They are also looking for sponsors to make the league a success
National Woodball League
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Woodball players should expect a busy start to next season after the local body Uganda Woodball Federation (UWbF) took the initiative to include the national league on the calendar.
The league is expected to run for about four months alongside other events on the calendar and according to UWbF president Paul Mark Kayongo it will also help to grow the sport further around the country.
“Besides taking part in these one-off events, we also need to keep players active throughout the year and only the league will help us achieve this," Kayongo said at the climax of the pilot league over the weekend at Makerere University Business School in Nakawa, Kampala.
"I’m impressed that the turn up for the pilot league was this big and therefore we shall not relax until we take woodball to another level and also make sure it becomes the leading sport in the country," he stated.
He later added that they are also looking for sponsors to make the league a success ahead of the launch early next year.
The previous local calendar comprised of one-off events among others national and junior's championship, institutions opens, corporate and beach circuits but according to UWbF president Paul Mark Kayongo, the league will help to keep the players engaged throughout the season.
Meanwhile at the pilot league over the weekend, Botladz Woodball Club's Isaac Ariho, Franco Kibuule, Steven Mugira and Baptist Kateregga beat Charles Ssensalo, Justus Muhanguzi, Abednego Okello and Moses Kivumbi from Zoe to clinch the men's title.
In the women's side, Zoe woodball club were crowned champions while Team Lilly and Botladz finished in second and third positions respectively.