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Arab Women Sports Tournament 2020 to be held in Sharjah next month

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Jan. 23, 20 | 4:51 pm

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Eighteen clubs from nine countries will compete for the fifth edition of the Arab Women Sports Tournament (AWST) 2020 this coming February 2 to 12 in Sharjah.

They will be competing in two team sports, including basketball and volleyball.

Starting February 3, the basketball competitions will feature teams representing the UAE’s Sharjah Women’s Sports Club, Al Fuheis Club (Jordan), Al Fatat Sport Club (Kuwait), Groupement Sportif des Petroliers (Algeria), Riffa Sports Club (Bahrain), Al-Sahel Sports Club (Syria), Sporting Club (Egypt), Elite Athletic Club (Saudi Arabia), Al Amal Sportif and Al Watan Al Qabali from Tunisia.

Also on the same day, volleyball competitions will start with the following teams competing: Sharjah Women’s Sports Club and Al Wasl Sports Club from the UAE, De La Salle from Jordan, Groupement Sportif des Petroliers from Algeria, Al Ahli Club from Bahrain, Taldara Club from Syria, Sporting Club from Egypt, Saudi Club from the KSA and Club Sportif Sfaxien from Tunisia.

The venue of the training sessions and competitions in both basketball and volleyball will be held on the grounds of SWS, University of Sharjah, American University of Sharjah, Sharjah Youth (Wasit), Sajaya Young Ladies of Sharjah, and Sharjah Sports Club (Samnan).

“Arab sportswomen are gearing up to showcase their professionalism and skills in team sports at this prestigious tournament. The fifth edition of AWST will witness fierce competition amongst teams and will naturally boost the female sporting landscape of the Arab world,” Nada Askar Al Naqbi, Deputy Head of AWST’s Supreme Organising Committee and Head of its Executive Committee and Director General of SWS said.

The AWST 2020 will also include seven other nine sporting disciplines like shooting, table tennis, athletics, show jumping, fencing, archery, and karate.

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