Entries for Abu Dhabi’s World Sports Awards are now open

It will honour the best worldwide sports performances by women of the past four years

Entries for Abu Dhabi’s World Sports Awards are now open

The Fatima bint Mubarak World Sports Awards, is now open for submissions.

This year, the event is scheduled to take place on November 17 at Emirates Palace and calls on leading figures from across the sporting world to honour the most impressive and stand-out sport performances by woman from the past four-year Olympic cycle.

The event will be broken down into three different categories: individuals, federations and partners, and sports personality of the year.

You have until September 8 to make a submission.

Each category will hand out 15 awards, all of which will champion the entire sports industry, from athletes and teams to research, initiatives, youth development programmes.

H.E. Aref Hamad Al Awani, general secretary of Abu Dhabi Sports Council (ADSC), said: “This is part of Abu Dhabi and ADSC’s vision to continue to host events that invite the world to the UAE, honor extraordinary performances and celebrate athletes of all ages, backgrounds and abilities.

"The Awards, with a total prize fund of Dhs1.25m, is a fantastic platform to bring the world’s sporting superstars together and to invite them to join the movement of advancing the global sports debate for all.”

The ceremony is part of a week-long celebration of women in sports in the UAE capital from November 13 to 20.

The event, spearheaded by HH Sheikha Fatima bint Hazza Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, will invite local and international guests to attend motivational sporting events while also hosting the International Conference of Sports for Women.

For more information and details of how to make submissions, click here.

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