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UCA donates equipment to schools
Publish Date: Mar 20, 2014
UCA donates equipment to schools
UCA CEO Justin Ligyalingi.
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By Charles Mutebi 

ONE of the demands of the UCA’s avowed ambition to beef up grassroots development is to donate cricket equipment to schools, as most are simply handicapped. 

This is why UCA’s move to hand out assorted cricket equipment to 34 secondary schools from around Uganda represents is significant move on the part of the local cricket body and early proof that  cricket chairman Richard Mwami is keen to keep his word of shifting more attention to lower-level development. 

The equipment came from Australia’s Bankstown Cricket Association, a group of well-wishers who, thanks to Brian Freedman, have basically met UCA’s equipment-needs for the last seven-nine years. 

Freedman was Australia’s U-19 coach during the 2004 U-19 World Cup in Bangladesh and he struck a relationship with Uganda’s U-19 team, which was also at the event. Freedman promised to collect and send equipment to Uganda from well-wishers in Australia and he delivered the following year, sending a huge consignment of varied tools. 

This was the seventh batch and it was loaded, with helmets, bats, pads, balls, soft balls, wicket-keeping gloves, batting gloves, abdominal guards and junior versions of this equipment. There were also soccer balls, volleyballs, basketballs and books and magazines on cricket. 

The equipment was given out in fours to the 34 schools, whose teachers were available at the ceremony, also attended by UCA CEO Justin Ligyalingi, women’s representative to UCA board Rita Tinkamanyire and NCS general secretary Jasper Aligawesa.

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