Rays of Grace Junior school netball team

2020 National Netball Rally (Primary Schools):

  • Rays of Grace Junior School 24-16 Arch-Bishop Nakirebe Primary School
  • Rays of Grace Junior School 19-17 Katale Progressive Primary School

Following tremendous success on the football front, Rays of Grace Junior School has now spread wings to conquering netball.

Rays of Grace Junior School won the 2020 National Netball Rally held at New Life Primary and Secondary School in Kiboga district.

Three teams participated in primary category and the winner was determined after a round robin format.

The Njeru based school beat Arch Bishop Nakirebe 24-16 on day and were 19-17 victors over Katale Progressive Primary School in the subsequent round.

During the previous year, they had finished second, having lost by a goal margin to Arch Bishop Nakirebe for the event hosted in Luweero.

Rays of Junior School netball captain Hajara Nalwoga receives the trophy

This is a good start for us because our target is to win more trophies. I thank the players, other coaches and the school management for the collective effort” Denis Mpoza, head coach of the school noted.

For starters, Mpoza, a level 3 certified coach who also has a level 2 in umpiring was recently appointed on the Uganda Netball Federation development committee announced during the General assembly held recently at KatiKati Restaurant in Kampala.

In 2019 alone, Rays of Grace Junior School were champions in boys football during the Odilo primary schools championship, Airtel Rising Stars (Buganda regional qualifiers – boys), Buganda Cup, Watoto Wasoka primary school league and performed well at the season ending KAJUFA Camp.

Meanwhile, Exodus won the secondary schools catergory,

Wob successfully defended the men’s category as did Ndejje University in the Institutions event.

National Insurance Corporation (NIC) defended the clubs’ gong.

Uganda U21 team participated as a guest party, winning all the 5 games and shared spoils with champions NIC.

Rays of Grace Junior school netball team players and officials show off their medals and trophy

Rays of Grace Junior School Team Composition:

Players: Jacklin Modongo, Florence Nalusiba, Vick Nambongo, Noeline Nalukwata, Violet Nalule, Angel Ayikolu, Hannah Balondemu, Mary Judith Babirye, Suzan Nabalamu, Petra Nabatanzi, Sylvia Musene, Hajarah Nalwoga (Captain), Flavia Awiro, Jesica Ndagano, Sophia Nakanwagi

Officials: Denis Mpoza (Head Coach), Mohammed Lubanga (Assistant Coach), Claire Nassiwa (Sports Teacher), Charles Kananga (Leader of Delegation), Manisuli Nkolerabaana (Transport)

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

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