Participants of Asian Women Sports Journalists Workshop group with Vice President Jordanian Olympic Committee Dr.Sari Hamdan
By: Muhammad Harooon AIPS ASIA
Anman, Jordan April 04,2018:The 3rd ASIAN Women Sports Journalists Workshop commences at Amman in Jordan. The event has been jointly arranged by AIPS ASIA and the Asian Football Confederation. At the inaugural ceremony held in a local hotel, the Vice President of the Jordan Olympic Committee, Dr. Sari Hamdan was the chief guest. Ms. Emilia Hinkkanen, Head of Media of the AFC and Amjad Al Majali, President, Jordan Sports Information Federation besides Amjad Aziz Malik, Secretary General of AIPS ASIA were also present on the occasion.
Mr. Sari Hamdan vehemently claimed that the King Abdullah II is keenly interested in promoting sports and development of sports facilities and it is because of this very fact that His Royal Highness Prince Ali Bin Hussain who also is the President of the Jordan Football Association is making his earnest efforts to hosting maximum number of international sports events at their soil. “We are very keenly encouraging sportswomen and it can be judged from the reality that the Under-17 Women World Cup will also be followed by holding of Asian Women Football Championship this year. Beyond doubt, the Jordan Football Association is leaving no stone unturned in encouraging the sportswomen in every stream of sports, he said.
Ms. Emilia Hinkkanen Head of Media of Asian Football Confederation was of the view that the holding of Asian Women Sports Journalists Workshop in Jordan as a joint venture initiative of AFC and AIPS ASIA is of tremendous importance, when it comes to deriving the aim promoting sports through encouraging sports journalism. The President of AFC, Sheikh Salman, she said, is deeply interested to developing the Women’s role in the game of Football and it is a matter of great pleasure to witness Asia as the Centre of women football events. The AFC, she was further of the view, is out to exploring every possibility to promoting the game and taking it to new horizons. She also presented a detailed overview of the performances of the Women Asian Football Championship as well as the Asian Football Confederation.
Mr. Amjad Al Jamali, President, Jordan Sports Media Information Federation described the conduct of the workshop a tremendous headway towards skills and knowledge development of the respective delegates especially with regard to covering international football events. He also suggested holding similar moots at regional level across the continent.
Earlier, Mr. Amjad Aziz Malik, Secretary, AIPS ASIA highlighting the importance of the workshop said, this is the third event of its series and the importance of earlier one could be judged from the fact that two of the participants are now rendering their worth mentioning contribution in the field of sports journalism. One of them, he said, is Riyan Mauslam who belongs to Lebanon and she is also serving AIPS while the other is Ms Hiba who has recently been nominated as Press Manager of the Women Football Championship. He also thanked the Sheikh Salman and his colleagues for their role in materializing the MoU because of which, he added, this event had taken the lead. He also highlighted salient features of the recently held elections of AIPS ASIA.
Highly impressive souvenirs were also presented to the delegates and the other dignitaries as a token of their participation in the workshop.