69 clubs from 17 nations to target AWST glory
Sharjah - The opening ceremony will be held on February 2 at 7pm at the Majaz Amphitheatre in Sharjah
Published: Wed 10 Jan 2018, 9:23 PM
Last updated: Wed 10 Jan 2018, 11:31 PM
The fourth edition of the Arab Women Sports Tournament (AWST) scheduled to kick off on February 2 will see 1,000 female athletes from 69 clubs in 17 GCC and MENA competing - the largest participation figure the tournament has witnessed in all its editions.
The Supreme Organising Committee (SOC) said at a press conference on Wednesday that participating nations include Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Lebanon, Morocco, Yemen, Palestine, Libya, Jordan, Egypt, Algeria, Somalia, Djibouti, Kuwait, Oman, Sudan, Iraq, and hosts the UAE.
Held under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, Wife of His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah, Chairperson of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs (SCFA) and Chairperson of Sharjah Women's Sports Foundation (SWSF), under the title 'The World is Your Court, Together Victorious', the 11-day event will run until February 12 at 10 new sports facilities in Sharjah.
ASWT 2018 will hold competitions in nine sporting disciplines: basketball, volleyball, table tennis, fencing, archery, shooting and athletics, show jumping, and karate, which makes a debut this year with three trophies to be claimed at different competitions.
Saudi Arabia are participating in five disciplines, while the UAE are participating with three clubs across all nine disciplines. Bahrain and Algeria will be competing across eight disciplines.
Jordan with four clubs for four disciplines while Libya will participate with three clubs each in three disciplines. Other participating countries include Palestine, which will participate with two clubs in two disciplines, and Kuwait is participating in five disciplines. Lebanon, Morocco and Djibouti are participating with one club each in one disciplines.
The opening ceremony will be held on February 2 at 7pm at the Majaz Amphitheatre in Sharjah.