The Federation of East Africa Secondary Schools Sports Association (FEASSSA) president ,Mr. Justus Mugisha, says Uganda is considering introduction of new sports categories in her championships. This has been informed by the fact that the Uganda Secondary Schools Sports Association (USSSA) organizes competitions in only 13 categories as opposed to the 45 categories organized by the International Schools Sports body, ISF. Uganda, just like Kenya, is affiliated to the ISF and will be sending participants to the International Championships during the forthcoming editions.
The Uganda Secondary Schools Sports Association (USSSA) organizes competitions in: Athletics, Soccer, Basketball, Volleyball, Handball, Netball, Rugby, Hockey, Badminton, Table Tennis, Lawn Tennis and Swimming.
“In the just concluded Sports Administration and Management Course for USSSA executive, regional secretaries and primary schools representatives at Kololo Secondary School, members were surprised to learn that whereas USSSA organizes competitions for only 13 different sports (categories) at the national level, the International Sports Body (ISF) to which USSSA is now affiliated organizes World Schools Competitions for 45 different Sports”, said Mr. Mugisha in a presser.
The Ugandan Secondary Schools’ Sports body ‘s members ratified a decision to introduce new sports disciplines from the grassroots to national level. “This is therefore, to request you, the stake holders, for proposals of the sports and on mode of the new competitions”, says the FEASSSA President.
Uganda finished second after Kenya at this year’s East Africa games held in Musanze Rwanda; from 11-19/08/2018. Uganda garnered a total of 25 medals (9 gold, 10 Silver and 6 Bronze medals) against Kenya’s 28.
The International Schools Sport Federation (ISF) is an International Multi-sport Federation recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). It was founded 1972 and has a total of 113 member countries. The current ISF president is France’s Laurent Petrynka. It organizes the following Sporting categories, for various age groups: Archery, Athletics, Boxing, Chess, Fencing, Gymnastics, Judo, Karate, Swimming, Taekwondo, Tennis, Wrestling, Badminton, Basketball 3X3, Beach Volleyball, Climbing, Golf, Orienteering, Petanque, Road Cycling, Sambo, Surf, Table Tennis, Triathlon, Alpine Skiing, Alpine snowboard, Biathlon, Cross- Country Skiing, Curling, Figure Skating, Freestyle Skiing, Freestyle Snowboard, Ice Hockey, Short Track Skating, Ski Jumping, Badminton, Basketball, Combat Sports, Cricket, Cross-Country, Dance, Flying Disc, Football, Futsal, Handball, Ski and Volleyball.
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