Shaikha Jawahar Al Qasimi: I am proud of Emirati sportswomen

Shaikha Jawahar commends the preparations of the Arab Women Sports Tournament to be held in Sharjah.

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Published: Sun 26 Jan 2014, 4:09 PM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 9:13 PM

Shaikha Jawahar bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, wife of His Highness Dr Shaikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Ruler of Sharjah and Member of the Supreme Council, and Chairperson of Sharjah Ladies Club (SLC), said she’s proud of Emirati sportswomen.

She expressed pride in a statement directed at Sharjah Ladies Club athletes, highlighting that Arab women are now competing at regional and international levels.

Shaikha Jawahar also commended the preparations of the Sharjah Ladies Club for the Arab Women Sports Tournament (AWST 2014).

AWST 2014 will be hosted in Sharjah from February 2 to 12 and will see 900 athletes participate from 14 Arab countries.

Shaikha Jawahar said that the UAE aims to present a worthy tournament that will establish a solid foundation for women’s sports in the region.

She said she hopes the AWST athletes will use the tournament as a springboard to compete internationally.

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