The title "Shield of the Strong Hand", which was achieved by the first team of the Sharjah Club in mid-March, gave the team games in the club, which are limited to hand and basketball games, reaching its 49th historical achievement in the field of men's teams, distributed between 30 hand titles, compared to 19 for the basket.
The history of the first handball team in Sharjah Club is marked by the record of most of the country's teams winning the General League title with 14 titles since its first victory in 1977, compared to being satisfied with seven titles in the President’s Cup since its title in 1981, and four titles in the Emirates Cup, the first of which came in 2009, and three consecutive titles in the Super Championship beginning in 2017, and the single title in the Vice President’s Cup came in 2016, in addition to a single foreign title, by winning in the last edition of the UAE-Bahraini Super Cup, which was held last December. Finally, the men's handball team has succeeded in making its mark on the Asian Champions Clubs Championships, after it succeeded in winning two bronze medals in a row in the last two copies, which were hosted by Kuwait in 2018, and South Korea 2019. On the other side, the men's basketball team is more A success in terms of external participation, after he achieved the title of the Arab Clubs Championship in 2011, and the two championships of the Gulf Clubs Champions in her last two editions 2018 and 2019, and with a record number unprecedented in the history of the tournament, after the King's men achieved during these two championships 11 successive victories, In addition to being a team Waheed, who did not dare the taste of defeat, but the basket’s achievements locally are the least compared to the hand, after the Sharjah Men’s Basket won the President’s Cup title on eight occasions since its first victory in 1977, followed by six league titles since the first victory in 1983, in addition to Two Super Cup titles, 2006 and 2012.
For his part, Sharjah Sports Club Board Member and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Collective Games, Mohamed Obaid Al-Hossan, emphasized that the success of the team games men’s teams in achieving their 49th achievement historically, both locally or regionally, puts us before the responsibility of maintaining the momentum of successes and upgrading the club’s achievements To the continental. Mohammed Obaid told «Emirates Today» that «this number of accomplishments on the level of the hand and basketball teams is a reflection of the great interest and support that His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, attaches to all his children, The sports interest in the emirate is not limited to football alone, but extends to all other sports, except that achieving this level of accomplishments carries us a double responsibility to continue the march of successes and raise them from the local and regional levels, whether Arab or Gulf, to reach continental achievements, in light of the availability of Capabilities and support from Sharjah Sports sat on the one hand, as well as the availability of technical capabilities of the administrative staff and coaches on the other hand, which was remarkable fruit and great development in the performance of our players, who are qualified to promote the achievements of Sharjah Asian affect ».
He explained: “Last December, the Handball Team managed to win their first title in the Emirati-Bahraini Super Competition, which came as a complement to the Asian participation. The injuries that the players of the team played a negative role in not achieving a better achievement than adding a new bronze medal in our records. The tournament, and we intend to return again to this continental championship with the ambitious competition in the title ».
He added: “The same thing applies to the basketball team, which has an Arab title in 2011, under the leadership of national coach Abdel Hamid Ibrahim, and it is the same coach who led the team to win the men's team for the Gulf Club Championship champions in the 2018 and 2019 versions, and with a record unprecedented in the history of the championship, By winning 11 consecutive games over the two versions, in an achievement that no Gulf team previously achieved, we are confident in the capabilities that exist in the team, which qualifies him when he participates in Asia to compete with the big continents ».
“Sharjah Hand” won two Asian bronze medals in: Kuwait 2018 and South Korea 2019.