Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher Al Qasimi is an enthusiastic sports woman and supporter of sports activities in Sharjah. In 1994 she founded the table tennis team, basketball team and the volleyball team for the UAE. Her love of sports sparked the creation of many events like the GCC Women’s Sports Tournament which later became Arab Women’s Sport Tournament which was initiated in 2012 & hosted by SharjahWoman’s Sports Foundation.
Upon the instructions of His Highness Sheikh Dr.Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, to establish “Sharjah Women Sports Foundation” by Amiri Decree No. (79) for the year 2016 which was released on the 10th of November 2016, headed by the wife of His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah, Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohamed Al Qassimi – Chairperson of the Supreme Council for family Affairs.
Sharjah Women Sport Foundation aims at serving the sports sector in all aspects and promoting women sports in the United Arab Emirates in general and in the city of Sharjah in particular. The Foundation seeks to highlight the role of UAE athletic women in sport events to enter global competitions, and encourage women participation in different sports.
The Foundation also strives to establish a modern, integrated system to promote women sport in the city as per the world’s best practices, empower national competencies, develop human capital in sports, and raise a generation of women leaders in sports, in cooperation with world institutions.
It also aims at spreading sports culture, providing a stimulating environment that contributes to promoting women sports and offering sports services to the targeted segments as per world standards.