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Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
The Labour Standards Development Authority in sharjah (LSDA) has completed preparations for the launch of the fourth edition of the Sharjah Labour Sports Tournament on Friday, Feb.5, and will last until April 2, 2021.
LSDA holds the tournament in cooperation with the Sharjah Sports Council and Reach Target Sports Company, every Friday at the playgrounds of Sharjah Sports Council in sharjah National Park, opposite Sharjah International Airport, from 8 to 11 am and from 1 to 5 pm. All the precautionary measures decided by the country in sports activities will be strictly applied in the tournament.
The concept of the tournament is based on holding several sports competitions among labour teams in five sports, as more than 1200 players are expected to participate and divided among the following teams: football 20 teams, cricket 25 teams, basketball, volleyball and hockey 12 teams each.
The teams will be divided into groups in the league system of one round, with the first of each group ascending to the final rounds. As in the previous editions, which were greatly successful, the fourth edition will also witness a grand closing ceremony, to crown the winning teams and honour them with cash and kind prizes amounting to Dhs 250,000.
Salem Yousef Al Qaseer, Chairman of labour Standards Development Authority in Sharjah, expected the fourth edition of the tournament to have high response and participation from workers and staff of the public and private sector. He said the tournament is part of the authority's strategic plan, set forth by His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, to establish sport as a lifestyle and way of entertainment for workers.
He said the tournament contributes in achieving the LSDA’s objectives under the direct supervision of Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Sharjah and Chairman of the Executive Council. He also thanked the partners from the public and private sectors who contributed to the success of the previous editions.
The championship has witnessed outstanding success and great turnout in the past three years, as it aims to strengthen cooperation and teamwork among workers and between them and their employers.
Taking place at Sharjah National Park, 12 matches were played in football, basketball, and cricket categories of the tournament. Hockey matches are postponed until next week as the volleyball games expected to resume soon.
The Labour Standards Development Authority (LSDA) in Sharjah has announced the list of teams qualifying for the second round of the football competition of the fourth Sharjah Labour Sports Tournament.
Sharjah Labour Standards Development Authority crowned the winners of the various disciplines of the fourth edition of Sharjah Labour Sports Tournament at a glittering ceremony held on Friday.
Pep Guardiola's side were teetering on the brink of blowing the title after falling 2-0 behind midway through the second half at the Etihad Stadium.
Fatima Al Housani bagged the gold in the discus throw and a bronze in the 11.84-meter long jump competition, while Latifa Al Kaabi won the triple jump gold and a silver in the 5.34m long jump competition.
The 3x3 Basketball Championship, organized by the Sharjah Women's Sports Foundation, concluded on Saturday with the participation of 10 amateur teams.