Uganda Finishes 2nd - Woodball World Cup

Team Uganda finished 2nd overall at the 8th Woodball World Cup 2018 held at Chiang Dao, Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Team Uganda collected 1 Gold Medal (Fairway - Women's Team) and 1 Bronze (Stroke - Women's Team) to finish behind the hosts Thailand who collected 2 Gold Team Medals.

Team Uganda further collected bronze medals in the following categories:

Bronze - Fairway Women's Singles (Nanjeru Denise Pulkeria)
Bronze - Fairway Men's Doubles (Isaac Ariho Sr. & Franco Kibuule)
Bronze - Stroke Mixed Doubles (Nanjeru Denise Pulkeria & Watson Mugume)
Bronze - Stroke Women's Doubles (Joan Mukova & Nalubega Joyce)

We congratulate the Team.

Uganda Sends Team To Chinese Taipei For Taiwan Open

Uganda Woodball Federation and National Council of Sports has on Wednesday flagged off a team of five to Chinese Taipei.

The team is to take part in the 2018 Taiwan International Open Woodball Championship. The event which also doubles as the event where the 2018 International Woodball Federation General Assembly is tentatively scheduled to take place from 22-27 November 2018.

Uganda goes to Taipei with confidence after gaining experience from the Woodball World Cup where the team finished second overall.

Uganda’s contingent has Lilian Zawedde, Denise Nanjeru, Onesmus Atamba and Watson Mugume. Joseph Collins Ssemanda heads the delegation.

Key players like Nanjeru and Mugume paired up in the mixed double to win gold in Thailand while Zawedde and Atamba also paired up in 2016 in the World Cup held in South Korea.

It was also revealed that on the same event, Zawedde and Atamba and will be awarded by the International Woodball Federation having been among the 2017 top 12 ranked athletes in the whole world.

NCS’ officials Patrick Ogwel and David Katende urged the contingent to fight hard and raise the country’s flag atop.

Uganda set to host a successful 2019 World Cup

Uganda Woodball Federation President Mark Paul Kayongo is confident that they will be able to host a successful beach Woodball world cup. The event is slated for May this year and will be hosted at Spennah Beach, Entebbe.

The International Woodball Federation confirmed Uganda as hosts for this year’s showpiece in November at the assembly that was held in Taiwan. Over 21 Federations out of the 26 voted Uganda to beat Thailand.

Kayongo during the Annual general meeting held at the federation’s headquarters said that preparations are on and believes that before the competition kicks off in May they will be ready to host the event.

“Preparations to host the Beach Woodball world cup have kicked off and we have put up committees to see that we host a successful competition.”

National Council for Sports has promised to put a hand in our preparations and I also thank the Chinese Embassy who have been supportive to us in this course.”

Kayongo also promised that the Federation will be supportive to the players to see that they put up masterclass performances.

“We shall help our players to put up a great performance, we don’t want to host for others, we are one of the most competitive Nations in this game in the whole world.” Last year, we managed to finish second in the tournament that was held in China.”

He stated during the annual general meeting at the federation’s headquarters.

NCS assistant secretary general David Ssemakula Katende hailed UWBF administration for helping in boosting the game both domestically and internationally. He also promised to that NCS will continue to give support to the Woodball Federation.

“I thank the administration of UWBF for boosting the game both domestically and on the international scene. I believe their organization will be key in helping the game succeed.”

We shall also continue to give support to the Federation since it is one of the most organized games governing bodies in the country.”

The Federation also released a budget of over 700m which will be used this year. Last year a budget of 500m was used by the Federation and also managed to get support from NCS estimated at 295m in 2018. At the same function the calendar for this year’s event was also officially unveiled.

Women's Woodball Championship

Uganda Woodball Federation will join the rest of the world to celebrate the International Women's Day on Friday, March 8, 2019.

UWbF will celebrate the Women with a one-day Woodball Championship for Women at Mandela National Stadium starting at 10:00am.

This is the third time that UWbF is hosting this event.

Men are encouraged to come and celebrate the Women in their lives.

Other News

Lwengo Schools Woodball championship will be held on the 9th March 2019, at Malongo Baptist High School.

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