RIYADH: Najd have won the first women’s handball championship cup organized by the Saudi Handball Federation at Dar Al-Uloom University Hall in Riyadh.
The teams were Najd, with Jeddah Hands and Al-Majd in the first group, and Najd Al-Mustaqbal, Elite and Al-Himma making up the second group.
Opening the tournament, the women of Najd showed their strength and determination to win the title early, beating Jeddah Hands a 4-11.
Jeddah Hands player Alaa Sindi said she underwent intensive training with her team in preparation for the launch of the first women's league in the Kingdom for the game.
And she said she joined referee courses and participated as a goalkeeper and a referee at the same time in the tournament that concluded in Riyadh.
"With my team, Jeddah Hands, I played this tournament as a goalkeeper," she said. "I followed many training courses in goalkeeping as well as referee courses. I was hoping that we would win the championship. In Riyadh, we competed with five other teams from Jeddah and Riyadh."
She said she was relatively new to the game, but said loved it a lot, adding that she was not put off by the roughness of the sport.