PESHAWAR - Saadia Gul of Peshawar Sunday became victorious against Faiza Hameed of Abbottabad in the final match of the first NWFP Women Squash championship here at Hashim Khan Squash Complex to clinch the trophy. In the best of five sets final, Saadia Gul outclassed her opponent and played splendid shorts throughout the game amid applauses. The match was one-sided as the teenager took control of the game from the beginning. Saadia did not allow Faiza to recover from the blitz and won three straight sets with ease. Faiza was defeated by 11-3, 11-4 and 11-2. Organised by the NWFP Squash Association, the championship was participated by women players from various districts of the province including the troubled Swat valley. It was an attempt by the association to encourage female players of the province to make their mark in the game in which the country, particularly the NWFP, has a great past. The championship would also boost the game as it has been going through downward trend during the last decade. Shaista, Munnaza, Asma Shehreez, Gulpari, Zainab, Jasmeen, Faiza Arshad, Saadia Gul and Asma represented their districts-Peshawar, Charsadda, Mardan, Abbottabad and Swat. Though the game of women squash players were not impressive, Saadia emerged the future prospect. "I am training very hard as I want to become world champion," the ambitious young player vowed. Talking to The Nation after the final, she said that squash was quite a tough game and needed a lot of training and practice. "I have a craze for the game and I am giving a lot of time to improve my skills and stamina to excel in future events," she said. About her future plans, Saadia said that she would participate in coming contests held in the country. She urged all parents to allow their daughters to participate in games, particularly squash, as they were second to none. The NWFP women champion appreciated the squash association for holding the championship and hoped that more tournaments would be organised in future. Shazia Aurangzeb, member NWFP Assembly was the chief guest at the occasion. She gave away trophies and cash to the participants. Talking on the occasion, the PML-N MPA said that it was encouraging to see that squash women tournament was organised in Peshawar and girls participated in it. "The finalists put up a good show and could excel in future if they worked hard," she said, and hastened to add that the her party, if came into power, would provide all facilities to squash association to promote the game in the province. Talking to The Nation Qamar Zaman, former world champion and secretary general NWFP squash association, said that the association would hold such events in other districts to promote the game and provide opportunities to prospective players to prove their mettle. He said that players of the province had talent, but what they needed to polish their skills. He said that the association would also concentrate on repair of squash courts in various districts.