The Saudi government is taking positive steps toward empowering its women in the field of bowling.
For the very first time, the bowling federation decided to participate in the World Bowling Women’s Championship which is expected to be held in Las Vegas 22-30 August 2019.
The Saudi bowling federation organized four tournaments in different cities and total of 6-players have been qualified to participate in the championship league, list of the players is as follow:
I. Amani Al-Ghamdi
II. Nahla Adas
III. Mariam Al-Dosari
IV. Ghada Nimir
V. Mashael Al-Abdulwahid
VI. Hadeel Termein
All the players have become a part of training camp in Riyadh to prepare well for the champion’s league.
Under the chairmanship of Badr bin Abdullah Al-Asheikh, this move is a part of the federation to support women in bowling. Badr bin Abdullah wants Saudi women to take an active part in sports internationally and perform with high enthusiasm so that the world should know Saudi women aren’t behind the world’s trends.
He stated ‘We are happy to represent Saudi women in the world’s chart to empower career opportunities in Saudi Arabia so that we can become a global recognition too’.
Badr bin Abdullah felt thankful towards the chairman of sports for his high hopes and support in women bowling. The Saudi bowling federation will continue to enhance players skills by participating in the championship.
The chairman mentioned the hard work of federation and players efforts and he stated women participation in the world bowling league is a landmark in Saudi Arabia history.
The president of World Bowling, Sheikh Talal Mohammed Al-Sabah praised the participants. The participants will play with countries like Malaysia, Korea, Japan, and Sweden.
Razan Baker, a board member of the Saudi Bowling Federation, said: “These international championships always bring together leading competitors and have a great psychological impact on the players.
Therefore, we are happy to participate and we look forward to a positive presence that will benefit the bowlers as well as bowling fans in Saudi Arabia.”
She added: “We hope this participation motivates other women bowlers in Arabia countries to participate in the most important event for women bowlers and help develop the game locally and across the Arabia world.”