The University of Jordan News 2024 Winter University Sports Championship...
  • 18 - Feb
  • 2024

2024 Winter University Sports Championship Launches in Aqaba

​​The University of Jordan (UJ) President, Prof. Nathir Obeidat, in his role as the President of the Sports Federation of Jordanian Universities (SFJU), officially inaugurated the 2024 Winter University Sports Championship at the Aqaba Stadium on Saturday.

Before announcing the opening ceremony, Obeidat invited attendees and participating students to observe a moment of silence and recite Surat Al-Fatiha in memory of the martyrs in Gaza, Palestine, and Jordan.

The opening ceremony, attended by presidents from Jordan's public and private universities and their deans of student affairs, included honoring the supporting entities of the sports event.

Organized annually by the Sports Federation of Jordanian Universities (SFJU), the event boasts the participation of 21 universities, including the University of Jordan, Hashemite University, Al-Zaytoonah University, Al-Balqa Applied University, Tafila Technical University, Mutah University, Princess Sumaya University for Technology and Applied Sciences, Al-Hussein Bin Talal University, University of Islamic Sciences, Yarmouk University, Al-albayt University, Petra University, German Jordanian University, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Al-Zarqa University, Jadara University, Amman Al-Ahliyya University, Middle East University, Philadelphia University, and Isra University.

The championship, spanning four days, features competitions in three sports: Futsal (men), badminton (women - singles and teams), and basketball (women).

The tournament commenced with the Futsal championship held at the Aqaba Youth Club fields, Al-Balqa Applied University, and Aqaba Development Stadium. Meanwhile, the badminton championship will take place at the International Schools, and the basketball championship is scheduled for Sunday at the Ayla Oasis.