Uganda woodball federation (UWBF) passed a Shs700m 2019 budget during their annual general assembly on Saturday at the federation offices in Mengo. The budget saw an increase of Shs200m from last year after Uganda won the bid to host the 2019 International beach woodball championship due may 25-31 at Spenah beach, Entebbe with over 35 countries expected to take part. Paul Mark Kayongo, the UWBF President revealed that government, through the National council of sport (NCS) has already pledged to support the competition’s organisation whilst Chinese embassy already putting aside a budget for the same. “We have already set up a local organising committee led by Vincent Kisenyi and we look forward to a successful tournament,” he noted. Meanwhile, two new members were confirmed by the assembly; Kabaka foundation and Namulonge community school. David Katende, the NCS deputy secretary general, who was the guest of honour, hailed UWBF leadership for the transparency and efforts to grow the sport. “Despite being a young federation, the woodball federation has exhibited great professionalism and commitment to grow the sport. We shall continue to improve on the financial support to the federation because it is the top best run sports federation currently and have achieved a lot internationally,” noted Katende. “We have also proposed that woodball players who win Singles medals from international events be added to the list of sportsmen salaried by the president,” he added.