“Play sports for fun”: Dubai Women’s College hosts HCT Women’s Sports Day

Published November 18th, 2009 - 03:07 GMT
Dubai Women’s College (DWC) hosted the second HCT Women’s Sports Day event to promote friendly competition among over 120 participating students from Dubai, Ras Al Khaimah, Fujairah and Al Ain Colleges. As a pioneer in health conscience education DWC organized the Women’s Sports Day to introduce young Emirati women to a wide range of sports and activities such as football, table tennis, volleyball, water sports, rock climbing, squash, table tennis, basketball, circuit work and aerobics.
The event gave the students the opportunity to build on team spirit and self confidence. Students learned new skills by competing in a friendly competition and giving useful tips to rival teams and encouraging each other to play better. DWC’s health and physical education staff conducted the sessions with the assistance of teachers from other HCT campuses. The popularity of the Women’s Sports Day increased this year as more colleges and students attended.
Julieanne Douglas, health and physical education teacher at DWC said, “This day is not about competitive tournaments, or college vs. college, it is about providing new and positive learning experiences for our students.  It is a day for them to interact with the other colleges and enjoy the wonderful DWC Fitness Center facilities.” She added “In the previous year, only 3 sports were offered to our girls but with the enthusiasm and willingness of more girls who wanted to join this year, many other sports activities were added.”
Ayesha Mohammad from Al Ain Women’s College said that she took part in the event to compete in volleyball with other colleagues from different colleges. “It is also a great chance for all HCT students to enjoy fun time together,” she added.
Students from RAK Women’s College were impressed with the excellent sports facilities that DWC provides to its students. “I have really enjoyed Sports Day for this year as it allowed me to make full use of the spacious and well-equipped sports facilities at DWC,” said Maryam Ahmad from RAK Women’s College.
As a pioneer in health awareness and wellness, DWC is the first to introduce Health and Physical Education (HAPE) program within the HCT system, delivering over 1200 students per week at the DWC Fitness Center. DWC is also the first educational institution in the region to introduce a college-wide, healthy eating program, in cooperation with Abela.

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