Woodball Coaching Course Rolls Off At MUBS

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Professor Nick Huang- General Secretary and Administrative Secretary Shu-Han Lu (R)of the IWbF conducting the coaching course at MUBS Friday.
Professor Nick Huang- General Secretary and Administrative Secretary Shu-Han Lu (R)of the IWbF conducting the coaching course at MUBS Friday.

Woodball – the new sport on the rise in Uganda has received a massive boast with a powerful delegation from the International Woodball Federation (IWbF) in the country to conduct a coaching course.

For a a game that was invented in Taiwan about 20 years ago and is starting to make inroads in Africa with its biggest following in Uganda so far. The country has two International certified coaches Joe Collins Ssemanda (UWbF General Secretary) and Paul Mark Kayongo (President of Uganda Woodball Federation) but tactical deficient is set to be history with two instructors from Chinese Taipei Professor Nick Huang- General Secretary and Administrative Secretary Shu-Han Lu- of the IWbF arrived in the country on Wednesday to hand beginner coaches new skills.

Since their arrival on Wednesday his week, they have visited Motherwell Junior School in Mutungo and Ndejje University where they conducted Woodball clinics for the players. While in Ndejje, the IWbF delegation also inspected the four machines at the workshop that will be used to produce Woodball equipment.

The two day course that will have the theory and practical sessions will help the coaches pick some skills ahead of the Uganda Open that gets underway on Saturday afternoon and ends on Sunday at MUBS, Nakawa. The course is also a foundation to attaining the International coaching badge.

Over 80 participants are taking part in the course in a rather new field sport that has taken root most especially in the tertiary education institutions.

Players use a mallet to hit a ball targeted to go through a wooden gate. Like in golf, the fewer the shots to the gate, the better is the score. The player with the fewest shots emerges winner.Ariku

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