Video Photos from / Said Mahboub. Fujairah, 10 August / WAM / His Excellency Nasser Al Yamahi, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Fujairah Sports Club, confirmed that sport is an important sector in the UAE that has received and continues to receive great attention from the wise leadership since the beginning of the establishment of the Federation until this moment in which our country celebrates the fiftieth year, while the Emirate of Fujairah had an abundant share. From this interest and support…
From Said Mahboub.
Fujairah, 10 August / WAM / His Excellency Nasser Al Yamahi, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Fujairah Sports Club, confirmed that sport is an important sector in the UAE that has received and continues to receive great attention from the wise leadership since the beginning of the establishment of the Federation until this moment in which our country celebrates the fiftieth year, while the Emirate of Fujairah had an abundant share. From this interest and support provided by His Highness Sheikh Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Fujairah, to all sports edifices in the emirate, including Fujairah Sports Club, as well as the youth and sports sector.
Al Yamahi said – in an exclusive interview with the Emirates News Agency “WAM” – that the Emirate of Fujairah, during the past fifty years, has organized and hosted many international tournaments, which constituted a turning point in the emirate’s experience in receiving world champions and national teams and the good organization of sporting events.. Pointing to the most important These tournaments are the FIFA World Cup Finals for U-17 Juniors, the Fujairah Arabian Horse Championship, the Fujairah International Taekwondo Championship, the Fujairah International Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship, the World Boxing Championship, the Asia Pacific Senior Judo Championship, the World Chess Problem Solving Championship, the World Chess World Cup, the International Women’s Tennis Championship and the two World Cups The Grand Prix of Open Water Swimming, the World Powerboat Championship Class 1, the World Fishing Championship, the Formula 2 World Boating Championship, the X-Cat World Powerboat Championship, the World Cup of Marathon Swimming and other Asian and local championships.
In his interview with WAM, Al Yamahi recalled the stages of the establishment of the Fujairah Sports Club and said that it dates back to the end of the sixties of the twentieth century through a group of young people interested in football who were competing with various players in Fujairah until the club was officially announced in 1968, which was The launch of the ambitions of the youth in the emirate through this sports edifice after the merger of three teams, which are Al-Fujairah Club, Al-Tadamon Club and Al-Bidiyah Club under one name “Ahli Al-Fujairah Club” and then changing the name of the club to Al-Fujairah Sports Club.
Al Yamahi added that that period witnessed a qualitative shift in the history of the emirate in the sports sector, as the government of Fujairah allocated land for the construction of the club building near the sea, and its playgrounds were sandy, noting that the club included, besides football, several games, including handball, volleyball and basketball, in addition to games The club became involved in that period in competitions and tournaments, which were an opportunity to meet players from different emirates of the country in a competitive atmosphere..
He explained that the club had achieved important achievements in the sports history of the Emirate of Fujairah, and that period witnessed the development of the sports movement in the emirate with the emergence of new sports that attracted many young people to practice them.
Al Yamahi praised the keenness and support of His Highness Sheikh Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Fujairah, and the follow-up of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, Crown Prince of Fujairah to the sports sector and youth, in addition to the attention given to him by the late Sheikh Hamad bin Saif Al Sharqi, Deputy Ruler of Fujairah, may God have mercy on him. And their attendance of various tournaments and sports activities and their keenness to receive the winning athletes and encourage them and urge them to continue and persevere and provide sports facilities, the latest of which was the new Dibba Al-Fujairah Club, whose total cost amounted to about 100 million dirhams and its stadium accommodates about 10,000 spectators distributed between the first and second classes. the second.
Nasser Al Yamahi praised the efforts of Sheikh Maktoum bin Hamad Al Sharqi, Chairman of the Fujairah Sports Club, who is keen to follow up all the details in the club and has achieved a qualitative leap in sports in the Emirate of Fujairah by seeking to enhance the club’s role in local championships until the football team rose to the level of professionals He also worked to consolidate the club’s advanced infrastructure by developing long-term plans and was keen to honor the founders of the sports movement in the emirate and the first players and fans in a generous gesture in appreciation of their efforts and loyalty to sport.. And he directed, 50 years after the founding of the club, to organize a public match that brought together the Egyptian Al-Ahly Club. And Fujairah Sports Club, which was coached at the time by the late Argentine Maradona, and witnessed a large public presence from inside and outside the country.
During the past fifty years, the Emirate of Fujairah witnessed the opening of a number of sports clubs, including Al-Orouba Sports Club, which was established in 1972, Dibba Al-Fujairah Sports Club, which was established in 1976, Fujairah Marine Sports Club, which was opened in 1999, Fujairah Chess Club, which was established in 1993, and Fujairah Tennis Club, which was established in 1993. It was established in 2003 by a decree of His Highness the Ruler of Fujairah, the Fujairah Martial Arts Club, which was announced in 2013, and the Fujairah Shooting and Equestrian Club by an Emiri Decree of His Highness, the Ruler of Fujairah No. 2 of 1999.
The establishment of the Zayed Sports Complex is an important stage in the history of sports in the Emirate of Fujairah, with a total area of 178,300 square meters. Since its opening, it has witnessed many international tournaments, including taekwondo, jiu-jitsu, karate and bodybuilding tournaments, in addition to choosing it as a headquarters for the camps of various sports teams and teams.
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