Distinctive Participation of Women for the First Time in the Badminton Competition
Dubai Sports Council (DSC) has launched the 5th edition of the Labor Sports Tournament earlier this month in collaboration with the Permanent Committee of Labor Affairs in Dubai, Dubai Police & Dubai Municipality, and under title “Their Happiness is Our Goal”.
The Tournament, which continues up to 13th March 2024, takes place at various 10 locations in Dubai, and it comprises 11 sports competitions.
The badminton competition of the current edition of the Labor Sports Tournament witnessed remarkable participation of more than 350 laborers; among them are female laborers for the first time in the Tournament's history.
Winners of the first three places besides winners of the individual titles in the badminton competition were honored valuable prizes & medals by Mr. Abdulla Shukri, the Secretary General of the Permanent Committee of Labor Affairs in Dubai / Ms. Fatima Ahmed, the General Coordinator of the Positive Soul Initiative / DSC's representative. Prizes were also awarded to the huge numbers of fans who attended in Al-Quoz Industrial Area to watch the competition and support participating contestants.
In women's category, competed by 56 female players, Emrail Team won 1st place, followed by the Women's Team of the Imdaad Co. in the 2nd place and Desert Group in the 3rd place. In men's category, DETCO won 1st place, followed by Emrail B in the 2nd place & Emrail A in the 3rd place.
The badminton competition was held at the Arena Dulsco Hall in Al-Quoz Industrial Area; one of the most active labor sites, where the volleyball & arm-wrestling competitions will also be held.
The kabaddi competition is scheduled on Sunday 24th Sept. at the indoor court of the New Testament School in Al-Garhoud.
Participants in the 5th edition of the Tournament compete in 11 sports competitions; these are: basketball, football, running, arm wrestling, badminton, volleyball, swimming, tug of war, yoga, cricket & kabaddi. The Tournament will take place at ten different locations; these are: Jebel Ali, Al-Quoz, Al-Jeddaf, DP World, DUTCO, Dulsco, ENOC Residential Complex, Qusais, Muhaisna 4 and Al-Ghurair Residential Complex.
DSC organizes the Labor Sports Tournament to give laborers unique opportunity to exercise favorite sports, spend entertaining times in useful activities, break the daily routine of work, cement social ties with counterparts in other entities & improve level of physical fitness. It also brings joy for laborers and helps them to increase productivity. The Tournament meets DSC's strategy to create a distinctive & happy sports society.
It is worth-mentioning that DSC has launched sports initiatives for laborers since 2010, under title “The First Labor Sports Festival”, with participation of thousands of laborers of various ages & multi-nationalities.