Sharjah: The Women’s Sports Foundation in Sharjah is all set to host a 3×3 women’s basketball championship at the Sharjah Women’s Sports Club on the 21st of May.
The championship which is open to any group of amateurs, irrespective of whether they are citizens or expatriates, strives to discover new talent to join the club after learning about their level and being evaluated by the competent technical departments.
According to the Sharjah Women’s Sports Foundation, the competition is expected to spread the game of basketball and women’s sports culture in the UAE in general and Sharjah in particular, as well as to create an atmosphere of contest among various groups of society in a sport characterized by its simplicity, flexibility, and excitement, according to Sharjah Women’s Sports Foundation.
The event is also expected to contribute towards improving the sports awareness of all participants and highlighting the great interest that women’s sports enjoys thanks to the efforts and unwavering support of H.H. Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, wife of H.H. the Ruler of Sharjah and Chairperson of the Sharjah Women’s Sports Foundation.
The unwavering support offered by Sheikha Jawaher has resulted in several accomplishments in all the technical and administrative parts of the foundation’s work system for women’s sport.
Commenting about the competition, Ms. Noura Al Hamer, Head of Community Sports at Sharjah Women’s Sports Foundation, highlighted that the 3×3 Women’s Basketball Championship is in line with the foundation’s integrated strategy to develop women’s sports in the UAE in general and the emirate in particular.
The Head of Community Sports remarked that such competitions highlight Emirati women’s participation while providing them a chance to prepare for regional and international competitions, as well as encouraging them to participate in different sports.
Ms. Al Hamer further added that, “The championship is in line with the foundation’s vision of a vibrant women’s community that achieves global sporting achievements in a mission to promote women’s sport, raise community awareness, and encourage women of all ages to participate in sports, discover talent, and build sports leadership in accordance with the highest ethical standards and authentic Emirati values.”