SCC approves draft law regulating Sharjah Sports Council, introduces amendments

SHARJAH, The Sharjah Consultative Council, SCC, meeting, which was held on Thursday morning at its headquarters in Sharjah, saw discussions to enhance the level of competition in all sports clubs and improve their performance.

The meeting was attended by Sheikh Saqr bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Chairman of the Sharjah Sports Council; Ali Salem Al Midfa, Vice Chairman of the Sharjah Sports Council; Dr. Mansour Mohammed bin Nassar, Director of the Legal Department at the Office of the Ruler of Sharjah; Abdul Aziz Abdul Rahman Al Noman Al Shamsi, Secretary-General of the Sharjah Sports Council; Musabah Saeed Al-Ketbi and Nada Askar Al-Naqbi, Members of the Sharjah Sports Council, and Dr. Mohammad Abdulazim Mahmoud, Strategy and Organisational Excellence Expert at the Sharjah Sports Council.

Chaired by Khawla Abdulrahman Al Mulla, the Council stressed the importance of the draft law regulating the SSC as one of the most important government councils in the emirate in enhancing the sports movement and implementing the UAE policy as well as that of Sharjah in the sports arena.

In her speech, Al Mullah underlined the importance of providing a professional sports environment that raises the level of youth sports, nurtures their talent, helps them invest in their leisure time and developing their physical fitness, and instils loyalty, belonging and the spirit of teamwork.

In his speech before the Council, Sheikh Saqr bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Chairman of the Sharjah Sports Council, thanked H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah; H.H. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Sharjah and Chairman of the Sharjah Executive Council, and H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Salem bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Deputy Ruler of Sharjah, for their generous support and patronage of the various educational, health and sports sectors in the emirate as well as other services that help citizens and residents live a decent life.

The members of the Council discussed a 25-article draft law organising the SSC and put forward their proposals regarding its subjects in all its specialisations.

Dr. Mansour bin Nassar presented the legal opinion on the articles of the draft law and answered all the questions raised by the members.

Women’s sport and its role in the near future was also discussed at the meeting.

A number of draft articles of the SSC Law were also amended in accordance with its functions and competencies in developing sports and supervising sports institutions in the emirate. The Council also discussed the recommendations on the policy of the Sharjah Sea Ports and Customs Department, which was submitted by the committee to prepare draft recommendations in the Council, and approved it.

Source: Emirates News Agency