Dubai Sports Council has announced the opening of the door of registration for the 6th edition of “Sheikha Hind Women's Sports Tournament"; the greatest of its kind, which is arranged as per the directives of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, the Crown Prince of Dubai & Chairman of DSC, and under the patronage of H.H. Sheikha Hind Bint Maktoum Bin Juma Al-Maktoum, the Wife of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, the Vice President & Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai.
The 6th edition of the Tournament is scheduled from 16th to 30th Oct. 2018.
The Tournament's details were declared in a technical workshop, convened Tuesday 4th Sept. 2018 at DSC's premises at Sofitel Hotel in Sheikh Zayed Road, in the presence of female coordinators of sports activities in governmental, semi-governmental & private entities and representatives of the associations of respective sports games.
The workshop explained the technical & organizational regulations of all competitions of the 6th edition of the Tournament. Full answers were given to all enquiries & registration procedures.
The technical committee announced that referees will manage matches as per rules & regulations, applicable in the Association of each of the respective sports games.
The Organizing Committee of the Tournament expressed that the female associates of governmental, semi-governmental & private sectors may complete registration procedures up to 4th Oct. 2018 through the official website of DSC www.dubaisc.ae to contest tough competitions in 10 sports games; these are: : basketball, volleyball, handball, swimming, cycling, road race, chess, badminton, bowling & table tennis.
Categories & number of female players, who are to participate in the competitions of this Tournament, are specified as per circular No. 66 – 2018, issued by the General Authority of Sport with respect to the participation of players in sports events, based on the Directives of H.H. The UAE's President. In this regard, local female players, female players whose mothers are locals, females who were born in UAE and females who hold Comoros Passport are all allowed to participate in the event.
The Organizing Committee pointed out that female players, who are affiliated in clubs, are also entitled to participate with teams of their corporations.
All competitions to be held during evening times so as to enable players and spectators carry out their tasks & duties during morning times without any need for absence or early leaving.
Individual competitions are classified into two categories; these are local & expatriate categories, with exception to the bowling competition, which is classified into individual & team categories.
Number of players in each competition is specified, as part of the technical regulations of each game, according to the prevailing rules of the respective game. In this regard, each handball, basketball & volleyball team is allowed to register 16 players / 12 players in each team in bowling competition; 6 locals & 6 expatriates / in individual competitions (chess, badminton, road race, cycling, swimming, table tennis) registration is allowed for 14 players; 7 locals & 7 expatriates.
The Organizing Committee stated that the team competitions in addition to the badminton & table tennis competitions will take place at the indoor hall of Dubai Stars Club in Al-Mezhar / swimming competition to be contested at the Swimming Pool of Al-Wasl Sports Club / the 16 km cycling race to be held at Nad Al-Sheba Sports Racecourse / the 3000 M road race is scheduled at Warqa Racetrack (Warqa Park opposite to Aswaq Market) / chess competition to be held at Dubai Chess & Culture Club / bowling competition, is scheduled at Dubai International Bowling Center in Al-Mamzar
Conditions of Registration:
The Organizing Committee has decided that each player is allowed to participate in different three competitions; i.e. one team game and two individual games or three individual games only. Each team is not allowed to register more than five expatriate players.
On the other hand, each team is not allowed to recruit more than one local player from other corporations in team competitions.
Rules of Competition:
The Organizing Committee has decided that each team competition not to be contested by more than 8 teams. If more than 8 teams apply to participate in one competition, then priority will be given to the first eight registered teams. The team competitions comprise two stages; these are the preliminary & final stages.
“Sheikha Hind Women's Sports Tournament" is one of the most eminent events in the agenda of DSC, which gives special consideration to the women's sports.
The Woman Sports Committee of DSC arranges “Sheikha Hind Woman's Sports Tournament" to support women sport in Dubai / popularize the culture of woman sports practice as a basic factor to help woman enjoys healthy life and to enable her to deal with burdens of life / boost social ties among female employees of various governmental corporations / create entertaining environment among female employees / break the daily routine of work / encourage ladies to join fair competitions / attract qualified ladies to assume leading sports designations.
The Organizing Committee has prepared specialized training courses & workshops for players, coaches & referees in various sports games, during the upcoming period, targeting associates of governmental & semi–governmental entities besides the private sector, which is introduced recently to the various competitions of the Tournament.
The Tournament has attained remarkable success during the last years, since it provides distinctive programs & initiatives; top of which are to make female employees aware of the importance of the exercise of sport & physical activities and to make the same as lifestyle in spite of the other several life burdens. Governmental corporations have supported the Woman's Sports Committee through the distinctive participations during the last editions of the Tournament. In this respect, it is to be mentioned that the first edition of the Tournament was joined by 166 female employees, represented 13 corporations, while the second edition was contested by more than 260 employees, represented 16 corporations. The third edition of the Tournament was arranged with participation of more than 400 employees who formed 92 teams, represented 20 corporations. The 4th edition of the Tournament was joined by 558 female athletes, represented 25 governmental & semi-governmental entities, while the last edition was joined by 685 players from 32 governmental, semi-governmental & private entities.