UPDF unveils Gadafi football club in Jinja

first_imgGadafi football club unveiled in Jinja district on Friday.Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Uganda Peoples Defense Forces-UPDF officers attached to Jinja zone have unveiled Gadafi Football Club. The football club with a squad of three soldiers and 22 civilians was unveiled at the Speke Courts Hotel in Jinja district on Friday. Lt. Col Ivan Lwanyaga, attached to the Senior command and staff college, Kimaka, who doubles as the club’s patron says the team is a link between the force and the neighboring community. “This club is for both UPDF and the general public, because it will act as a link aimed at strengthening our already existing relationship in ensuring peace for our communities,” said Lwanyaga.He adds that the team is a partnership between civilians and selected officers who have agreed on using it as a tool to advocate for physical fitness and having healthy diet among the youth.  On his part, Lt. Edrine Ochieng, the team’s president says the club has progressed from the lower division to regional level. He further says that their target is to play in the Fufa Big League next season. “Football is our main platform for inspiring the youth.  We are therefore working hard so as to progress to the Big League which will attract more public involvement in our club led activities in the community,” he says.******URNShare on: WhatsApplast_img read more

May leads LVR sweep of Senior Boys at Kootenay Cross Country Championships

first_imgIn the Senior Girl’s race, Emily Simpson of Prince Charles Secondary of Creston won the title in convincing form, finishing the 4.7-kilometer distance in a time of 20:59.6.Annika Ackerman of Salmo was second, three minutes behind Simpson.LVR’s Sydney Zimmer was fifth at 27:37.2.Geoffrey Drought of Cranbrook’s Mount Baker Secondary won the Junior Boy’s race while Sierra Cooper of Salmo took the Junior Girls race.Sydney Wilson was second while Molly Miller was third.Tayley Hryniw of Mount Sentinel was fourth.The BC High School Cross Country Championships go Saturday (November 7) at Jericho Beach Park in Vancouver.Full race results can be viewed at the webscorer site. Micah May of L.V. Rogers edged out teammates Keiran Marchand and Darian Johnson to capture the top prize at the Kootenay High School Cross Country race held recently in Kimberley.May, who was a dominant force on the circuit this season, covered the six-kilometer distance in a time of 29 minutes, 16.9 seconds.Marchand was second at 30:59.7 while Johnson was third at 33:50.1.Tibo Kolmel and Malte Liedtke, both of LVR, finished fourth and fifth.last_img read more