Edgars Youth Programme(EYP) Flags-off 43 For The London Cup 2018
A team of 43 including players, coaches and team parents was officially flagged-off yesterday 30th July 2018 by Chief Guest Mrs. Ejalu Patricia Bageine the Deputy Executive Director-Standards at Uganda National Bureau of Standards to their journey to participate in the London Cup Tournament slated for 1st to 12th August at Brunel University, West London- United Kingdom.
Chief guest flags-off the team through their captain Ejalu Jeremy(left)
Over the last 10 years EYP has participated in a number of International tournaments like the Schwan’s USA Cup (2011/2012/2013/2014/2015/2016/2017); Welsh International Super Cup (2009/2010/2011/2013/2014/2015); Keele Cup (2012), Gothia World Youth Cup (2008/2009), Norway Cup (2010); Nottingham International Cup (2016), New Balance International Cup 2017 and World Cup Youth Conference in Germany (2006) among others. “Being part of this tournament (The London Cup 2018) is a great step in talent development with opportunities for the young players to get exposure.” Said Mr. Edgar Watson, the Team Leader Edgars Youth Programme during his motivating speech at the ceremony. Unlike the past years, the travelling team has been joined by 10 EYP players who train in Rwanda.
Travel team Members from Uganda Pose for a Photo with Chief Guest (holding a ball) and other recognized guests
List of Travel Team Members 2018 (both Uganda and Rwanda)
|MAKANGA CHANEL SAVANAH|
|NAMBALE BARON MATHEW|
|KIRUNGI ASABA JAYDEN|
|MAGOMU STEPHEN HILTON|
|GWIZA RUHIGA NOAH|
|LUWANGULA JJUNJU RODRICK|
|BATWAWULA JANE IMELDA ZOE|
|ASIZUA PHILIP BENEDICT|
|SUUBI TYRA WATSON GEORGINAH|
|NKURIKIYIMFURA ISHIMWE BORIS|
|NKURIKIYIMFURA ISINGIZWE ALDERIC|
|LUWANGULA JUUKO RODNEY|
|KATO KATARYEBA JOEL|
|SSALI MARK KIGGUNDU|
|YUSUF ABDUWELI FARAH|
|YAKUB ABDUWELI FARAH|
|EJALU TREVOR EGIRU BAGEINE|
|TAYEBWA BAGUMA EZEKIEL|
|OLIMI NYARWA BITANYWAINE|
|EJALU JEREMY AREU ENYAGU RUTINDO|
|MUTABAZI BARUCH-HABA KIIZA|
|NTARE RUKATA MARC|
|SENKINDU SAMUEL SENTONGO|
|NORA ABDU MOHAMMED|
The team has been grouped and shall play to compete in the U7, 10, 11 and U15 age categories. Edgars youth programme once every year travel and participate in international competitions of the kind and this is seen to yield best results as good players and public figures have been developed through the same arrangement like Mugisa Albert who present day plays for Police F.C, Andrew Kabora NTV sports presenter and Stephen Dese Mukwala playing for SC Vipers.
Happy talented players await set-off time.
The team is expected back on 12th August 2018 at Entebbe International Airport in the morning.