Cancel the names of associations and committees

The Authority approves the heads of sports federations

  • Chairman of the General Sports Authority: Dr. Ahmed Belhoul Al Falasi.


The General Sports Authority, in a statement issued yesterday, approved the heads of sports federations for the period 2020-2024, with the adoption of the name “Union”, and the abolition of the names of associations and committees.

Ahmed Belhoul Al Falasi, Chairman of the General Sports Authority, said: “We are fully confident in the ability of the cadres of the sports federations to succeed in performing their tasks, work side by side, and contribute tangibly to embodying the trends of the important interim period witnessed by UAE sport in order to achieve the supreme goal that we seek. To all of them, represented by raising the flag of the nation flapping high in all sporting forums and entitlements.”

He pointed out that "Emirati women have proven their worth and distinction in the largest positions and various tasks, and they are able to lead the helm of sports federations, and engage in various fields of sports work in a pioneering manner," noting that the General Sports Authority believes in the role of women in sports work, in line with the UAE strategy. And the Fifty Principles, which stipulate in the fourth item that the main engine of future growth is human capital, which is achieved, as women enjoy a large share of human capital, in comparison to the rates of their participation in decision-making centers and various institutions and bodies in the country.

His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum chairs the Falcons Federation, while Sheikh Sultan bin Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Nahyan chairs the Camel Racing Federation, Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan of the Cricket Federation, Sheikh Fahim bin Sultan Al Qasimi of the Golf Federation, and Sheikh Hasher bin Maktoum bin Juma Al Maktoum Tennis Federation, Sheikh Saeed bin Maktoum bin Juma Al Maktoum, Badel Tennis Federation, Sheikh Sultan bin Khalifa bin Sultan Al Nahyan, Electronic Sports Federation, Sheikh Mohammed bin Maktoum bin Juma Al Maktoum Rugby Union, and Sheikh Juma bin Maktoum bin Juma Al Maktoum Billiards Federation And snooker, and Sheikh Abdullah bin Hamad Al Sharqi, Federation of Body Building and Fitness.

Sheikh Salem bin Sultan Al Qasimi heads the Fencing Federation, Dr. Ahmed Mubarak Al Mazrouei, the Winter Sports Federation, Major General Dr. Ahmed Nasser Al Raisi, the Equestrian Federation, Muhammad Ahmed bin Salim the Emirates Motor and Motorcycle Organization, Major General Nasser Abdul Razzaq Al Razuqi, the Karate Federation, and Noura Khalifa Al Suwaidi, the Emirates Women’s Sports Federation, Brigadier General Ahmed Hamdan Al Zeyoudi of the Taekwondo Federation, Anas Nasser Al Otaiba of the Boxing Federation, Khaled Abdul Karim Al Fahim of the Triathlon Federation, Dr. Saeed Musabeh Al Kaabi of the Bow and Arrow Federation, Muhammad Khalifa Al Qubaisi of the Bowling Federation, and Nasr Hammouda Al Neyadi of the Aero Sports Federation.

Abdul Moneim Al Hashemi also heads the Jiu-Jitsu Federation, Abdullah Saeed Al Neyadi, the Muay Thai and Kickboxing Federation, Muhammad bin Thaloub Al Derei, the Wrestling and Judo Federation, and Dr. Rima Muhammad Al Hosani, the National Anti-Doping Agency.

Sheikh Ahmed bin Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Nahyan heads the Sailing and Rowing Federation, Sheikh Mohammed bin Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, the Marine Sports Federation, Sheikh Ahmed bin Hasher Al Maktoum, Shooting Federation, Muhammad Khalaf Al Habtoor, the Polo Sports Federation, Muhammad Nasser bin Khammas Weightlifting Federation, and Abdullah Sultan Al Matroushi Hockey Federation, and Muhammed Mubarak Al Mutaiwee Squash Federation.

Ahmed Al Falasi:

• «Emirati women are an active partner in the process of sports development and it is our duty to empower them and give them the opportunity».

• «The Commission was keen to strengthen the boards of directors of the federations with national cadres recognized for their efficiency and experience».

5 new federations enhance the role of sport in sustainable development

The General Sports Authority has also approved the formation of the board of directors for five new sports federations, which are launching their first business for the first time within the elite of the well-known sports federations in the country.

The sports federations, which the authority approved the heads of its boards of directors, include the Canoe and Rafting Federation headed by Sheikh Saeed bin Tahnoun bin Muhammad Al Nahyan, and the Darts Federation headed by Khalifa Sultan Al Mutaiwee, in addition to the presence of the female component at the head of three sports federations, and they are Dr. Mai Al Jaber to head the Badminton Federation. Dr. Huda Al-Matrooshi to head the Modern Pentathlon Union, and Dr. Amna Al-Mazmi to head the Netball Federation.

The authority also approved the merging of the Emirates School Sports Federation and the Emirates University Sports Federation, under the umbrella of one federation under the name "The United Arab Emirates Sports Federation for School and University Education Institutions".

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