Uganda Badminton Association (UBA) has distributed equipment worth Ugx16 million from Badminton World Federation (BWF) to schools around Kampala.

The equipment includes rackets, nets, tin of balls and manuals for students to equip themselves and play the sport at their respective schools.

UBA CEO Simon Mugabi handed over the equipment to over 20 schools in the presence of National Council of Sports (NCS) Assistant General Secretary-Technical David Katende at Lugogo on Tuesday.

Mr. Katende said that the equipment for which NCS paid upto Ugxsh9.5m in taxes to clear them, will go a long way in developing the sport if the beneficiary schools utilize them well.

He also urged other sports federations and associations to emulate Uganda Badminton Association and implement their development and calendar programs as a way to grow sports in the country.

Uganda has qualified to play at the forthcoming Commonwealth Games in Australia April 5 - 15.

Uganda which is grouped together with England, South Africa, Australia will only compete in the team event.

NCS assistant general secretary technical David Katende in suite with teachers.
Tuesday, February 6, 2018