There was much excitement at Namugongo Primary School in Lubanda today as the 2014 Suubi Schools Sport Tournament concluded in style.
The competition had begun on March 11th, with a record number of 20 schools competing. The preliminary rounds had seen five groups of four schools compete at playgrounds, in various villages across Kisekka Sub County. All of these schools had fought hard to win a place in the semi finals, which were held earlier this week. So it was the strongest two teams, in each events, that eventually made it through to compete in the finals today.
Kyasonko and Busubi teams were excited to play in the finals of the boys football.
Namugongo and Nakawanga put on a fine performance in the the girls football.
And a large crowd gathered to watch the hard fought final between Nakawanga and Nakateete in the netball.
In additional to the fabulous football and netball finals, there was also lots of interest in the new sport of volleyball, which had been added since last years inaugural event.
Kiwangala Muslim and Kyasonko PS showed off their skills in the volleyball finals.
Results of all finals matches
Football (boys): Winners: St. Joseph Kyasonko Primary School
Runners Up: St. Joseph's Busubi Primary School
Football (girls): Winners: St. Joseph Nakawanga Primary School
Runners Up: St. Charlse Namugongo
Netball : Winners: St. Joesph Nakwanga Primary School
Runners Up: Nakateete Primary School
Volley ball: Winners: Kiwangala Moslem Primary school
Runners Up: St. Joseph Kyasonko Primary School
It was not only the children who had made it through to the finals who were smiling at the end of the day though. Thousands of fellow students, parents and teachers had turned up to cheer on their teams. The theme for this years tournament had been, "SPORTS FOR ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE" and this message came through loud and clearly as footballs and netballs were presented to each of the 20 participating schools. This will enable head teachers at all these schools to encourage their students to continue practising and keep active as part of striving towards a well rounded education.
The large crowd gathered around the official tent to listen to speeches and watch as prizes were awarded to the winners and runners up.
Boys football winners, Kyasonko PS, were happy to receive new red sports jazzys as their prize from Suubi Centre director and staff.
The girls from Nakawanga and Nakateete, who had played such a fine match in the finals of the netball, were happy to show off their new sports uniforms.
All 20 schools that participated in the tournament were thrilled to be presented with a football and netball at the end of the day.
A huge thank you and congratulations must go to all Suubi staff members and volunteers who have worked tirelessly to make this year's tournament anther great success. We feel sure this event will continue to go from strength to strength in years to come!
There was much excitement among the school children in the area over the last couple of days as the 2nd annual Suubi Primary Schools Sports Gala kicked off. After the huge success of the inaugural event last year, we are thrilled to have an additional four schools competing this year, bringing the total to 20 primary schools participating in 2014.
Students from Namagongo, Nakawanga, Namulanda and Bright Light primary schools competed in both boys and girls football and netball at Lubanda play ground yesterday, while it was OMODING, Ngereko, Kiwangala Muslim and Nakateete primary schools turn today at Ngereko playground.
The boys listened intently to Suubi Centre Sports Manager, Paul, before their football match got underway.
All matches over the two days were keenly competed and played in good spirit.
With the 20 schools participating in this year's event having been split into five groups of four, only two teams from each day will move on to semi final stage.
The girls were not to be outdone on the football pitch.
While others took to the netball court with flare.
There was lots of cheering and supporting from the large crowd of students that watched all the events throughout both days.
Results to date
March 11th event held at Lubanda Playground:
Football (boys) Nakawanga PS No.1 and Namulanda PS No2.
Football (girls) Namugongo PS No.1 and Nakawanga PS No.2
Netball: Nakawanga PS and Namugongo PS draw.
March 12th event held at Ngereko Playground:
Football (boys): OMODING PS No1 and Ngereko PS No2
Football (girls): Kiwangala Muslim PS No1 and Ngeroko PS No2
Netball: Nakateete PS and Ngereko PS draw.
Round robin matches will continue to be played over the coming week:
Third group matches will be played at Kankamba play ground.
Save the Child P/s
St Jude Lwangulwe P/s
St Martin Kiwangala P/s.
Fourth group matches to be played at Kyasonko play ground:
Kaboyo PS (winners of last year in boys football)
Fifth group to be played at Kyembazzi play ground:
Hope Bulemere Kyembazi PS ( runner up in boys football last year)
St Gertrude Nakateete PS
So as you can see, the next couple of weeks will continue to be exciting times as round robin rounds and semi finals are completed before the culmination of the event when the finals will take place on April 3rd.
To see all that was happening at Suubi during July - Oct check out the 2013 trip blog.