More than 1,500 students participate in AUS Sharakah Sports Festival 2019

More than 1,500 students participate in AUS Sharakah Sports Festival 2019

Over 1,500 students from 30 schools all across the United Arab Emirates participated in the Sharakah Sports Festival 2019 held at American University of Sharjah (AUS) recently. The day-long sports event saw 174 teams from the university’s Sharakah partner schools in Sharjah, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Ras Al Khaimah, Umm Al Quwain and Al Ain compete for top honors in a wide variety of sporting disciplines. Organized by the AUS Office of Enrollment Management (OEM), the festival is an AUS community outreach program that encourages students from grades 10 to 12 at Sharakah schools to embrace good sportsmanship and fitness.

Speaking on the occasion, Ali Shuhaimy, Executive Director of Enrollment Management, said:

“We are delighted to see the number of students and schools participating in this year’s festival. Events such as these provide us with an opportunity to welcome high school students and their families to our beautiful campus and see for themselves the excellent facilities on offer. The festival also strengthens our commitment to community engagement and our partnerships with feeder schools.”

Sharakah is a partnership program initiated by the AUS Office of Enrollment Management between AUS and select high schools to engage with the university’s strategic initiative to create a platform for cooperation in various academic and non-academic areas. These include the engagement of teachers and students through training sessions, workshops, as well as cultural, social and sporting activities.

The festival saw hard-fought matches take place throughout the competition. This year’s winners were:

100M sprint:
First place – boys: Sharjah American International School—Dubai

Second place – boys: Al Mawakeb School—Barsha—Dubai

Third place – boys: Al Durrah International School—Sharjah

First place – girls: Sharjah American International School–Sharjah

Second place – girls: Al Khaleej International School—Sharjah

Third place – girls: Sharjah American International School—Sharjah

Table Tennis:
First place – boys: Dawha School—Dubai

Second place – boys: American School of Creative Science—Sharjah

Third place – boys: International School of Arts and Sciences—Dubai

First place – girls: Al Shola Private School for Girls—Sharjah

Second place – girls: Dawha School—Sharjah

Third place – girls: Dawha School—Sharjah

Volleyball:
First place – boys: International School of Arts and Sciences—Dubai

Second place – boys: Philadelphia Private School—Sharjah

Third place – boys: Al Mawakeb School—Garhoud—Dubai

First place – girls: Al Mawakeb School–Al Barsha—Dubai

Second place – girls: Philadelphia Private School—Dubai

Third place – girls: Al Mawakeb School—Garhoud—Dubai

Basketball:
First place – boys: Al Mawakeb School—Garhoud—Dubai

Second place – boys: Sharjah American International School—Dubai

Third place – boys: Al Mawakeb School—Al Barsha—Dubai

First place –girls: Al Mawakeb School—Garhoud—Dubai

Second place – girls: Sharjah American International School—Dubai

Third place – girls: Dubai International School—Garhoud—Dubai

Soccer:
First place – boys: Sama International School—Sharjah

Second place – boys: Al Dhafrah School—Abu Dhabi

Third place – boys: Al Shola School—Sharjah

First place – girls: Philadelphia Private School—Dubai

Second place – girls: International School of Arts and Sciences—Dubai

Third place – girls: Al Mawakeb School—Al Barsha—Dubai

The event also welcomed players’ families and the AUS community at large to enjoy a wide variety of outdoor fun activities organized on campus.

The schools participating in the sports festival this year included:

Sharjah

Al Durra International School; Al Ma’arifa International Private School; Al Shola Private School Boys; Al Shola Private School Girls; Al Zuhour Private School; American School of Creative Science

Dawha School; SAMA American Private School; Sharjah American International School; Victoria English School.

Dubai

Al Khaleej National School; Al Mawakeb School–Al Barsha; Al Mawakeb School–Al Garhoud; Dubai International School–Al Garhoud; Dubai International School–Al Quoz; Greenwood International School; International School of Arts and Sciences; Philadelphia Private School; Sharjah American International School.

Abu Dhabi

ABC Private School; Al Dhafra Schools; Al Nahda National School for Boys; Al Nahda National School for Girls; Al Najah Private School; Rawafed Private School; International Community School.

Al Ain

Liwa International School; Madar International School.

Ras Al Khaimah

RAK American Academy for Girls.

Umm al Quwain

Sharjah American International School.

Source : aus.edu