Boys basketball games qualifiers at Seeta High School, Green Campus (Photo: David Isabirye)
  • Event: 2019 Fresh Dairy Secondary School Games
  • Dates: 4th – 11th May
  • Venue: Mbale Secondary School, Mbale

When the Fresh Dairy Secondary Schools games kick off early May 2019, the students will be vying for something special.

There are three university sports scholarships at Starthmore University in Kenya that will be awarded to the top performing students.

The overall best 3 winners in basketball (boy and girl) as well as rugby (boy) will be considered with a condition that they also excelled academically in their UCE and UACE Examination grades.

The national finals of this year’s ball games one will be hosted by Mbale Secondary School from 4th to 11th May 2019.

Addressing the media and school representatives at Copper Chimney restaurant, Lugogo during the draws for the games, the marketing manager Fresh Dairy, Vincent Omoth confirmed the development.

Fresh Dairy has partnered with Strathmore University to offer four year degree course. University sports scholarships to the top performers in Basketball and Rugby during the ongoing Fresh Dairy Secondary School Games. This is based on a pretext that Fresh Dairy believes in developing a complete individual in terms of Sports, Academia and Health. We know that merging excellence in Sports and Academics will go a long way in nurturing a comprehensive person, ready for today’s competitive work space. The winning students for the University sports scholarships will have a choice to select the degree of their preference to offer at Strathmore. The students will further continue with their sports talent by playing for the Strathmore University respective teams. Also, all Universal Secondary Education schools have also been permitted to take part in the ongoing Fresh Dairy Secondary School Games at no cost by eliminating the participation fee of 150,000 Ushs for each team, to enable their students nurture their sports talents as well.

Vincent Omoth, marketing manager Fresh Dairy
USSSA Chairman Patrick Okanya (middle) during the press conference (Photo: David Isabirye)

The sponsors will also upgrade infrastructure in the hosting school facility as well as offering publicity during the games, which will enable more students’ talents to get exposed to various teams and coaches from different parts of the country.

The general secretary of the Uganda Secondary Schools Sports Association (USSSA) Christopher Mugisha confirmed that over 2500 students will grace the games.

We expect over 2,500 secondary school students to take part from across the country competing in the football U-20 girls, basketball, hockey, rugby 15’s, table tennis, badminton and Tennis.

Christopher Mugisha, USSSA General Secretary
Christopher Mugisha, USSSA General Secretary during the games draws (Photo: David Isabirye)

District and regional qualifiers were completed successfully and a full list of all winning schools to take part in the National finals has been compiled with the draws out as well.

David Isabirye is a senior staff writer for Kawowo Sports where he covers most of the major events.

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