Shooting, Fencing, Archery… for girls in UAE

By Sheena Amos

Sharjah Women’s Sports Foundation’s new activities

SHARJAH 23 September 2017: In keeping with its mission to grow and advance women’s sports in Sharjah and the UAE, the Sharjah Women’s Sports Foundation (SWSF), has introduced a list of 9 key sporting activities including basketball, volleyball, table tennis, shooting, archery, fencing and several athletic options.

Other sports include show jumping, and self-defence disciplines like karate, jiu-jitsu and taekwondo, said Wam.


Through its development strategy, the foundation seeks to train a higher number of Emirati sportswomen and give them prominence in the regional and international sports scene by enabling them to compete in important tournaments.

“SWSF has been leading the emirate’s efforts to develop the athletic talents of women, eliminating taboos and encouraging women to take up sports, and has extended both financial and emotional support to them,” said said Nada Askar Al Naqbi, Director-General of SWSF.


“We have been hosting the Arab Women Sports Tournament in Sharjah for three years, providing female athletes with a professional platform on which to compete and showcase their skills. Such initiatives go a long way in not just elevating the stature of women in sports in Sharjah and the UAE, but is a window through which the world can learn about the local talent that exists in the UAE,” said Al Naqbi.


The foundation seeks to increase its efforts in developing and empowering women, especially in the field sports sector. We envision a future for our nation where Emirati women will be as capable to represent us at regional and international tournaments. We want them to achieve glory in sports for themselves, their families, community and country in key global sports such as basketball, volleyball, table tennis, karate and shooting. SWSF aims to nurture the unique abilities of local sportswomen, and continue to raise awareness about the importance of women in sports among local community members,” Al Naqbi added.