The new format will see sports account for 40%, corporate values 40% and 20 % will be at the discretion of judges.
KAMPALA - A new season of the Corporate League kicks off this Sunday with reforms in the point-awarding system.
"The awarding system will look more at corporate values such as branding, transparency and responsiveness at the expense of just grinding out results on the pitch," said Dennis Ssebugwawo Mbidde.
The league board chair said the new format will see sports account for 40%, corporate values 40% and 20 % will be at the discretion of judges.
There will also be more games for participants aged 35 and above.
"If logistics allow, we shall have a separate league of 35 and above," said Mbidde.
NSSF managing director Richard Byarugaba, who is also the Corporate League patron, said that the tournament should set benchmarks that should help it operate smoothly over the coming years.
"Besides bringing communities together through sports, the league should be taken to a higher notch to encompass team building, networking and keeping fit," he said.
Running for the 19th consecutive year, the corporate league returns bigger and stronger, with the opening to kick off at Kyambogo University.
Hotel Africana are the defending champions of the fun-packed league.
The tournament will run every other last Sunday of the month up to November 29, with the grand dinner and awards slated for December 4.
The league will see corporate companies compete in different disciplines - football, volleyball, basketball, swimming, woodball, athletics, netball, pool and fun games including tug-of-war and three-legged races.
Companies taking part in this year's edition have increased to 74 from last year's 56.
The likes of SGA Seciurity, Petroleum Authority Uganda, UBOS, Bella Wines, Kirudu Hospital, NGO Bureau, Rene industries, Mobikey Trucks, NITA- Uganda, KFC, MOVIT and Finca Uganda will be making their maiden participation in the league.