INF World Ranking - 7
Nickname - She Cranes
Capital city - Kampala
Population - 41M
Best Commonwealth Games Finish - Debut Appearance
Uganda are the only debutantes at this years netball competition at the Commonwealth Games. Now ranked 7th in the INF World Rankings, Uganda have enjoyed a seismic rise up the international ladder.
In August 2014, Uganda were ranked 15th in the INF World Rankings. Last year Uganda won the African Netball Championships which saw them move into the top 10.
The She Cranes are captained by Peace Proscovia, who won the Vitality Super League Player of The Year for last season in England. The shooter scored 812 goals throughout the season for her club side Loughborough Lightning, which was the most in the league.
Uganda recently traveled to Barbados for a three match test series in which the She Cranes were victorious 2-1. The first two matches were very close with Uganda taking the first game and Barbados leveling the series up in the second game. The series decider was a little bit more clear cut as Uganda secured a comfortable victory. For the full story on that particular series click here.
Captain Peace Proscovia is one of netball most recognisable role models. Read more about how her life has changed through netball here. On International Women’s Day, GC.com featured eleven inspirational women of the Commonwealth Games, in which Peace featured. Read more about that here.
Captain of the Under 21s squad at last years Netball World Youth Cup, Joan Nampungu, is called up to the senior squad. Nampungu led her side to a 7th placed finish last summer in Botswana.
Ruth Meme has also been selected in the squad after missing last years African Netball Championship.
Match Schedule – Preliminary Rounds
Uganda’s first ever game at the Commonwealth Games will be against none other than two time gold medalists, New Zealand.
Up next is a tie against fellow African side Malawi. Malawi currently occupy 6th in the INF World Rankings, one position above of the She Cranes.
Captain Peace will potentially play against some of her club teammates as Uganda play England in their third match.
Their penultimate match will come against Wales. Wales currently rank three positions below Uganda in the INF World Rankings.
Finally, Uganda will play against the Scottish Thistles, who made their netball debut at the last Commonwealth Games.
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