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Uganda's global ambitions amplified by Nabisunsa Open

By Kasozi Balikuddembe

Added 29th March 2019 01:37 PM

To thrive at this level, they know that they require the highest level of preparations.

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A Nabisunsa warrior in action. Courtesy photo

To thrive at this level, they know that they require the highest level of preparations.

U19 Women’s World Lacrosse Championship
 
1-10 August, Peterborough Canada
 
Uganda Lacrosse Association knows the weight and realities of the World Lacrosse Championships.
 
To thrive at this level, they know that they require the highest level of preparations.
 
In the build-up to this year’s U19 Women’s World Lacrosse Championship August in Canada, apparently, Uganda is in a strong running to create a formidable side.
 
Through the Uganda Lacrosse Foundation, an NGO based in the United States, Christine Schreiber has been appointed head coach for the “Lady Cranes”.
 
She comes with lots of experience having played and coached in the United States, currently an assistant at St Anthony’s High School in New York.
 
“I’m excited and look forward to providing an experience of a lifetime for the young girls,” she says.
 
Interestingly, she is no stranger to Ugandan lacrosse having worked with the men’s team in 2013.
 
Meanwhile, activations on the local scene just keep coming and the latest was the Nabisunsa Girls Open that climaxed Saturday at the Kyambogo Cricket Oval.
 
“This is one of the platforms for the girls to showcase their skills as the process for the national team selection gears up,” said Liberty Twesiime, lacrosse coordinator.
 
Canaan High School completed a three-peat secondary schools competitions triumph after emerging top from the five schools that took part.
 
Flavia Nalwadda and Ruth Tushemerirwe carried the champions on their shoulders with 15 and 13 goals respectively in the round robin contest.
 
Nabisunsa’s Gaylene Gaswaga was a major standout and her 11 goals plus an impressive all-around performance earned her MVP.
 
The youngster has been on song in recent competitions, offering a glimpse in the future of Uganda women’s lacrosse.
 
Next month, the local federation is looking at a coaching camp and then subsequent national team tryouts as Uganda chases international glory at the worlds.
  
EMAIL: kbalikuddembe@newvision.co.ug
TWITTER: @casozi14

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