The Fatima Bint Mubarak Women’s Sports Academy revealed the value and total prizes for Fatima Bint Mubarak Award for Women's Sports. The award is now open for nomination and registration until the 8th of August 2022.
The award is the first of its kind in the region and the Arab world, which aspires to highlight the achievements and successes of women in their sports career, and to appreciate their role in inspiring and motivating generations towards excellence in all regional and international sports events.
The award comes within the framework of the Academy's permanent efforts to support the status of Emirati and Arab women. It also aims to contribute to the formation of an annual competitive initiative to attract sports talents at the local as well as Arab and international levels, in addition to value their efforts in the sports field’s competition.
The award is supervised by H. H. Sheikha Fatima bint Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairwoman of the Board of Directors of Fatima bint Mubarak Women’s Sports Academy, and President of the Abu Dhabi and Al Ain Ladies Clubs. Her great willingness to add new categories to this year’s ceremony resulted in a noticeable raise in the total value of the prizes, for both the individual and the sports’ organizations levels.
This year’s competition includes six categories (individuals), ranging from 100,000 Dirhams to 500,000 Dirhams. The highest prize is for the Best Arab Sportswoman at 500,000 Dirhams. The other prize values stand at: the reward for the Best Emirati athlete at 300,000 Dirhams, the reward for the Best Young Athlete at 100,000 Dirhams, the reward for the Best Paralympic Athlete at 100,000 Dirhams, the reward for the Best Coach (Female and Male) at 100,000 Dirhams, and the reward for the Best Sports Media at 100,000 Dirhams.
The second category honors sports federations and institutions, and the prizes range between 100,000 and 300,000 Dirhams. The category includes Best Youth Development Program at 100,000 Dirhams, Best Team at 300,000 Dirhams, and the Best Sports Creative Initiative (Includes Sports Development Research, Technology And Sports Innovation) at 1,000 Dirhams.
The award also includes an appreciation category for the Sports Personality of the Year at the level of the Arab world, which offers a tribute to those who actively contributed to widen the horizon of women’s sports.
The Academy called on all sports institutions and federations concerned with the initiative to register for the award and to nominate those who meet the conditions to qualify for the award. They also invited individuals who are qualified to register.
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About Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Sports Academy
The Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Sports Academy (FBMA) is a not-for-profit government entity of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates. Established in October 2010, the Academy is headed by its Chairwoman, HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Hazza Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and is dedicated to promoting and facilitating women’s sports in the UAE.
The FBMA serves this significant mission by hosting a number of local, regional and international sports events, facilitating community activities, managing and developing local talent and through its education and research work. In fulfilling its mandate, FBMA partners with the Abu Dhabi Sports Council and other relevant Government entities and sports federations.
About Abu Dhabi Sports Council
Abu Dhabi Sports Council (ADSC) was established in 2006 by the President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
ADSC is aligned to the emirate’s leadership vision of developing sport and youth activities. The Council promotes an effective, emirate-wide sports calendar that stimulates the desire to participate in quality sports among all Abu Dhabi residents and helps the talented and motivated reach their sporting potential.
The sports council supports the organization and hosting of many international sporting events in Abu Dhabi.
These include the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship, UAE Tour, WTA Abu Dhabi International Women's Tennis Championship, World Triathlon Championship, Leaders Sports Business Summit, Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship, and IJF Abu Dhabi Judo Grand Slam.
Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, ADNOC Abu Dhabi Marathon, Spartan World Championship, World Swimming Championships, Mubadala World Tennis Championships, and many other international events have cemented the reputation and position of Abu Dhabi as a global destination for sport.