By Marwa Mahmoud
The Saudi Sports for All Federation has begun its final preparations for launching the first community-based football league for women in Saudi Arabia.
The authorities responsible for the women’s league began to put the final touches and arrangements in preparation for the launch of the tournament, which was scheduled to start next October.
it will be under the supervision of the Saudi Sports for All Federation, which is supervised by the Ministry of Sports in cooperation with the women’s administration in the Saudi Football Federation.
The Women’s League aims to enhance the practice of sporting activities by providing the opportunity and supporting female athletes and coaches to upgrade their skills as part of the Quality of Life Program initiatives, according to the newspaper “Okaz”.
The first season of the league, which was fully funded by the Saudi Federation for Sports for All, will be held in Riyadh, Jeddah and Dammam, and will be reserved for women aged 17 years and over.
The tournament system will be based on groups in the first round and the knockout system will be determined in the second round of the final match after which the championship cup will be handed over. A prize of 500 thousand Saudi riyals was also allocated.
The Saudi Sports Federation confirmed to all the readiness of football stadiums to start the league in October 2020, with the presence of fully female organizational and technical teams in order to manage the various committees.