Jordanian sportswomen ready for the Arab Women Sports Tournament (AWST)

World Yen Doran 02-Feb-2020
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Jordan’s Fuheis Youth Club aims to settle no less than gold in The Arab Women Sports Tournament (AWST) organized by Sharjah Women’s Sports, from Feb. 2 to Feb, participated by 78 clubs from 18 Arab nations.

The AWST is being organized in partnership with the UAE Sports Council, the Sharjah Sports Council and the Union of Arab National Olympic Committees.

Launched in 2012, the bi-yearly Olympics-themed women’s sports tournament hosts clubs from Arab nations.

They compete in nine sports: Karate, basketball, volleyball, fencing, show jumping, shooting, archery, athletics and table tennis.

Jordan’s Fuheis Youth Club is very confident at being the top in basketball this year, although they lost the final game by one point in the previous AWST.

While for volleyball, the De La Salle Club is geared up to prove its best performance.

Hamada Sports Club will be competing in table tennis, while Al-Aryan Equestrian Club will represent Jordan in the show-jumping category.

Saqr Quraish Club’s martial artists are eager to clinch gold in karate.

The Fuheis Youth Club President Ayman Samawi said that AWST has a significant impact on enhancing the Arab women’s sports landscape since its first edition.

Samawi thanked AWST’s organizers for offering Arab sportswomen from 18 nations yet another opportunity to demonstrate their skills and compete in a world-class environment.

Faisal Al-Nsoor, the club’s coach, said that AWST has offered the region’s sportswomen a major impetus to continue perfecting their game and gain more expertise in their respective sporting disciplines.