Players in action during a football match of the sixth Sharjah Labour Sports Tournament.
The sixth Sharjah Labour Sports Tournament, organized by the Labour Standards Development Authority in Sharjah, continued with the participation of about 2,000 players comprising 100 teams, competing on the sports fields of Sharjah National Park.
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.
The fourth week's competitions were attended by Salem Youssef Al Qaseer, LSDA Chairman, who inspected the sports fields and met with organizers and players to get their feedback.
He expressed satisfaction over the technical and organizational levels of the tournament in its fourth week, urging all to exert their best to match the excellent level and reputation of the Emirate of Sharjah in organizing and hosting sports events.
In football, Sharjah Police edged past Sharjah Immigration 1-0, Friends team overcame Al Hassan FC 3-2. Grainta team defeated Hasan Malatem team 2-1, and Sharjah Co-op team beat Chadian Community 2-1. Fast Contracting team thrashed Americana 6-1 and Smart Alert thumped Al Hilal 4-0. Black Phone team defeated Al Haiba Real Estate 2-1, and On Plan, Real Estate team defeated Al Hijl team 6-0.
Basketball competitions resulted in the victory of GMG team over Friends 40-35 and Fast team over Old Gun 20-0.
The UAS team defeated Sharjah Co-op 53-47. In volleyball competitions, the Saned team defeated Beach Orange team 2-0, and Friends team beat Bee'a Turq 2-0. Club Dunes defeated Sharjah Airport 2-0, and the same team, Club Dunes, beat Bee'ah Orange 2-0.
In the cricket competitions, Team Americana beat Al Saud Sharjah by 6 wickets, Falcon Gallery team edged past HMS Hospital Dubai after winning the match by 46 runs, and Abonmed team defeated ES Global Rack by 36 runs. RAK Wings team defeated Sharjah Airport team 28 runs, ES Global RAK team defeated Sharjah Co-op 13 runs, and Globelink West Star team defeated Saned 12 runs.
In hockey, the 7 strong matches resulted in the Sharjah Police Hockey team defeating Toba Tiger Hockey 3-0, Sharjah Municipality team tied with Sri loin team 1-1, Sharjah Police team won over Accipiter Hockey 1-0, Scarlett beat Khalifa Hockey 2-0. Sharjah Municipality team defeated Accipiter 4-2, Scarlet Hockey Club defeated Toba Tiger Hockey 2-1, and Scarlet Hockey team defeated Sharjah Police team 4-2.
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.
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.
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.
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