By Ronnie Kintu
REX Stevens, a United Kingdom trainer from the Youth Sport Trust (YST) based at Loughborough University has applauded UCA for its strategy to develop women cricket.
Rex is in Uganda for a five-day young leaders course as part of the British Council (BC) Dreams and Teams initiative.
He told the press yesterday that YSTâ€™s objective is to develop young leaders through sports.
Twenty-three girls from ten secondary schools are assembled at Lugogo for the second BC sponsored residential academy.
The BC, in partnership with Uganda Cricket Association (UCA), launched a women cricket development programme in 2001 under the Dreams and Teams project.
â€œOur target is to help the girl child acquire leadership skills through sports and we are happy UCA are partners in the struggle,â€ BCâ€™s Kate Ewart said.
Project coordinator Suzan Luswata said the project aims at increasing girlsâ€™ cricket playing schools in Uganda.
Six secondary schools participated in the first girls cricket week last December.