21 November 2018

The Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Sports Academy (FBMA) is delighted to welcome fencer Noora Mohamed Hasan Al Braiki to its Elite Athlete Program this November, as the promising talent gets ready for a slew of upcoming championships across the globe.

The FBMA Elite Athlete Program launched its dedicated development program, an initiative for girls16 and over, offering training in a variety of sports after a stringent selection process. The program aims to increase participation in women’s sport in Abu Dhabi and encourage girls to be active and embrace a healthy lifestyle from a young age. And after four years of honing her fencing skills, Al Braiki is now part of the program.

Fencing since she was 12 years old, Al Braiki already has a wealth of experience under her belt, representing the UAE across the GCC and Arab world, while competing in U15, U18 and U20 championships, winning numerous medals. Al Braiki is about to enter the next phase of her sporting career and is delighted that FBMA is there to support here. She said: “Participating in its incredible program is such a delight for me and my family. I know that with the Academy’s support and guidance, I will be able to grow and develop in skills as a fencer.

“I’ve worked really hard over the past four years,” continued Al Braiki. “Ever since I first picked up the Foil, I’ve dedicated myself to the sport. I guess being selected to be part of FBMA’s program is a sign and reward of hard work!”

Al Braiki has a busy schedule coming up, as the future face of UAE fencing is preparing for the Women's Foil World Cup Senior Individual and Team by Ooredoo in Algeria, taking place from 23-25 November. You can follow her journey on FBMAs Instagram channel – ADFMBA – as she’ll be sharing a series of posts and stories about her competition.

Fatima Al Ameri, from FBMA said: “As we continue to nurture the talent of female athletes across the capital, we are pleased to welcome Noora Al Braiki to our incredible Elite Athlete Program and wish her all the best for her competition in Algeria on the 23rd November.

“Having Noora join us is testament to our mission to promote and further develop Emirati talent, and with a view to honour and celebrate Emirati athletes with an ultimate goal of prompting local participation in the Olympic and Paralympic Games, and instituting a culture of sports participation and excellence in Emirati society.”