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Tuesday, 05 April 2022 09:39

Mpoma triumph in Mukono Woodball Championship

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Mpoma School claimed Mukono Schools Woodball championship on Saturday, defeating Our Lady of Africa Namilyango and St Joseph’s SS Naggalama.

The trio of Idris Neteese (45), Esther Chebet (47) and Annet Nabwire (48) gave Mpoma a clean sweep at the podium.

Mpoma was again to assert their dominance winning the doubles with Chebet and Nabwire leading the golden chase to the national games.

“We are on a mission to play at the national games. Our team is playing together and that is taking us far,” Chebet said.

Low turn-up

According to Mukono regional coordinator, Vincent Kaganda, the turn-up was lower than expected because some schools are still cautious of Covid-19 while others are undertaking examinations.

Seroma SS, Bishop’s Mukono and St Francis Borgia were absent in the regional qualifiers.

The Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Uganda (ICPAU) Woodball Schools Championship last played in 2019, is expected in June.

At Sseke playgrounds in Lwengo District, six schools competed for the top honours with the pair of Juliet Nansamba and Zulfah Nabasumba from Kabaseegu Primary School coming on top in the girls rankings. Hafiswa Naddamba of Lwentale coming third.

The boys’ leader board had Ashiraf Muhangi, Hafizuh Mutebi and Dirisa Mwanje.

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Thursday, 31 March 2022 13:28

Play Safe’ Woodball Open

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UWbF on the 8th May 2021 held an open championship in which only three categories (Senior, corporate and youth below 18 years) were eligible to participate at Kyambogo Crocket oval.

The event attracted partipants from KIU, MUBS, Ndejje, Eminents, among others. Muwanguzi with 85 strokes and Mukova with 94 strokes topped the male and female tables respectively in the singles, seniors’ category. In the club category Ndejje Corporate W.C and Eminents W.C topped the men women log respectively.

Thursday, 31 March 2022 13:10

1st Corporate Woodball Circuit 2021

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Corporate Woodball returned on April 25, after a long closure by Government that came as a result of the Corona Virus pandemic. The event attracted 17 clubs including newcomers Ministry of Public Service, Tigers and Kiryandongo at Makerere University Business School (MUBS).

The Corporate Circuit, which was last held in 2019, was making its second edition this year.

The next event will be the second corporate event at Bugema University on June 13 at Bugema.

Brief Results

Singles - Men

Name Team Strokes Points

1.  Makoha Michael

Ndejje corporate

47

28

2.  Mugarura Timothy

Ndejje Corporate

48

27

3.  Gumisiriza Ronald

Zoe Woodball Club

50

26

4.  Kiiza Caleb

Ndejje Corporate

52

25

5.  Mwase Emmanuel

Bugema University

55

24

Singles - Women

Name Team Strokes Points

1.  Nansereko Maria Tereza

Ndejje Corporate

47

30

2.  Balemesa Justine

UNEB

47

29

3.  Najjuma Joan

Bugema University

48

28

4.  Babirye Nalwoga Noelina

Kisubi Corporate

49

27

5.  Nannono Suzan

Bugema University

52

26

Team – Men

Team Team Scorers Strokes Team Score

1. Ndejje corporate

1.Rwaganika Absolom

44

 

187

2.Mako Michael

47

3.Mugarura Timothy

48

4.Male Hassan

48

2. Tigers Woodball club

1.Barungi Rogers

48

 

203

2.Sombe Robert Patrick

50

3.Yada Ramadhan

52

4.Kimera Baker

53

Team – Women

Team Team Scorers Strokes Team Score

Bugema university

1.Najjuma Joan

48

 

212

2.Nannono Suzan

52

3.Nalumansi Allen

52

4.Nassiwa Proscovia

60

Ndejje corporate

1.Nansereko Maria Tereza

47

 

220

2.Nakazzi Ruth

55

3.Matovu Rose

59

4.Mukamarinda Alverah

59

Doubles – Men

Pair Team Strokes Points

1.  Yada Ramadhan  & Barungi Rodgers

Tigers Woodball Club

46

15

2.  Kigongo Paul & Bulesa Daniel

Bugema University

47

14

3.  Sombe Patrick & Kimera Baker

Tigers Woodball Club

47

13

4.  Makoha Micheal & Mugarura Timothy

Ndejje corporate

49

12

5.  Osire William & Masimbi Aziz

Bank of Uganda & Buganda Land Board

51

11

Doubles – Women

Pair Team Strokes Points

1.  Balemesa Justine & nandugwa Flavia

UNEB

47

08

2.  Nakazzi Ruth  & Nansereko Maria Tereza

Ndejje corporate

55

07

3.  Nankya Prossy Vero & Matovu Rose

Zoe WC & Ndejje Corporate

58

06

4.  Nalumansi Allen & Najjuma Joan

Bugema University

59

05

5.  Namubiru Aida & Nampala Victoria

IUIU & Zoe Woodball Club

62

04

Doubles – Mixed

Pair Team Strokes Points

1.  Naiga Daizy & Ssematta Raymond

Kisubi Corporate

51

09

2.  Nalwoga Babirye & Masiga Jackson

Kisubi Corporate

52

08

3.  Nabukaru Milly & Ssemmanda Joseph Collins

Stroke Woodball Club

53

07

4.  Aliamo Mercy & Barigye Innocent

Ndejje Corporate

55

06

5.  Kagere Aisha & Agaba ISi

UNEB

57

05

Detailed results

Thursday, 31 March 2022 13:05

The 13th Annual Congress Meeting 2021

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UWbF held its AGM on Saturday, January 30th, 2021 at the Federation offices at Balintuma road.

