Sharjah Women’s Sports Club athletes gearing up for new season

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Different teams from the Sharjah Women’s Sports Club are taking part in international and local camps to get ready for the new season.

Gulf Today, Staff Reporter

Through a series of internal and external camps focusing on boosting the level of concentration and gearing up for the new sports season 2022-2023, the Sharjah Women’s Sports Club continues its programmes to prepare female players in each of the club’s listed 11 sports.

The Sharjah Women’s Sports Club Fencing team will travel to Spain to attend an external camp where they will train alongside players from the Spanish clubs. The number of players participating in the camp is nine, and they will be supervised by coach Yanina.

The athletics team is taking part in an internal camp in Sharjah, which started on August 21 and ends on Thursday, with 14 players honing their skills. The camp’s goal is to determine the players who will compete in the upcoming championships while preparing for the overall season.

Four players from the Sharjah Women’s Sports Club table tennis team traveled to Slovakia for a nine-day training camp. Ahlam Adel Abdullah, Noura Hassan Al Mazmi, Shahd Aref Al Zarooni, and Hessa Saud Al-Nimr are the four players who are attending the camp.

Eight female players from the Sharjah Women’s Sports Club Karate team, including Houra Al Ajmi, Fatima Salem, Khawla Al Ansari, Yazia Khaled, Sheikha Al Ketbi, Shama Marwan, Nadine Salah, and Joumana Mohammed, traveled to Egypt to take part in a training camp in Cairo and Alexandria. The camp started on Sunday and will continue till September 4.

The shooting team at Sharjah Women’s Sports Club also took part in a camp held at the Al Ain Equestrian, Shooting and Golf Club from August 10 to 14, with the participation of eight female players. At the camp, they got training for the air rifle and pistol.

Fatima Al Hosani, nutrition and health care specialist and member of the athletics team at Sharjah Women’s Sports Club and the UAE athletics team, stressed the importance of raising awareness of the nutrition aspect as it is one of the most important factors for the success of the athlete in his or her career and achieving goals.

She pointed out that the nutrition department of the club is in the process of launching a series of workshops that will be organized in the club and through its social media platforms to identify the best practices and sound health systems followed in this regard, and how nutrition affects the physical and mental levels of the athlete and its prominent role in the success of the sports work system.

“The Nutrition Department has adopted a series of periodic checks for the players’ follow-up, as they will be applied throughout the sporting season. These checks will produce integrated reports and be submitted to all other concerned departments, who build plans and strategies on accurate scientific foundations,” said Fatima.

She also disclosed that the Sharjah Women’s Sports Club will be adding a specialized medical staff soon, as well as another group of highly qualified experts, who will examine each player’s file from a health and physical perspective and carry out some scientific research with the necessary conceptions.

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