The athletes of the Sharjah Women’s Sports Foundation, SWSF, who have exhibited exceptional sportswomanship by wining at regional and international tournaments this year, were honoured yesterday at an annual gathering organised by the SWSF.
200 female athletes in a variety of sports including fencing, karate, shooting, volleyball, basketball, table tennis and show jumping were honoured in recognition of their outstanding achievements throughout the season.
Hosted at SWSF’s gymnasium, the event was attended by Nada Askar Al Naqbi, Director-General of SWSF, female athletes of the clubs, administrative, technical and training bodies, and the foundation’s staff, who marked the conclusion of a rewarding season for SWSF.
Recognising the pivotal role played by Sharjah’s leadership in advancing women in sports, Al Naqbi said, "I would like to extend my deepest appreciation to H.H. Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, Chairwoman of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs and the SWSF, and wife of H.H. the Ruler of Sharjah, for her kind gesture of dedicating an annual ceremony to celebrate the achievements of our players, and encourage them to make bigger strides for themselves and our beloved country next year.
She added that Sheikha Jawaher’s unremitting support to women’s sports is a global example in driving women to establish themselves strongly in the local, regional and international sporting arenas.
"SWSF will continue its tremendous efforts, to organise and host more regional and international tournaments next season," Al Naqbi remarked, highlighting that these were central to SWSF’s strategy of improving women in sports in the UAE, particularly in Sharjah.
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