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Players in action during a sixth Sharjah Labour Sports Tournament match.

Gulf Today, Staff Reporter

The sixth Sharjah Labour Sports Tournament, organised by the Labour Standards Development Authority (LSDA) in Sharjah, continued for the fifth week with great success at the Sharjah National Park stadiums.

The Authority’s Chairman,

Salem Yousef Al Qaseer, LSDA Chairman, highlighted the strong level of competition during the fifth week of the tournament, where 27 matches were played in football, basketball, volleyball, cricket and hockey.

Defending football champion, the Sharjah Police team, and the On Plan Real Estate team qualified for the final.

Sharjah Police booked the berth after defeating the Al Asdiqaa team with four goals. The On Plan Real Estate team edged past Smart Alert team, 2-1 in a closely contested match.

The basketball matches also witnessed exciting competitions resulting in the victory of the Fast team over the GMG team 47-22 and UAS over Old Gun – 20-0, Fast team also beat the Sharjah Co-op team 20-0 and the UAS team defeated the Friends team 40-30.

Three volleyball matches were played, resulting in the Bee’ah Turq team beating the Bee’ah Blue team 2-0, the Sharjah Airport team defeating the Saned team 2-0, and the Sharjah Police team defeating the Bee’ah Turq team 2-0.

Six cricket matches were played, resulting in the Wekaya team defeating the Sharjah Police Academy team by 45 runs, Kerala Tigers beat Saned by 21 runs, and Sharjah Municipality thrashed HMS Hospital by 8 wickets.

Sharjah Co-op team beat Archaeology Authority by 12 runs, Bee’ah 1 thumped Al Rayyan by 8 wickets, and the Emiri Guard downed Team Americana by 9 runs.

In hockey, the Sharjah Tigers Hockey Green team defeated Khalifa Hockey Club team 3-1, the UAE Falcons team played draw with Sharjah Municipality Hockey Club team 3-3, the Sharjah Tigers Hockey Blue team defeated the Accipiter Hockey Club team 5-2, and Sharjah Tigers Hockey Green defeated Scarlett Hockey Club 3-0.

Accipiter Hockey Club defeated Toba Tigers Hockey Club 3-1, UAE Falcons drew 1-1 with Sharjah Police and Sharjah Tigers Hockey Blue with Sharjah Municipality Hockey Club 1-1.

Sharjah Tigers Hockey Green team defeated the UAE Accipiter Hockey Club team 6-0, Toba Tigers Hockey Club tied with Khalifa Hockey Club 2-2 and Sharjah Municipality tied with Sharjah Tigers Hockey Green 3-3.

The Sharjah Police Hockey Club team won against Sharjah Tigers Hockey Blue 3-2, and the Sharjah Police Hockey Club team beat the Khalifa Hockey Club team 4-2.

Qaseer, Chairman of the Labour Standards Development Authority in Sharjah, praised the performance of the players participating in the tournament, stressing that the tournament represents a bright image of high level of competition.

“The wise leadership of the UAE is striving to have the country an attractive and ideal environment for all residents to practice all kinds of sports to improve health and social relationships.”

He added: “The Sharjah Labour Sports Tournament is to be added to the success story of the Emirate of Sharjah in organizing sports events at all levels.


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