Players in action during a basketball match of the sixth Sharjah Labour Sports Tournament.
The sixth Sharjah Labour Sports Tournament, organized by the Labour Standards Development Authority in Sharjah, continued for the third week with great success on the sports fields of Sharjah National Park.
About 2,000 players forming more than 100 teams, representing government and private institutions, are competing in football, basketball, volleyball, cricket, and hockey events.
The tournament aims at strengthening ties among workers and providing them with the chance to fairly compete.
The tournament also aims at providing Sharjah sports clubs with a chance to seek new talents.
In the third week 23 matches were played in four disciplines, reflecting the interest of the UAE in general and the Emirate of Sharjah in particular in promoting sports.
LSDA Chairman Salem Youssef Al Qaseer, praised the level of the tournament and the high skills shown by the players, making it an opportunity to discover talented players. He said LSDA will facilitate the clubs to seek such talents.
Some 12 matches were played in football, three in basketball, and four each in volleyball and hockey, while the cricket teams were unable to play in the morning due to the unstable weather conditions and rain.
In football, Al Hassan FC defeated their counterpart, Sharjah Municipality team, 3-0, and Chadian community team blanked Sportni 3-0 as well. Black Phone beat Saned 5-3, and On Plan Real-estate downed Zed Pro FC 3-2. Americana team thrashed Bee’ah team 8-0 and Grinta team defeated Sharjah Archaeology Authority 3-0. Al Hilal team cruised past Admirals team 2-0, and Sharjah Police team played to a draw with Al Haiba Real-estate team 1-1. The Sharjah Immigration team defeated Al Hijl team 8-4 and Hassan Malatem group beat Jafar 6-3. Sharjah Co-op team defeated Al Asdiqaa team 2-0 and Fast Contracting beat the Smart Alert 5-1.
The strong basketball competitions resulted in the victory of Fast Contracting team over Friend team 54-16, Old Gun team defeated Sharjah Co-op team 26-29 and the UAS team beat GMG team 38-40.
In volleyball, Sharjah Police team defeated the Bee’ah Blue team 2-0, Bee’ah Turq team edged past Bee’ah Orange team 2-1, Clubdunes team downed Saned team 2-0, and Friends team defeated Sharjah Airport team 2-0.
The hockey tournament witnessed 4 strong matches, during the third week of the sixth ongoing edition of the Sharjah Labour Sports Tournament. The Sharjah Police team defeated the Sri Lion team 8-1. Dubai Scarlet team defeated Sharjah Municipality team 8-1, Sri Lion defeated Accipiter 3-1, and Sharjah Municipality team defeated Khalifa team 5-0.
The fourth week saw strong competition, as 28 matches were played, in five disciplines; 8 football, 3 basketball, 4 volleyball, 6 cricket, and 7 hockey matches.
Organised by the Labour Standards Development Authority in Sharjah, the tournament is being played on the sports grounds of Sharjah National Park, every Saturday for three months.
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.
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.
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Sheikh Mohammed Bin Hamad affirmed the high position that the emirate enjoys in organising and hosting the most important marine sports competitions in the world.
The biggest casualty of the opening day was former World No.12 Sabine Lisicky as the German went down tamely against Uzbekistan’s Nigina Abduraimova 6-3, 6-4.