Nominations for Shaikha Fatima Sports Award begins

The awards for individuals include prizes for best female athlete, disabled athlete, coach, media presenter and sporting administrator.



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Published: Fri 30 May 2014, 11:35 AM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 9:21 PM

Nominations for the second season of the Shaikha Fatima bint Mubarak Award for Women Athletes, with award prizes up to Dh200,000 for female athletes and Dh100,000 for sporting organisations, began from Wednesday.

The awards for individuals include prizes for best female athlete, disabled athlete, coach, media presenter and sporting administrator. Each winner will receive Dh200,000.

“The main objective is to encourage Arab women, especially ones with disabilities, to become athletes,” said Dr. Amal Al Qubaisi, general manager of Abu Dhabi Educational Council and member of the award’s Supreme Committee. “We want to motivate women to develop their capabilities in leadership and accomplishment.”

The organisations can win in categories including excellence in media work in women’s sports, the development of junior sports, sponsorship and marketing and the development of national teams.

There is also the female sports personality of the year award, which has two winners — one Emirati and one Arab. This award has no cash prize.

The person to be nominated should have an honourable sporting record, have had no sanctions issued against them and not have committed any act that contravenes sporting ethics. They also must have been involved in the sporting activity for two years and can only apply in one category they have not won before.


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