Woodball National Teams Lack Funds For International Events

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The Uganda Woodball Federation (UWF) has summoned a national squad of 22 players to enter residential camp tomorrow as it awaits sponsors to support them to take the teams for the World Cup and World Junior Championships.

The Uganda Woodball Federation (UWF) has summoned a national squad of 22 players to enter residential camp tomorrow as it awaits sponsors to support them to take the teams for the World Cup and World Junior Championships.
 
Ndejje University has offered training facilities for the residential camp which is set to be hosted at Ndejje Day Vocational SS and training at the University which has the country's best Woodball course approved by the International Woodball Federation (IWbF).
 
The two teams, with 15 players however require UGX 100m to cover air tickets, feeding, uniform, visa fees, passports, accommodation and allowances while on national duty at the World Cup due August 26 to September 1 in Malaysia and the Erdos World Junior Championships in Mongolia slated for August 26 – 31.

UWF has however managed to secure accommodation and participation fees for only the junior team, leaving a deficit of UGX 50m to cover the remaining expenses of the youthful side which was selected from primary and secondary schools.

UWbF President Mark Kayongo said that they have struggled to build and sustain Woodball since the inception of the sport in the country in 2006. Their current focus is on building a strong junior team for the World Cup and other international engagements.
 
He called upon all the good Samaritans, the business community, respective schools and universities and all well wishers to help these youths and senior players realize their dreams.