KAMPALA Uganda (Xinhua) --
She Cranes, Uganda’s national netball team has
again proved that despite the odds, they are determined to bag
financial support, the team last week confirmed their third
consecutive win of the Africa Netball Championship in a
tournament held in Lusaka, Zambia. The team won the title in
2017 and 2016.
The Lusaka win
earned the She Cranes a place at the 2019 Netball World Cup
scheduled to be held in Liverpool, England.
The latest ranking
by the International Netball Federation put Uganda at the 7th
Since the team
featured in the 2015 World Cup in Australia where they finished
8th, it has gained more confidence.
team captain told Xinhua in a recent interview that the secret
behind the star performance is in talent spotting and
Proscovia, who plays
professional netball in England, said that Uganda is blessed
with a lot of talent.
“Even before I
started playing netball, Uganda has always been playing good
netball. We have several tall girls and very swift,” she said.
At the secondary
school and university level, once the girls who have talent are
spotted, they are given scholarships to further their education.
president of the Uganda Netball Federation told Xinhua that this
has been critical in uplifting the standard of netball in the
She said this
motivates other young players to improve themsleves in order to
Anek said at the
club level, players are given jobs by team sponsors. She said
this also motivates the players to put up a good performance.
“It is one of the
best things that has happened to netball where some of the
players get employment and are able to earn besides what they
get from playing netball. This has motivated many other younger
players and this is helping the sport grow,” Anek said.