Players of Bahrain’s Al Ahli Club pose after their victory.
Spirited matches in the volleyball competition marked the final day of fifth edition of the Arab Women Sports Tournament (AWST).
In a game to secure the third place, Tunisia’s Club Sportif Sfaxien clinched a three-set win against Sharjah Women’s Sports Club.
The Tunisian athletes entered the first set with full force and end it to their favour 25-12. Sharjah athletes tried to clinch the second set however, the Tunisian team had the upper hand and controlled the sent ending it 25-16 to their favour. In the final set, the Tunisian team dominated the volleyball court and finished it 25-7. The 1-hour 6-minute match ended with a 75-35 at the final whistle.
Fighting for the fifth position, UAE’s Al Wasl put up a strong challenge against Jordan’s De La Sal and secured a 3-set win with a final score of 77-65 on Wednesday morning.
The local team dominated the first two sets 25-19, 25-21 despite a strong showing by the Jordanian athletes. The close contest continued in the final round as De La Sal tried to force the match into the 4th set. However, Al Wasl players wrapped up the match with a nail-biting 27-25 finish to their advantage.
Meanwhile, Bahrain’s Al Ahli Club clinched 7th place after a win against Saudi Arabia’s Princess Nora University 75-38 in a three-set match.
The Bahraini athletes sailed through the game with ease securing 25-9, 25-19, and 25-10 at the final whistle.
Egyptian Sporting Sports Club will take on Algeria’s Le Groupement Sportif des Petroliers to determine the championship title of AWST 2020 volleyball competition later in the day on Wednesday.
The event was under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher Bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, wife of His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the UAE Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjahand Chairperson of the Sharjah Women Sports (SWS), the Arab Women Sports Tournament (AWST), and organised by the Sharjah Women Sports (SWS) in partnership with the UAE Sports Council, Sharjah Sports Council and the Union of Arab National Olympic Committees.
The fifth edition of the tournament played a major role in building on the five years of success of the AWST brand, and support the growth and development of the regional sports industry and women sports initiatives.
Volleyball and archery competitions kicked off on Thursday, which was the second day, of the11th edition of the Ramadan Women’s Sports Tournament (RWST). The championship is currently taking place at the Sharjah Women’s Sports (SWS) gymnasium.
Sharjah Women’s Sports will host the 13th edition of the Ramadan Tournament from April 20 to April 24. Launched in 2009 and the tournament has witnessed great success over the past years.
Sharjah Women's Sports has entered into a partnership agreement with Arada to host and sponsor the Foundation’s events, activations and sports tournaments and events.
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The tournament will be held over the weekend of Feb.18-19, 2023 at Zayed City Sports Stadium, an iconic landmark in Abu Dhabi and the largest multi-purpose sports venue in the UAE.