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Apita calls for concerted effort in woodball development

By David Namunyala

Added 30th May 2019 04:09 PM

“Woodball has grown so fast in Africa and I am impressed with the turn-up.”

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Uganda Woodball Federation (UWbF) president Paul Mark Kayongo takes a selfie. PHOTO: Richard Sanya

“Woodball has grown so fast in Africa and I am impressed with the turn-up.”

 
Africa Woodball Workshop
 
Dates: May 28-29
Venue: Peniel Hotel, Entebbe
 
Omara Apita has appealed to the delegates at the just concluded Africa Woodball Workshop to spread the game in their respective countries in a bid to improve the level of competition on the continent.
 
The Commissioner for Physical Education in the Ministry of Education and Sports made the remarks during the closure of the two-day continental workshop that was held at Peniel Beach Hotel, Entebbe Wednesday.
 
“I want to congratulate all of you who managed to attend this workshop but I also appeal to you to spread this game in your respective countries,” he said.
 
He went ahead to applaud the Uganda Woodball Federation (UWbF) for taking the initiative to promote the sport in the continent.
 
“I want to thank Paul Kayongo and his team for the tireless efforts in promoting the sport. As a government, we promise continued support to woodball,” he said.
 
Meanwhile, the international body’s vice president Thomas Kok said he was impressed with the turn-up at the event.
 
“Woodball has grown so fast in Africa and I am impressed with the turn-up. I only hope you spread the game in your respective countries,” Kok urged participants.
 
The workshop according to UWbF president Paul Kayongo was intended to impart theoretical and practical knowledge and skills to the respective coordinators.
 
The event attracted 52 participants from Tanzania, Burundi, South Sudan, and Kenya.

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