The Jordan Olympic Committee (JOC) is organizing the Jordan Universities league cooperation with the Jordan Football Association and the Jordan Basketball Association in an effort to further push the Living Sport campaign.
Under the patronage of HRH Crown Prince Al Hussein Bin Abdullah II, 10 governmental universities will be competing against each other in men’s and women’s basketball and football league starting tomorrow (Monday).
The idea behind the league is to expand the targets of the Living Sport campaign, which is the JOC’s vision for sport and healthy living to play a role in the everyday lives of all Jordanians.
"This idea came for both genders to give the students in the universities the chance to practice sport and direct their energy towards sport." said Lana Al Jaghbeer, JOC Secretary General.
Monday’s men’s football matches see Al Balqa’ Applied University face Jordan University, while the German-Jordanian University go up against Tafila Technical University in Group A action.
In Group B, Applied Science University (ASU) face Al Yarmouk and Al-Albayt University meet Al Hussein Bin Talal University.
As for the women’s football, six universities are participating. Applied Science University meet Al Balqa’ Applied University on Monday in the tournament’s opening match.
In men’s basketball, Hashemite University face Al Balqa’ Applied University on Monday, while the women’s league starts on Tuesday with German-Jordanian Univeristy, Hashemite University and Jordan University participating.
The championship matches for both league will take place on May 7th.