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GRASSROOTS FOOTBALL: FUFA spreads programme to Kawempe, Nakawa

The famous grassroots football programme in Uganda will continue to spread its wings this weekend when it heads to Kawempe at Nabweru on Saturday 20th June, 2015 sports ground and a week later to Nakawa at the Maroons stadium in Luzira.

The FUFA National grassroots coordinator Willis Muwanguzi has confirmed that 12 primary schools have been invited in Kawempe while 7 from Nakawa. The programme will run from 9am -midday on each of the days selected.

The grassroots programme in Uganda kickedoff with training of coordinators at the FUFATechnical Centre in Njeru last year before the first session was held at Old Kampala secondary school then Busega community school and later in Kisubi, Entebbe.

Grassroots football is not limited to festivals and tournaments; it is also organised as a training activity as part of the children’s facilities offered by clubs as well as school and community associations.

Even within these facilities, where football practice is very structured, the training session must never overlook the children’s need to play.

Alongside its main aims of initiating, learning or refining football techniques according to the age group, the training session must also offer children a setting where they can express themselves and develop through play.

MAIN PHOTO: Kids during the Grassroots football festival held at Old Kampala senior secondary school in 2014.

PHOTO CREDITS: FUFA Communications Department

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