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EDUCATION: FUFA Attends 3rd National Sports Federations’ Workshop

Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) was part of the 25 national sports federations that successfully completed the 3rd National Sports Federations’ Symposium at the Uganda Olympic Committee headquarters in Lugogo, Kampala.

The two day workshop was targeted towards efforts of further brainstorming on how best sports can be efficiently developed across the several sporting disciplines.

FUFA was represented by the Federation Technical Director, Asuman Lubowa and the education officer, Jackson Nyiima at the symposium that had over 50 delegates.

Germany Deputy Head of mission in Uganda, Joachim Duster was the chief guest who opened and closed the workshop at the same time.

Duster in his submission appreciated the unity that has existed to see all the sports federations working under one umbrella to surge a way forward in the name of sports development in Uganda.

He urged the sports federations to work closely with the National Council of Sports (NCS) and the Uganda Olympic Committee (UOC).

I see potential in every sports federation in Uganda. I wish to commend you for doing what is right but again, encourage you to put right what needs to be done right

The Germany deputy mission in Uganda, Duster noted before he handed each of the participants a certificate of participation.

Topics Discussed:

Several issues ranging from management, finance, marketing, public relations, human resource management, administration to competitions were packaged in the two day workshop whose main facilitator was Gunteer Lange, a German development sports expert attached to Uganda.

Some of the topics discussed to harness performance among the sports federations included; management of players, Public relations, training facilities, Information Technology, career management, media, marketing strategies, Talent development/exposure, funds management, Human resource administration, Structure policy, legal frame work, Equipment, Partnership with stake holders, sports science in management, sports schools, national federation office management, Tax exemption on sports equipment.

FUFA Technical Director, Asuman Lubowa (second left) receives his certificate from Deputy Head of Mission at the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Uganda, Joachim Duster at Lugogo in Kampala.

This was the third time that a similar national sports federations workshop was being organized by the Uganda Olympic Committee (UOC) with the assistance of the Germany government under the Federal Foreign Office of the German Sport Co-operation Programme.

FUFA Technical Director, Asuman Lubowa was grateful of the course and he appreciated the organizers for some the insights highlighted that will further boost football development in Uganda.

Football is dynamic and to cope up with its ever changing trends and demands, such workshops are so important

Lubowa asserted to

FUFA Education Officer, Jackson Nyiima (second left) receives his certificate of participation from Deputy Head of Mission at the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Ugandam, Joachim Duster at Lugogo in Kampala. Looking on is William Blick, President Uganda Olympic Committee (UOC) and Guntaar Lange (Germany Sports development expert based in Uganda)

The federation education officer, Jackson Nyiima was no different from the Technical director highlighted about the need for all sports bodies to meet and share the different ideas.

The workshop exhibited the power of sharing knowledge and ideas. This should surely continue.

Nyiima observed.

Uganda Olympic Committee president, William Blick promised the sports federation officers who attended more related courses in sports management.

As UOC we are mandated to bring these courses to you. I promise more management courses to each federation so that we have better sports federations in Uganda.

Blick promised.


The national sports Federations that attended were:

Football, Athletics, Weight lifting, Basketball, Canoeing, Badminton, Archery, Boxing, Volleyball, Table Tennis, Wrestling, Handball, Swimming, Gymnastics, Shooting, Hockey, Cycling, Rugby, Taekwando, Netball, Fencing and Rowing.

MAIN PHOTO: A group photo of all the participants with the chief main instructor, Guntaar Lange (fron row seated second from left) and the Deputy Head of Mission at the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Uganda, Joachim Duster (seated 4th from left) at Lugogo in Kampala.

PHOTO CREDITS: FUFA Communications Department

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