First of its kind 3x3 Arab Women’s Basketball Tournament set for tip-off

Sport360 staff 13:59 28/10/2016
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Nada Al Naqbi, Director of Women Sports Department in Sharjah, Chairperson of the Women's Committee at the Arab Basketball Federation and Head of the Higher Organising Committee of the tournament.

The Tournament will be hosted in Sharjah under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher Bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, Chairperson of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs and wife of His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah.

Titled ‘Above the Rim, We Score,’ the inaugural pan-Arab women basketball competition is being organised by the Women Sport Department (WSD) at Sharjah Ladies Club (SLC) runs until 31 October.

It is the first tournament of its type in the Middle East and will feature Olympic Club from Algeria, Halabja Club from Iraq, the Lebanese International University Club from Lebanon, the University Student Team from Palestine and the Ministry of Youth and Sports’ team from Bahrain.

Clubs that are participating with two teams are hosts Sharjah Ladies Club, The Sporting Club from Egypt, G.S. Petroliers Club from Algeria, Orthodox Club from Jordan and Al Fahees Club, also from Jordan.

“The 3×3 Arab Women Basketball Tournament provides Arab athletes with a great opportunity to gain experience, develop their skills and enjoy good natured rivalry with a host of international participants,” said Nada Al Naqbi, Director of Women Sports Department in Sharjah.

“A successful tournament, along with FIBA’s recognition of its players, will motivate Sharjah Ladies Club and other women’s clubs in Arab countries to step up and take part in even more regional and international competitions, with the ultimate goal being representation at global championship tournaments.”

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