The event was graced by Dr. D. Rukare who in his speech pledged continued government support to the federation and called on UWbF members not to take things for granted as the federation is of great value and can help them shine beyond imagination.

A series of items were discussed but top of the agenda was the election of the new executive team.

Mr. P. M. Kayongo who is the founding president of the Federation was unopposed as he landed another term in office.

Mr. Kayongo has played a tremendous role in promoting Woodball in the country and on the African continent with countries such as South Africa, Nigeria, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania, Mauritius, Sierra Leone, Kenya, Gabon, DR Congo and Cameroon all embracing the game.

Mr. Vicent Kisenyi, Ms. Shanaz Luwedde, Mr. Collins Ssemmanda, Ms. Sarah Mpiima all retained their seats at the executive.

The 2021 financial budget of 1.6bn shillings was approved.

The new Woodball Executive

  • President -Paul Mark Kayongo
  • 1st Vice president – Vicent kisenyi
  • 2nd Vice president -Shanaz Luwedde
  • General Secretary -Collins Ssemmanda
  • Sarah Mpiima -Treasurer
  • Technical Director -John Bosco Kaddu
  • Male Representative -William Osire

See 2020 report here.

Thursday, 31 March 2022 12:38

The 13th Annual Congress Meeting

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The Uganda Woodball Federation will have its 13th  Annual Congress on Saturday, January 30, 2021 starting at 09:00 am ending at 01:00 pm, UWbF Headquarters, Plot 264 Block 10 Balintuma Road.
The meeting will consider the following agenda:

  1. Communication from the Chairperson and reactions
  2. Consider minutes of the 12th Annual Congress and Action Report
  3. Consider Executive report for 2020 and matters arising
  4. Consider accounts for 2020 and budget estimates for the financial year 2021
  5. Receive and approve Activity Calendar for 2021
  6. Election of the new UWbF Executive Committee

This communication therefore invites you to congress as per the agenda. Kindly confirm your attendance in writing by highlighting the two delegates that will represent your club and who will be the voting delegate by 15th January 2021. Also ensure that club is fully paid up a week before the congress.

We look forward to welcoming you to the congress.

Please take note of the following:
  • Attendance of the Annual General Assembly (unless otherwise communicated) will be physical in nature at the federation offices along Balintuma road.
  • Only fully paid up members of UWbF will be considered. Members should endeavour to meet their obligations not later than two weeks to the congress and in this case 16th January 2021.
  • Each fully paid member club should confirm two delegates in writing to the federation secretariat. The member club should clearly state the voting delegate to congress.
  • Documentation to the congress will be shared with the confirmed members two weeks to the congress.
  • Appointment letters have been issued to the Electoral committee and the electoral process will start off effectively 1st January 2021 as per the constitution. Member are free to pick nomination forms from the Federation secretariat with effect from 7th January 2021.
  • Kindly note that nominations will close on 16th January 2021 and official communication on the successful nominees shall be displayed by the Electoral committee.
  • A copy of the Uganda Woodball Federation Constitution is hereby attached for you reference.
  • The secretariat is available to respond to any inquires on the above subject

Refer to: Circular to members on AGC 2021 Congress invitation 2021.

Thursday, 31 March 2022 12:35

Woodball return plan 2020

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Following the directive by the Government of Uganda in which all sports activities were suspended in March 2020, our calendar of activities was suspended. In the most recent presidential address, the suspension on outdoor sports activities was lifted in September with a set of procedures to follow. The guidelines (SOPs) are aimed at minimizing the spread of COVID19. UWbF executives met to plan the return Woodball while adhering to the set SOPs.

UWbF tentative resolution is that we will have two field activities the 12th Uganda Woodball open, and Corporate circuit to end the year 2020. Dates and venues will be communicated.

SOPs will be strictly observed at each of the events, therefore athletes are requested in advance to adhere to the changes. SOPs will be communicated on this website very soon.

Please take note of the following:

  1. Club Managers' meeting to be held on 10th October 2020 at the Federation offices.
  2. President and General Secretary will attend The IWBF 2020 assembly on-line.
Thursday, 31 March 2022 12:30

More 4 years as Vice at IWbF - Africa

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President UWbF, Mr. Paul M. Kayongo has been re-elected Vice President of the International Woodball Federation for a consecutive four-year term of office. Mr. Paul Mark Kayongo was unanimously voted at the helm of the woodball governing body during the Elective Congress convened in Matsu, Taiwan. He will be in charge of Africa with commission to develop woodball on the African continent. He is also a member of the IWbF finance committee.

