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Netball motivated by NCS award

By Johnson Were

Added 19th December 2018 05:35 PM

She Cranes manager Jocelyn Ucanda noted that recognising their work encourages them to work harder.

Netball motivated by NCS award

NCS and sports Federations officials cuts the cake. PHOTO: Johnson Were

She Cranes manager Jocelyn Ucanda noted that recognising their work encourages them to work harder.

NCS awards

Netball

-Qualified for the Netball World Cup

-Won the World University Netball Championship

-Defended the Africa Netball Cup

-finished 6th in Commonwealth

Athletics

-Cheptegei won two gold medals in Commonwealth 10000m & 5000m races

-Stella Chesang won gold medal in Commonwealth 10000m race

-Mercyline Chelangat won bronze medal Commonwealth 10000m race.

Motorsport

-Won the FIM Central Africa Championship

-Stav Orland emerged Africa Champion in 85cc

-Jas Mangat finished 3rd in FIA WRC Candidate Safari rally

Rugby

-Participated in the San Francisco Rugby 7s World Cup

-Finished third in Rugby Africa 7s Cup

-finished

Cricket

-Won ICC World cricket league Divisions 4

-competed in the ICC world cricket league Division3

-women finished fourth in ICC T20 World cup qualifier.

Woodball

-Uganda finished second in the Woodball World Cup

-Uganda to host 2019 World Cup

AUUS

-Successfully hosted the World University Netball Games

Football

-Qualified for 2019 Nations Cup

-Uganda qualified for U-17 Nations Cup

-Runners in CECAFA & 3rd in COSAFA

-KCCA qualified for Champions' League group Stages.

Recognising netball among the best performing disciplines this year by government is a big motivation for the She Cranes who are  preparing for the 2019 World Cup in Liverpool.

Netball and other disciplines such as athletics, rugby, football, woodball, cricket, motorsport were recognised as the best performing sports disciplines this year at a function held at Lugogo during the NCS end of year party.

She Cranes manager Jocelyn Ucanda noted that recognising their work encourages them to work harder.

"It is not just motivation, but a big push for us to aim for excellency and we are going to do so," Ucanda said.

"We set standards that have been recognised. We cannot look below them anymore and the recognition of these standards sets the bar higher for us which pushes us to better our performance," she explained.

Among the achievement, She Cranes qualified for the 2019 Netball World Cup in Liverpool, successfully defended the Africa Netball Cup, finished sixth in the Gold Commonwealth Games and also won the World University Netball Championship.

Uganda Olympic Committee president William Blick lauded the government for the improved funding of sports but appealed for more.

"Sports markets Uganda more than any other industry," Blick stressed before adding that Uganda teams needs early funding to start early preparations for international competitions.

FUFA president on behalf of sportsfederations requested government to wave off taxes on sports equipment and to construct modern facilities for athletes.

NCS chairman Bosco Onyik pledged the government's continued support and urged federations to be more organised.

Sports minister Charles Bakabulindi urged sports administrators to work for the development of sports but not for their selfish interests.

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