The padel competition of the 11th edition of 'Sheikha Hind Women's Sports Tournament' was successfully concluded on 12th Nov. 2023 with distinctive participation of female employees, represented 43 teams from various governmental, semi-governmental & private entities.
'Sheikha Hind Women's Sports Tournament' is organized by Dubai Sports Council, aiming to attract women sports talents and to increase the level of women's awareness with the importance of the exercise of sport & physical activities.
The Tournament, the biggest of its kind, is held with participation of more than 1000 female employees of various ages & muti-nationalities, and it is scheduled to be concluded on 20th Nov.
Participants in the Tournament compete in 7 sports competitions; these are: bowling, running, cycling, padel, badminton, shooting & obstacles challenge.
The padel competition took place at the Just Padel Club in Rashid Port. Contestants in the competition, who were classified into locals & expatriates' categories, presented strong & distinctive performance.
In locals' category, Mira Al-Falasi & Sheikha Al-Shamsi from RTA won 1st place, followed by Fatima Al-Baloushi & Asma Montaser from Dubai Customs in the 2nd place and Hiba Sami & Sarah Bashir of the Public Prosecution in the 3rd place.
In expatriates' category, Jessica Lucas & Maryam Al-Hashimi from the Just Padel secured 1st place, followed by Sondos Salim & Hessa Ahli of RTA in the 2nd place and Miya Alfa & Hiba Al-Sayed from Dubai Police in the 3rd place.
The padel competition was held as per rules & regulations applicable in the UAE Padel Association.
The badminton competition, which was launched on Monday 13th Nov. at Al-Nasr Sports Club, is scheduled to continue up to 16th Nov. Participants in this competition are also classified into locals & expatriates' categories.
The 4.5 km running competition to take place on Friday 17th Nov. at Meydan Racetrack. Racers in this competition are classified into two categories (locals' category and open category).
The shooting competition is scheduled on Saturday 18th Nov. at the Fazza Shooting Range in Al-Rawiya, to be followed by the obstacles challenge on Sunday 19th Nov. at the Gravity Gym Club in Al-Quoz.
The cycling competition will be held on Monday 20th Nov. at Deira Palm Island. Contestants are classified into three categories; as follows: 20 km locals' category / 20 km expatriates' category / 30 km open category.
All competitions to be held during evening times in order to enable participants and fans to carry out their tasks & duties during the official working hours without any need for absence or early leaving.
The technical committee stated that rules applicable in local federations will be implemented, in addition to all articles which are newly introduced in the respective federations. Rules & regulations are stipulated in a way that copes with abilities of female associates of governmental, semi-governmental & private entities and in such way that does not contradict the rules applicable in each of the respective federations.