National Rally Netball Championship 2019
St Noa 20-24 St Mary’s
St Mary’s, Kitende SSS inflicted revenge to St Noa Girls School, Zana after the latter beat Kitende in last year’s East African championship final to clinch maiden regional title. St Mary’s Kitende, who entered three teams in the tournament, grabbed glory through their senior side (Kitende A). The two sides were tied at eleven (11) by the end of first stanza but Kitende came out strong in the last quarter. Despite the loss, St Noa Girls were a great side to watch especially their two Malawi imports Ethel Ng’ambi and Beatrice Kumwenda. Kitende’s Nasanga Shadia and Margret Bagala were also another thrilling piece of talent to watch. To reach the final, St Mary’s beat Kawanda SSS 26-20 in quarters before seeing off Buddo SS at semis 24-20. St Noa Girls School-Zana beat Ssingo SSS 30-8 in the quarter final before outclassing St Mary’s Katende B 27-20 in the semi finals. A total of 37 teams from 18 secondary schools, 6 women and 4 men clubs, 6 primary schools and 4 universities took part in this year’s Championship that on March 14thtill 16th at Kasana Play grounds, Luwero where Luwero boys Schools hosted the round-robin championship from. In the other categories, Ndejje University won the university category, National Insurance Company (NIC) defended the women clubs category, Arch Bishop Nakirebe and WOBS won the primary and men (clubs) categories respectively. The next event on the schools calendar are the National schools championship qualifiers and finals which also double as East African championship qualifiers due July in Soroti, before the East African championship follows later in August in Mwanza, Tanzania.