In his acceptance letter to IWbF, Mr. Kayongo penned: “ I appreciate the confidence you have put in me and I promise to do my best. Confer my appreciation to the delegates and President Weng.” He had earlier received congratulatory messages from the federation and various member countries which highlighted his continued contribution and dedication to woodball development.

His good track record in management of finance and vast wealth of experience transcends financial matters to the sports world with attainment of numerous attainments both nationally and internationally. Mr. Kayongo introduced woodball sport on the African continent in 2006 using Uganda as a springboard for its promotion. He currently serves in many other sports bodies in different capacities; Treasurer of the Association of Uganda University Sports (AUUS); Federation of Uganda Football Association (FUFA) Delegate; Finance Committee Member of the Uganda Olympic Committee (UOC); and served as Vice President of the Uganda Handball Federation (UHBF) in the years 2006 – 2008. Has vast experience in managing University Sports and National teams. He has been the Head of Delegation of Uganda’s National Teams to the World University Games, China, Beijing 2001, South Korea Daegu 2003, Schenzen China 2011, Russia Kazan 2013, South Korea Gwangju 2015, Taipei Taiwan 2017, Napoli Italy 2019 He has championed Ndejje University to victories in the Eastern Africa University Games, AUUS Games and FISU Games; Uganda (NUSFU) 2009, Jomo Kenyatta University 2010, Dar- es Salaam 2012 and Uganda Christian University 2014, National University Games; Ndejje University 2005, Uganda Christian University 2007, FISU 2005 Izmir, FISU 2015 Gwangju, South Korea, among others.

Thursday, 31 March 2022 12:28

Zawedde in China

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Bronze for Zawedde

Zawedde Lillian won Bronze in China.
She qualified for the finals 2 strokes ahead of the 2nd placed competitor.
Two gates into the final, Lillian had lost the 2 stroke advantage; hit a 6 in the last gate to finish 2 strokes behind the eventual winner Chan Yuk Ngan from Hong Kong, China.
Congratulations to you Zawedde Lilian

Zawedde in China

Zawedde Lillian is in China to represent Uganda at the China Open International Woodball Championship 2019 in Shaoxing City, China.
Lillian Z Kijjambu is playing Stroke Singles - Women and Fairway Singles - Women and faces Delgerjargal Balinnyam from Mongolian Woodball Federation in Round 1 of Fairway Singles - Women.

Internationally, Lilian is ranked 5th as per 2018, and seeks a better ranking for 2019 to be announced after the China event.

China Open is the last Iwbf Woodball Tour event for 2019 running till November 5, 2019.

Thursday, 31 March 2022 12:26

The 1st Africa Cup Woodball Championship

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The 1st Africa Cup Woodball Championship is happening now, November 5 - 9, 2019 at United States International University - Africa, Nairobi, Kenya. The event precedes the 4th Kenya International Woodball Open Championships that runs November 8 - 11, 2019 at the same venue.

Teams from Kenya, Zimbabwe, Uganda, and Tanzania are competing at the two events.

The Africa Cup Woodball Championship is organised by Africa Woodball Federation and hosted by Kenya Woodball Federation.

Thursday, 31 March 2022 12:23

The 2nd Beach Woodball World Cup

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Hon. Mary Busingye Karooro Okurut the chief guest represented the first lady and minister of education and sports, Janet Kataha Museveni during the colorful launch of the 2nd Beach Woodball World Cup at Spennah Beach Entebbe.

The event was also attended by ambassadors, H.E. Zheng Zhu Qiang (Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to Uganda) and H.E Kazuaki Kameda (Japanese Ambassador to Uganda), Thomas Kok Cheng Ka (International Woodball Federation General Secretary), Charles Bakabulindi (State minister in for Sports), Paul Mark Kayongo (Uganda Woodball Federation President and IWbF Vice president – Africa), officials from the National Council of Sports, delegation representatives, Uganda Woodball Federation officials and the media.

In her address delivered by Okurut, the first lady Mrs. Museveni congratulated Uganda upon the successful hosting of the second Woodball World Cup with anticipation that this milestone will grow the sport further.

Representing the tournament Local Organizing Committee (LOC), the chairperson Vicent Kisenyi appreciated the Governments of Uganda and China, all the partners, sponsors and stakeholders for the effort of developing woodball in Uganda and helping to organize this particular championship.

Kayongo who doubles as the Uganda Woodball Federation and African body boss saluted the travelling countries with a special token of appreciation to Government for continued financial and logistical support in developing this game over time.

Participating countries:

Thirteen countries will take part in the second world beach woodball championship in Entebbe, Uganda.

The hosts Uganda are joined by five other African countries; Kenya, Tanzania, South Sudan, Somalia and Eritrea.

Others are the known woodball giants Chinese Taipei, Singapore, Hong Kong, China, Malaysia, India, Japan and Indonesia.