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FBMA participates in Arab Women's Sports International Conference in Cairo

Wednesday 03 April 2019 10:53 AM


The Fatima bint Mubarak Ladies Sports Academy, FBMA, has concluded its successful participation in the First International Conference of Arab Women's Sports, organised recently by the Egyptian Sports Sociology Association in Cairo under the theme "Challenges and Opportunities".

The conference was held under the patronage of the Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, the Arab League, Egyptian Ministry of Youth and Sports, the Egyptian Ministry of Social Solidarity, the National Council for Women and Baheya Breast Cancer Foundation Egypt.

The conference was attended by a large number of leading influencers and representatives of Arab sports bodies, as well as numerous experts, researchers and professors and deans of faculties, sections and institutes of physical education, from nearly 35 Arab countries.

FBMA participated in the "Arab Experiences in Women's Sports" panel, in which Mariam Al Mansoori, the representative of the Academy, showcased FBMA’s successful experience in making sport a key element in the daily lives of women in the Emirati community. This includes all age groups and physical abilities, as well as encouraging Emirati women to adopt a healthy and active lifestyle and instilling the values of sports and sportsmanship within the community awareness of the UAE population.

Al Mansoori reaffirmed that this comes as a result of the support of H.H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women's Union (GWU), President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, and Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation (FDF). The Academy was launched in 2010 as an initiative of H.H. Sheikha Fatima and under her patronage, to create a safe and culturally appropriate environment for Emirati women to exercise.

She highlighted the success of the UAE in the past years in strengthening its position as a leading international sports hub, and an exceptional destination in the field of sports tourism, as well as the role of the Academy as a key player in the development of the women's global sports scene. This has been achieved by encouraging and developing women figures in sports, encouraging women's participation in various sporting events across the country, and enhancing women's representation in all sports locally and internationally.