UncategorisedClubs meet for Arab Tournament

September 11, 20190

Bahrain will be sending eight disciplines for the Arab Women’s Sports Clubs Tournament (AWST) 2018 scheduled to run from February 2 to 12 in Sharjah.
The nationals are set to compete in volleyball (Muharraq Club), table tennis (Bahrain Club), basketball (Ministry of Youth and Sports Talents), athletics (Busaiteen), shooting (Bahrain Club), karate (Bahrain Academy Club), fencing (Bahrain Club) and archery (Bahrain Club), in the Arab region’s largest women’s sports competition.
Shaikha Hayat bint Abdulaziz Al Khalifa, member of the Supreme Council for Youth and Sports & the Bahrain Olympic Committee, and chairwoman of the women’s sport committee, had a meeting with members of the clubs taking part and emphasized the importance of this event in the development of women’s sports in the region.
She also noted that the Supreme Organising Committee of the tournament has approved 10 venues for competitions and team training for the duration of the 11-day event.
The decision follows a series of inspections carried out by the members of AWST’s Technical Committee and the members of the Board of Directors of the Union of Arab National Olympic Committees chaired by Prince Talal Badr bin Saud bin Abdul Aziz, President of the Arab Sports Council.
They inspected a range of sports facilities in Sharjah to ensure their compliance with technical standards endorsed by the international federations of each sport.
Also present at the meeting were representatives of the Ministry of Youth and Sports Affairs and the participating clubs.
The fourth edition of AWST is under the auspices of the Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, wife of His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah, Chairperson of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs and Chairperson of Sharjah Women’s Sport Foundation.
It is expected to see a wide participation of sport clubs from across the Arab world.

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