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, Chairwoman of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs and the Sharjah Women’s Sports Foundation and wife of His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah, under the title "The World is Your Court, Together Victorious", the 11-day event will run until 12th February.
Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, SOC Chairman of AWST, extended his profound appreciation to H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, for his vision and directives, and to Sheikha Jawaher, who has paved the way for women to practice sports and take it as a career by providing them with a conducive and enabling environment as well as world-class training facilities and expert mentorship.
The organising committee also unveiled venue details for training sessions and the final competitions.