Della Torre Football Academy Players (Credit: David Isabirye)

Fast rising Luweero district based Della Torre Football Academy has been boosted by an assortment of equipment.

The equipment ranges from balls, jersey sets, T-Shirts to training cones.

Swiss citizen Della Torre, also the academy patron made this timely donation that had 24 balls, three different sets of jerseys, 83 training cones and accompanying carrier bags.

Officials and players of Dolla Torre Football Academy at St Andrew Kasaala playground in Luweero District (Credit: David Isabirye)
Siraje Kabuye, Chief Executive Officer at Dolla Torre Football Academy (Credit: David Isabirye)

Siraje Kabuye, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Della Torre Football Club was very delighted by the offer from Della Torre.

“Della Torre has been supportive time over and again. On behalf of the Della Torre Football Academy, we are very humbled for this donation that will push us that desired extra mile in the development of the children’s talent” a visibly excited Kabuye confessed.

Siraje Kabuye, Chief Executive Officer of Dolla Torre Football Academy and Rev. Kibuuka (Credit: David Isabirye)
Patrick Sserugo juggles the ball (Credit: David Isabirye)

After the grueling clearance from the Uganda Revenue Authority (URA), the equipment was officially handed over to the academy coaches and very happy players.

The official hand-over took place on Tuesday, 16th November 2021 at the Kasaala St Andrew playground, just opposite the St Andrew Catholic Church in Luweero.

Dolla Torre Football Academy youngsters hold their donated balls with the trophies (Credit: David Isabirye)
Dolla Torre Football Academy players outside their headoffices in Kasaala Luweero (Credit: David Isabirye)

Some of the players led by the captain and stylish goalkeeper Patrick Sserugo, officials; Siraje Kabuye (CEO), Hassan Ssekitto (Treasurer), coaches Ivan Mawanda, Musa Kirumira, Aaron Kirumira and Hakim Magala attended.

“We are humbled for this offer of equipment. It will motivate us and play well” player Sserugo revealed.

Ball work session for Dolle Torre Football Academy players at St Andrew’s Playground, Kasaala (Credit: David Isabirye)

For starters, Dolla Torre is stationed at Kasaala St Andrew play ground in Luweero district where the main offices are also found.

They have another branch at Kibiri, along Busabala road in Wakiso District.

Dolla Torre Football Academy players juggling the ball at St Andrew’s playground in Kasaala – Luweero (Credit: David Isabirye)
Della Torre Football Academy players in a prayer session at St (Credit: David Isabirye)
Coaches and officials at Dolla Torre offices in Kasaala, Luwero (Credit: David Isabirye)

Management:
The academy owes its founding to Swiss citizen, Della Torre who is also the patron.

The chairman is Joseph Sseruyulu, Siraje Kabuye (Chief Executive Officer), Mariam Nakabuye (secretary), Hassan Ssekitto (Treasurer), Eunice Nyadoi (equipment manager) with three coaches Musa Kirumira, Ivan Mawanda and Hakim Magala.

Some of the outstanding players include Isa Kasirivu (under-11 team), Gideon Male (under 13), Joshwa Kiryowa (under 15) and Najib Kitumba (under-17).

Emma Ssewankambo holds a ball and trophy (Credit: David Isabirye)
Dolla Torre Football Academy player Imran Uthman at their head offices in Kasaala, Luweero (Credit: David Isabirye)

Della Torre aims to provide the highest levels of quality football training for young players enhancing their football skills along with their social, emotional and physical health in a positive and  safe environment,  built from mutual respect,  character and hard work upon which every child can build success both on and off field.

Della Torre Football Academy Mission Statement
Captain Patrick Sserugo holding the ball (Credit: David Isabirye)

Our vision is to develop confident players who are exciting and creative in their playing ability, balanced with the importance and understanding of how to incorporate their skills as part of a team.

Della Torre Football Academy Vision

Rise and Shine

Della Torre Football Academy Motto

Administration:

  • Patron: Della Torre
  • Chief Executive Officer (CEO): Siraje Kabuye
  • Chairman: Joseph Sseruyulu
  • Secretary: Mariam Nakabuye
  • Treasurer: Hassan Ssekitto
  • Equipment manager: Eunice Nyadoi
  • Coaches: Musa Kirumira, Ivan Mawanda and Hakim Magala
Della Torre Football Academy players hold their training cones (Credit: David Isabirye)

Captains:

  • Under 11 Captain:  Isa Kasirivu
  • Under 13: Male Gideon
  • Under 14: Patrick Sserugo
  • Under 15: Joshwa Kiryowa
  • Under 17: Najib Kitumba
Della Torre Football Academy players and officials with some of the donated equipment (Credit: David Isabirye)
Dolla Torre Football Academy Logo (Credit: David Isabirye)

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

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