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Fresh Dairy Secondary School Games -2020 edition officially kicks off

7 Disciplines, 600,000 students taking part countrywide

Kitende: The Fresh Dairy Secondary School Games – 2020 edition have today been officially flagged off by the Minister of State for Sports, Hon. Obua Denis at a grand ceremony held at St. Mary’s Secondary School Kitende stadium.

Patrick Okanya, President – Uganda Secondary Schools Sports Association (USSSA) the organizers of the Games said, ‘This year, the Fresh Dairy Secondary School games have registered an increase in participation of students from approximately Four Hundred Eighty thousand (480,000) in 2019 to approximately Six Hundred thousand (600,000) in 2020. The total number of disciplines to be competed in will remain at seven (7) as in 2019.’

Discipline

Boys

Girls

Total No. of Teams

Basketball

24

24

48

Football Girls U20

32

32

Rugby – 15’

12

12

Hockey

12

12

24

Table Tennis

12

12

24

Bad Minton

12

12

24

Tennis

12

12

24

Okanya further said that the Fresh Dairy Secondary School Games which will start on 6th March 2020 will climax during the National Finals to take place from 1st – 10th May 2020 in Gulu district at St. Joseph Layibi and Sacred Heart Secondary School. This year’s Games will run as follows:

Activity

Date

Venue

Qualification rounds

6th 31st March 2020

All USSSA sports districts

Zonal qualifiers

1st – 19th April 2020

All zonal areas

National Finals

1st – 10th May 2020

Gulu District: St. Joseph Layibi & Sacred Heart S.S

Marketing Manager Fresh Dairy – Vincent Omoth said, ‘Last year, Fresh Dairy started a five year contract with Uganda Secondary Schools Sports Association worth 3 Billion, Eight Hundred Eighty-Five Million Uganda Shillings (3,885,000,000Ushs) to boost sports in secondary schools across Uganda. Overthe past 1 year, Fresh Dairy is pleased to see a progression in secondary school sports through better quality of sports being played now, but also an increase in the number of students and schools participating.

Omoth said, As title sponsors of the Fresh Dairy Secondary School Games we are humbled by the role we are playing in growing the stature of Uganda’s secondary schools games. Fresh Dairy’s sponsorship essentially serves to nurture the sporting talent of our youth while highlighting the need for health and nutrition using our products. Fresh Dairy believes in developing a complete individual in terms of Sports, Academia and Health.’


This year again, Fresh Dairy’s sponsorship will go towards kitting every team with each player getting two sets of kitsduring the national finals, publicity, branding venues, activations in regions, and administrative costs including trophies, medals and certificates. We are also mounting a robust advertising and publicity campaign for the games across Uganda to heighten participation and interest in the games nationally,’ added Omoth.

Omoth elaborated that as part of the 2019 Fresh Dairy Secondary School games, Fresh Dairy unveiled Three (3) University Sports Scholarships for the best performing students in Basketball (2) and Rugby (1) who were also required to score at least 19 points in their 2019 Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE). This year’s scholarship details and thewinners of last year’s scholarships will be announced during the course of this year, after the recently released 2019 UACE results are matched and vetted against the 2019 top performers of the Fresh Dairy Secondary School Games by USSSA.


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