SHARJAH, 22nd January, 2023 (WAM) — The second week of the Sharjah Labour Sports Tournament, saw exciting competitions in 30 games played in football, basketball, volleyball, hockey and cricket.
Organised by the Labour Standards Development Authority (LSDA) in Sharjah, the tournament is being played on the sports grounds of Sharjah National Park, every Saturday for three months.
LSDA Chairman Salem Yousef Al Qaseer praised the technical level of competitions, and its success in promoting the labour sports in the emirate, in implementation of the directives of H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah.
Al-Qaseer said, “In this sixth edition of the tournament, we were keenly interested to provide an opportunity for all government and private institutions to participate in order to raise the level of competition among the players, with the aim of spreading sports as a lifestyle in the work environment in Sharjah.”
In the second week of the tournament, 12 strong football matches were played, and resulted in a draw between Hassan Mallatem Group and Zed Pro with two goals each, a victory for On Plan Real Estate over Julfar 4-0. Fast Contracting achieved won the Sharjah Archaeology Authority 5-1, Grinta defeated the Smart Alert 2-0. Sharjah Police won Sporty 5-1. Al Haiba Read Estate defeated Chadian Community 3-1, Sharjah Immigrations won Saned 4-0, and Al Hilal over Sharjah Municipality 15-0. Black Phone defeated Al Hajl 2-1, Sharjah Co-op beated American 2-1, and Al-Hassan FC beated Admirals 4-2.
Three basketball matches were held, in which UAS defeated UAS Faster 62-38, Friends defeated Old Gun 30-39, and GMG defeated Sharjah Co-op 30-11. Three volleyball matches were also held, in which Club Dunes defeated each of Bee’ah 4 and Bee’ah 3- 2-0 each, and Friends also beat Bee’ah 3 as well 2-0.
Five matches were held in the cricket competition, in which Wekaya Shadows won over Kerala Tigers by 7 wickets, Al Rayan Sharjah Strikers over Saned Facility Team with 71 runs, Bee’ah 3 over Sharjah Airport with 25 runs, Sharjah Police over Team Americana by 8 wickets, and Team Archaeology over the Black Warriors with 8 wickets.
Seven strong hockey games were played, resulted in the victory of Sharjah Municipality over Dubai Red Hockey 2-0, Sri Lion defeating Dubai Blue Hockey 2-0, Sharjah Police beating Sharjah Municipality 3-2. Dubai Blue Hockey beat Accipiter 4-1, Dubai Scarlet beating Sri Line 2-1, and Sharjah Police beat Dubai Red Hockey 3-0.
The competitions will continue next Saturday, which will witness a new round of the competition games.