Gulu - Northern Uganda
The National Disability Sports Gala held September 24-29 at St Benedict Primary school sports ground, Mpigi District is a tournament that provides recreational and competitive opportunities for all athletes with physical disabilities. Athletes from Arua, Kisoro, Kampala, Soroti, Gulu and host Mpigi district traveled to Mpigi to participate in this five-day sports camp. Competitions were made in the following games; wheelchair basketball, goal ball, athletics (100m,200m,400m,800m,1500m and 5000m, 10,000m, Wheel chair racing, long jump, short put, javelin and discus- both ball standing and chair seated throwers), Wheel chair basketball, Sitting volley ball, Boccia, attracting closed to 400 athletes with disabilities.
With no Basketball court in the school, a make-shift provision of a ‘dirt court‘ was designed in a dry spot section of the school netball field. Basketball hoops were hoisted and nailed to a pair of poles with a plywood as back board.
Wheelchair Basketball had two matches played on the first day of the fixture and one more match played on the second day in a roundrobin format where the team with maximum takes it all.
Gulu wheelchair basketball Club won two matches and earned 4 points, Kampala City Council Authority won one, lost one match earning 3 points, and finally Mpigi wheelchair basketball Team Club lost both matches and settled for 2 points at the bottomof the log. In total there were 3 matches played and 122 baskets scored during the tournament from 13 different players.
Mpigi District Resident District Commissioner, Mpigi District handed over the winner’s trophy to Gulu Wheelchair Basketball team during the closing ceremony.
Gulu Wheelchair Basketball Club thanks the Uganda Paralympic Committee, National Council of Sports as well as our other sponsors, Media houses, for their kind support of this programme that attracted over 25 wheelchair basketball athletes across the country. Looking forward to the 7th Edition of the National Disability Sports Gala 2020!
AWARDS AND PRIZES
CHAMPIONS : GULU WHEELCHAIR BASKETBALL CLUB
RUNNER UP : KAMPALA WHEELCHAIR BASKETBALL CLUB
THIRD PLACE : MPIGI WHEELCHAIR BASKETBALL TEAM
AWARD PLAYER TEAM
Most Valuable Player (Finals) Ojara Denis Gulu
Most Valuable Player (Gala) Ojara Denis Gulu
Top scorer Ojok Christopher Gulu
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