Sixth Sharjah Labour Sports Tournament concludes with great success

Sixth Sharjah Labour Sports Tournament concludes with great success

Published Date : Mar 19, 2023

The Labour Standards Development Authority in Sharjah crowned the winning teams of the Sixth edition of the Sharjah Labour Sports Tournament at a glittering closing ceremony which marked the successful conclusion of the three-month-long event. Organized by the Authority on the sports fields of Sharjah National Park in cooperation with the Sharjah Sports Council, more than 2,000 players forming 100 teams participated in the tournament in five games, namely football, basketball, volleyball, hockey, and cricket. The tournament continued every Saturday for a period of three months.

The closing ceremony was attended by His Excellences Salem Yousef Al Qaseer, Chairman of the Labour Standards Development Authority in Sharjah, Omar Salim Al Sharji, Director of Labour Standards and Policies Department at the Labour Standards Development Authority, and Tariq Salem Al Khanbashi, Chairman of the organizing company, Reach Target, a number of officials in the sports sector as well as representatives of the participating teams.

Qaseer - success of tournament due to support of Ruler and Crown prince

In his speech at the closing ceremony, Salem Al Qaseer affirmed that the sixth Sharjah Labour Sports Tournament was crowned with great success, just like the previous editions. He said, "The tournament has succeeded in encouraging workers to have sports as a healthy lifestyle.” He attributed the success of the tournament to the support of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, and the follow-up of His Excellency Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Sharjah, Chairman of the Executive Council. They are both encouraging labour sports, he added.

He pointed out that the tournament came to complement the sports boom in Sharjah and to integrate labour sports into the general sports scene of the Emirate to add a new chapter to Sharjah’s sports achievements.

He said, "The LSDA is proud of the great demand and success of the tournament, being the first of its kind in the country. By organizing it, we seek to devote the idea of ​​teamwork, on which sports are based, and to contribute to promoting labour sports.

Salem Al Qaseer thanked the Sharjah Sports Council, the organizing company Reach Target and all those who contributed to the success of the tournament, including sponsors and institutions from the government and private sectors.

Winning teams crowned

 LSDA Chairman Salem Al Qaseer gave away the trophies to the winning teams in the first three places with cups and medals in a grand ceremony. The winners were in Football, Sharjah Police team was crowned with the gold medal after winning the final match 3-2, against Fast Contracting team, which won the silver, and the On Plan Real Estate team, which came third. The best player of the tournament went to Mohammed Mustafa Hims from Fast team, the best scorer was Sufian Hammam from Al Hilal team, the best goalkeeper was Jabir Mohammed from Sharjah Police team, and the best coach was Adel Abdul Karim from Sharjah Police.

In basketball, The UAS team was crowned champion, the second was GMG team, and the third was Friends team. In volleyball Sharjah Police team came first, the second was Club Dunes team, and the third Friends team. In cricket the first place went to Wekaya team, the second was Bee’a team, and the third was Abonmed team. In hockey Oscar team was crowned in the first place, the second place went to UAE Falcon Hockey Club team, and the third was Sharjah Tiger team.