Football, cricket and hockey matches highlighted the second week of the Sharjah Labour Sports Tournament.
Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
The second week of the fourth Sharjah Labour Sports Tournament, witnessed high competition in 24 matches played of football, basketball, hockey and cricket. Organised by the Labour Standards Development Authority in Sharjah, the tournament is held at the sports fields of the Sharjah Sports Council in Sharjah National Park, opposite Sharjah International Airport.
Salem Youssef Al Qaseer, Chairman of the Labour Standards Development Authority in Sharjah attended the tournament and hailed the level of the competition continued for the fourth consecutive year at the instructions of His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, to provide an appropriate work environment in the Emirate of Sharjah." He further stressed that the tournament has succeeded in strengthening relationships between employers and workers.
Qaseer added: "We have sought in the fourth edition to raise the level of competition among teams, and to provide an opportunity for all government institutions and private companies, to participate in its activities, to enhance transparency, strong ties and cooperation between workers and employers, strengthening their human relationships, and building bridges of trust among them. As that’s what sport has always achieved in societies. It is also applying all preventive measures taken in sports events in the country.” In the football discipline, five matches were held, which witnessed exciting competition, and resulted in the National Paints team overcoming the European Union team by a solitary goal, and with the same result, the Injazat Group team edged past Hala Medical centre.
The Sharjah Cooperative Society meanwhile defeated the Blossoming team 2-1 and the Commandos team defeated its engineering counterpart, the Gardens, 3-2 while the ADNOC team hammered five goals past the BXB team.
Three cricket matches were held, in which Emirates Stevedoring defeated Al Dhaid Municipality (47-3, 46-7); the Sharjah Humanitarian team beat Dibba Al Hisn (55-5, 50-2); and the Emirates Stevedoring team defeated ADNOC Dubai with a score of (35-1, 32-5).
The hockey championship witnessed 12 strong matches, which took place in an atmosphere of excitement and resulted in the victory of the UAE Falcons Field Hockey Club-Green over the Dubai Hockey Club team 2– 0.
the United Emirates Hockey Club colour team defeated the Sharjah Tigers India Hockey Club-Blue, 2-1; the Sharjah Tigers India Hockey Club-Black team defeated United Emirates Hockey Club-White 1–0; the Sharjah Tigers Field Hockey Club beat UAE Falcons Field Hockey Club-Red 2-1, the UAE Falcons Field Hockey Club-Green beat the United Emirates Hockey Club colour 3-1; and the Sharjah Tigers India Hockey Club-Black team beat the Sharjah Tigers Field Hockey Club" 2-0, whereas the Dubai Hockey Club team beat the Sharjah Tigers India Hockey Club-Blue 4–0 in some of the matches played.
Four basketball matches were held, resulting in the Sharjah Driving Institute team defeating the Bisdak team 79–48; the Sharjah Cooperative Society team beating the Blossoming team 48–46; the Abu Shagarah team defeating the Fast Building Contracting team 67–55 and Armado team defeating the Bicol Oragon team, 60-55.
The competitions will continue next Friday, with new rounds in the tournament games, including the commencement of the volleyball championship.
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