The Supreme Organizing Committee of the Arab Women Sports Tournament, has set February 2, 2020, as the launch date of the fifth edition of the sporting event, which will be held in Sharjah under the patronage of Chairperson of Sharjah Women’s Sports (SWS).
A big number of sports clubs in the region have already signed up to participate in the prestigious event.
A tournament manifesto has been released by the committee, which defines the roles and objectives of all administrative committees, including the Supreme Organizing Committee, the Executive Committee and this upcoming edition’s administration.
It also highlights the roles of the follow-up and supervision, sportswomen eligibility, doping control, disciplinary and appellate committees, games’ technical committees, as well as outlining the roles of the General Secretariat for the union of key committees of the tournament.
The manifesto contains comprehensive details of the eligibility criteria that players and athletes will need to meet to qualify for the tournaments nine competitions: basketball, volleyball, table tennis, archery, fencing, equestrian jumping, karate, shooting and athletics.
The document also lays the roles, obligations and required competencies of the entities involved, and sets out the workflow protocol of national sports authorities, the Federation of Committees and the Arab Sports Federations who will be involved in the tournament.
The pan-Arab tournament is held biennially with the aim of furthering women’s sports in the Arab region.
SWS is currently preparing for its fifth edition, which will take place in February 2020.
More than 65 women sports clubs from more than 15 Arab countries have competed on the AWST platform since the tournament’s inception.