The Uganda National Netball team (She Cranes) who are ranked 7th will tour England in October in test series with the Vitality Roses. England is currently ranked 3rd world over just behind Australia ranked 1st and New Zealand who are ranked 2nd.
According to England, they are using the test series as preparation for the 2023 Netball World Cup that will take place in the summer in South Africa.
Uganda will travel to England to play a Vitality Roses side in three test matches, one at Nottingham’s Motorpoint Arena on Wednesday 5th October and two at London’s Copper Box Arena on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th October.
“We are delighted to be welcoming the Uganda She Cranes to England in the Autumn in what promises to be a brilliant series of netball. Uganda are always a highly competitive side and we can’t wait to host them on home soil in front of fans.
This series will be a great test for our Vitality Roses programme as we embark on the new international season with an eye on the future and press on with our preparations for the World Cup next summer in South Africa,” said Mr. Fran Connolly the CEO of England Netball.
The She Cranes are currently training ahead of their Commonwealth involvement that will be taking place in Birmingham starting 28th of July. The team is conducting their trainings at the Kamwokya arena as they prepare for the games ahead.
The Uganda She Cranes, which is composed of both local and international players will look to improve on their international rankings when the Commonwealth games begin.
She Cranes Netball Squad for Commonwealth
Shooters: Stella Oyella GS, Nassanga Shadia GA, Irene Eyaru GA, Mary Nuba Cholhok GS, Peace Procsovia GS
Mid court players: Baagala Margret C, Achan Jessica C, Lunkuse Norah WA
Defenders: Nampungu Joan GD, Sandra Nambirige GD, Nalwanja Shaffie GK, Hanisha Muhammeed GS
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