sports

OFFICE OF THE DEAN OF STUDENTS

 2nd May, 2018

Subject          :           write-up on Sports activities from November to May. 2018             

Introduction

Semester one of every academic year is the peak of University Sports competitions. Since November last year, the following sports activities took place.

 Inter-year, Inter-Course, Inter-Culture and Inter-Hall Sports Competitions

These were held at the different campuses and they helped the coaches identify sports talents at the different campuses. These competitions are also used to form campus teams that represent their campuses in the Inter-campus Sports Competitions

The 2017 Season of Busitema University Inter-Campus Sports Competitions

Starting with the Games Union meeting, Busitema University Inter Campus Sports Competitions were officially opened by the Dean, Faculty of Management Sciences, Dr. Nangoli Ssudi on 18th November, 2017. The games were hosted by Busitema campus and a gala was run due to limited time to closing the university. A total of 879 students participated in the year’s edition.

The overall performance was as shown in the table below.

Performance

Team performance per event were as shown in the attached results. The overall performance was as shown in the table below.

 FINAL MEDAL TALLY

Overall Ranking

1st Arapai

2nd Busitema

3rd Nagongera

4th Mbale

5th Pallisa

6th Namasagali

Arapai campus was the overall winner and they received a trophy. The best campus among the males was still Arapai and they won a bull and 8 crates of soda. Busitema campus was the best among women and won a cow and 5 crates of soda.

Games Union Council Meetings

The fourth games Union council meetings were held on 17th November, 2017 that planned for the academic year’s sports activities and also budgeted for the financial year 2018/2019.  The biggest concern was lack of office space for the games union at all campuses.

17TH Association of Uganda University Sports GAMES 16TH – 21ST DECEMBER 2017, NDEJJE UNIVERSITY

The 17th AUUS games took place at Ndejje University from 16th to 21st December 2017. 17 universities participated in these games.

A total of 98 people from Busitema university people participated in the event. These included 84 students, the senior warden who represented the Dean of students, the Sports Tutor, 8 Coaches, 1 medical officers, the AA Guild and Sports, the Games Union Chairperson and the Custodian represented the University.

 The teams were selected as shown in the table below

NDEJJE GAMES, 2017
16TH – 21ST DECEMBER 2017
GENERAL ENTRY FORM
BUSITEMA UNIVERSITY (BUS)
SN SPORT MEN WOMEN TOTAL
1 Athletics 6 4 10
2 Badminton
3 Basketball 10 10
4 Chess 5 5 10
5 Darts  
6 Handball  
7 Hockey  
8 Karate
9 Netball 10 10
10 Rugby 10 10
11 Scrabble
12 Soccer 15 15
13 Softball  
14 Swimming  
15 Table-Tennis  
16 Tae-Kwon-Do 5 2 7
17 Tennis  
18 Volleyball  
19 Woodball 6 6 12
20 Disability Sports Goalball  
21 Sitting Volleyball  
22 Wheel Chair Basketball  
OFFICIALS 11 3 14
  TOTAL 58 40 98

 Performance

The teams performed as below

S/No. ITEM Gold Silver Bronze
1 Chess
2 Karate 1 1
3 Basketball
4 Tae-kwon-do 2
5 Woodball 1
6 Football
7 Table Tennis
8 Rugby
Sub-Total 2 3
TOTAL      

  We got a total of 5 medals and 2 trophies (3rd place overall in Taekwon-do men and women)

 Busitema University emerged 11th out of 17 universities overall as shown on the attached results.

 SPONSORSHIPS

  1. We got Rugby Uniform from the Uganda Rugby Union on 12th August 2017. This encouraged students to start up a rugby team and we are now participating in the Eastern region rugby league.
  2. On 26th November 2017, we won a set of Netball Uniform and 1,000,000/= in the Injector plan Netball tournament organised by Uganda Healthy Marketing Group (UHMG) when we emerged 4th out of 12 institutions. UHMG wants to collaborate with us and we help promote their healthy programmes in Eastern Uganda.

CHALLENGES:

  • Few teams were presented due to insufficient funds.
  • IFMS financial management system which made release of our funds hard

WAY FORWARD / RECOMMENDATIONS

 HAVE TWO FULL TIME ALL ROUND COACHES AT ALL CAMPUSES TO HELP IN DAILY TRAINING

  • Offer sports scholarships to talented students
  • There is need to revise the sports policy because the student leaders miss use the authority granted to them by the policy.

Regional Football League

The Games Union agreed that all campuses should register their football teams in their various districts to play FUFA 4th division football competitions. Busitema campus succeeded and is now playing the 2nd leg of the league in Busia district. The team is currently ranked 3rd out of 10 clubs. This is intended for students to interact and reach out to the neighbouring community.

Scrabble on the Nile Tournament

This took place from 16th to 17th December 2017. 4 students represented the university, Nanyanzi Dianah who was ranked 5th, Musinguzi Obadiah (8th), Tumwijukye Shaban (10th) and Nagasha Elizabeth (11th) out of 100 participants.

Eastern Region Rugby League

The university registered for this league and 5 clubs participated. The team emerged 5th because they did not participate in all the scheduled games. The sports administration is working on appointing a coach to train the team as the students seem to be so much interested in the game.

6TH SEASON OF THE UNIVERSITY FOOTBALL LEAGUE (UFL)

Introduction

The 6th season of the university football league started on 28th March, 2018. Busitema University hosted Nkumba University on 4th April, 2018 and beat Nkumba 2-0. Busitema is now 3rd in the group with 3 points (St. Lawrence University, Nkumba university, Busitema university and lastly Kampala university), our students, Kakala Joshua (BU/UP/2014/573) was awarded the Most Valuable Player for the team (MVP), Lumala Ronald won the man match for the game between Busitema and Nkumba University.

We thank the university management for the support towards the sports unit.

Funding for sports

The games union leadership has accepted to increase the sports fee from 15,000/= to 35,000/=, efforts are being made to convince the Guild leadership who will then hold campus assemblies with the rest of the students. Proposals requesting for funding are also being written to cooperate organisations requesting them to fund certain sports activities like Red Rhino, Nile special, Pepsi, Riham, Bidco Uganda ltd and embassies.

UP COMING EVENTS

Interhall sports competitions

DATE ACTIVITY VENUE
Currently Recess sports activities Busitema Campus
16th – 22nd Sept. Inter hall, inter courses, inter year sports activities All campuses
29th Sept. & 6th Oct. 2018 Inter campus sports competitions Namasagali, Busitema
14th Oct. to 14th Dec. 2018 Training for EAUG All campuses
15th Dec. to 22nd Dec. EAUG competitions University of Dodoma
9th October, 2018 8th AUUS Woodball Championship Busitema University