BAGHDAD, April 23, 2012 - Last
week’s elections of the Al-Elum (Science and Technology) sports club introduced Dr. Thuria Najim as the first woman to chair an Iraqi club.
newly founded club has chosen its Board of Directors in elections witnessed the
participation of more than 150 members, Dr. Najim, having won 118 votes out of
132 voters became the first woman to chair a club’s board of directors in the
history of sports in Iraq.
which were supervised by the Ministry of Youth and Sports raised the number of clubs
that held their elections to 254 with men largely dominating the presidency race.
Najim, a currently Parliament member writes some sports reviews and articles in
several Iraqi newspapers.
elections saw Khadim Eyal Hamdan winning the Vice President post.
Ashraf, Tahsein Ali, Hisham Al-Salman, Emad Al-Shattie, Sabah Khasim, Shaker
Mahmoud and Hazem Hussein were voted in as members while Emad Khadhim Abed won a reserve
Science and Technology Club was founded on 26 May 2011 and includes five teams
in football, futsal, wrestling, squash and boxing.