Players in action during a Sharjah Labour Sports Tournament match.
The second week of the Sharjah Labour Sports Tournament saw exciting competitions with 30 games played over the weekend.
The teams were in action in football, basketball, volleyball, hockey, and cricket matches.
Organised by the Labour Standards Development Authority in Sharjah, the tournament is being played on the sports grounds of Sharjah National Park, every Saturday for three months.
Salem Yousef Al Qaseer, LSDA Chairman, praised the technical level of competitions, and its success in promoting the labour sports in the emirate, in implementation of the directives of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah.
Qaseer said, "In this sixth edition of the tournament, we were keenly interested in providing 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 football matches were played.
Hassan Mallatem Group and Zed Pro played a draw while On Plan Real Estate drubbed Julfar 4-0.
Fast Contracting thrashed Sharjah Archaeology Authority 5-1 and Grinta beat Smart Alert 2-0. Sharjah Police beat Sporty 5-1. Al Haiba Read Estate defeated Chadian Community 3-1 while Sharjah Immigrations downed Saned 4-0, and Al Hilal thrashed Sharjah Municipality 15-0. Black Phone defeated Al Hajl 2-1, Sharjah Co-op beat American 2-1, and Al-Hassan FC beat 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 Bee’ah 4 and Bee’ah 3 by an identical 2-0 margin while Friends also beat Bee’ah 3 as well 2-0.
Five matches were held in the cricket competition, in which Wekaya Shadows defeated Kerala Tigers by seven wickets, Al Rayan Sharjah Strikers beat Saned Facility Team with 71 runs, Bee’ah 3 overcame Sharjah Airport with 25 runs, Sharjah Police outplayed Team Americana by 8 wickets and Team Archaeology eased past Black Warriors by 8 wickets.
Seven hockey games were also played in which Sharjah Municipality beat Dubai Red Hockey 2-0, Sri Lion defeated Dubai Blue Hockey 2-0, Sharjah Police beat Sharjah Municipality 3-2, Dubai Blue Hockey outplayed Accipiter 4-1, Dubai Scarlet edged out Sri Line 2-1 and Sharjah Police blanked Dubai Red Hockey 3-0.
The fourth week saw strong competition, as 28 matches were played, in five disciplines; 8 football, 3 basketball, 4 volleyball, 6 cricket, and 7 hockey matches.
In the third week 23 matches were played in four disciplines, reflecting the interest of the UAE in general and the Emirate of Sharjah in particular in promoting sports.
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