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UCA Mass Participation Program achieves remarkable success


Uganda Cricket Association (UCA), mandated by the International Cricket Council, initiated a widespread participation program aimed at primary and secondary schools across various regions of Uganda.

This endeavor aligns with UCA’s mission to expand cricket’s reach and enhance awareness throughout the country.

Deploying multiple ICC Level One Coaches to distinct areas such as Lira, Gulu, Kumi, Kinyara, and Masindi, the program achieved resounding success, involving thousands of students.

Each coach efficiently visited four schools daily for two days, totaling at least eight schools. Coordination with district inspectors of schools and Cricket Without Boundaries coaches facilitated smooth access to the schools.

The program’s objective was to conduct engaging 30-minute sessions (ideally 2-hour sessions daily) involving approximately 100 children per session.

Notably, Masindi and Kinyara displayed exceptional enthusiasm, fostering a genuine passion for cricket among pupils, promising continuity for the sport.

Pupils in Masindi.

Particularly in Kabango, Kinyara, the overwhelming number of participants resulted in a coach-to-student ratio of 1:1000, highlighting the immense interest generated.

With the cricketing year concluding, the program saw thousands of trainees participating, significantly elevating its success.

It successfully acquainted numerous kids with cricket, evoking joy and interest in the sport. This accomplishment ensures a promising future for cricket by instilling a love for the game among the youth.

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