Women’s participation in sports events up by 149% in 4 years

There has been a significant increase in the participation of women in sports activities over the recent years, thanks to the relentless efforts of the Ministry of Sports to achieve the goals of Vision 2030.
Deputy Minister of Sports Badr Al-Qadi said that the percentage of sports practitioners increased from 13 percent to 19 percent during the period between 2015 and 2019 and this is also instrumental in increasing women’s participation in various sports activities by 149 percent during the period.

Addressing the session of the Future Investment Initiative here, Al-Qadi said that the efforts of the ministry aimed to achieve the goals of Vision 2030 have been instrumental in raising the number of sports practitioners in the Saudi society.

“Practicing sports had the greatest impact on Saudi society, as 706 female players participated in fitness training programs to join the Saudi women’s teams, and more than 90 women entered the field of umpiring and more than 59 women entered the world of training.

We are keen on overall improvement of the sports sector with a focus on discovering and promoting talents in all sports items in all regions of the Kingdom, through various projects such as the Mahd Academy, the School League, the Neighborhood League and the regional centers of the Saudi Football Federation,” he added.