Adwa Al-Arifi, Saudi sports executive

Adwa Al-Arifi, Saudi sports executive
Adwa Al-Arifi
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Updated 27 December 2019

Adwa Al-Arifi, Saudi sports executive

Adwa Al-Arifi, Saudi sports executive
  • Al-Arifi was nominated as a member of the Saudi Olympics Council by the Saudi Olympic Committee
  • Al-Arifi has also been an active member of the Saudi women’s football scene

Adwa Al-Arifi was nominated as a member of the Saudi Olympics Council by the Saudi Olympic Committee. She made history last year when she became the first Saudi woman committee member in the Saudi Football Federation, as part of a seven-member corporate social responsibility committee.

With over 10 years experience in the Kingdom’s sports arena, Al-Arifi has also been an active member of the Saudi women’s football scene. 

In 2007, she founded Al-Yamamah women’s football club, the first in Riyadh, where she managed the club and organized tournaments as well as assisting coaches.  

In 2008, she founded and was a member of the Riyadh female football committee which focused on developing and implementing league rules and regulations, management, planning as well as arranging training and referee workshops.

A graduate of Al-Yamamah University with an honors degree in business administration, Al-Arifi is considered a female grassroots specialist and her appointment looks likely to encourage further advances for women in the Kingdom.

The federation is the football governing body of Saudi Arabia. Founded in 1956, its responsibilities include administration of club competitions and national teams.


Weather warnings issued across Saudi Arabia until Saturday

Saudi civil defense called on the public to be wary of the potential dangers of the severe weather conditions and to avoid places where torrents gather. Pictured the Eastern Province. (File/SPA)
Saudi civil defense called on the public to be wary of the potential dangers of the severe weather conditions and to avoid places where torrents gather. Pictured the Eastern Province. (File/SPA)
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Weather warnings issued across Saudi Arabia until Saturday

Saudi civil defense called on the public to be wary of the potential dangers of the severe weather conditions and to avoid places where torrents gather. Pictured the Eastern Province. (File/SPA)
  • Some areas should expect heavy rain that may lead to torrential flows and flooding

RIYADH: Weather warnings have been issued for several regions across Saudi Arabia starting from Wednesday until Saturday, the Kingdom’s civil defense said on Tuesday.
The authority warned of thunderstorms with light to moderate rain and brisk winds in the capital Riyadh, the Eastern Province, the Northern Borders Province, Jawf, Tabuk, and Qassim. It also warned some areas will experience heavy rain that may lead to torrential flows and flooding.
The civil defense also warned of thunderstorms with moderate rain and brisk winds in Makkah, Madinah and Hail.
The warnings were issued based on data received from the National Center of Meteorology.
The civil defense called on everyone to be wary of the severe conditions, to stay away from places that could flood, and to abide by the civil defense’s instructions and updates announced through media and social media outlets.