Saudi Arabia: 70% participation of women in sports

Dubai: There has been a 70 percent increase in women’s participation in sports in Saudi Arabia, Prince Abdul Aziz Bin Turki Al Faisal said on Thursday.

Prince Abdul Aziz highlighted Saudi Arabia’s success in empowering women and youth through sport, including the first Saudi Women’s Soccer League launched on Wednesday, in a virtual speech entitled Opportunities for Youth to Create a Better Future before the G20 summit in Riyadh.

On the women’s soccer league, Prince Abdul Aziz said: “We are very excited, and hopefully this is another step towards more input, inshallah.”

He also highlighted steps the Kingdom has taken to make it easier for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to set up sports clubs.

Newly developed technology has made it easier for clubs to obtain licensing, he said, boosting jobs for young people.

He said, “We are looking at the bigger picture to see how we can empower everyone in the Kingdom.”

Source: Gulf News

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