Team Profile – Wananchi Sports Club

Founded: 1972
Membership: 90 active players most are tertiary students with approximately 20 being young upcoming professionals. Currently developing the WSC patron’s society.
Number of Teams: 2 Teams: one men’s team and one women’s team
Successes: Men’s Team
The men’s team ranked 6th in Africa Cup of Club Championship held in Kampala, Uganda 2014 National Hockey League Champions for the years: 1987-1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

Wananchi Open:

Weatherhead Open:

Esther International Tournament:

Independence Cup:

7 Aside tournaments:

Uganda Cup:

USPA Awards: Etoma Thomas: playing semi professional Hockey in Tanzania with Moshi Kalsa.

Opio Thomas:

Derick Akuwa: In 2011, played semi-professional hockey in Holland and 2012 played in the South African Hockey league with the University of Johannesburg. The most capped Uganda National Team player.

Provided 4 out of 18 of the National Team that represented Uganda in the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, Germany. Note Field Hockey is the 1st Team Sport in Uganda to participate in the Olympic games.

Provided 9 out of 16 of the National Team during the 6th Africa Nations Cup in 2000 Bulawayo, Zimbabwe.

Provide 11 out of 16 of the 2007 African Olympic qualifiers in Nairobi, Kenya

Provide 11 out of 16 of the 2011 national tour to Kenya

Women’s Team

National Hockey League: Runners up 2013 and 2014

League winners 2015, 2016

 

Challenges: High expectations of growing fan base to continuously match the best in the region. The increasing number of local and international assignments places a financial strain on both the club and the players.
Efforts to address the Challenges: South Africa Trained Coach Albert Onjima has taken over coaching duties. The club has provided support to schools like City High School, Kololo SSS, Kakunguru Memorial School, Kyambogo College School and Naguru High School, which are nurseries for the future. WSC has secured an assortment of training equipment from other well-wishers. WSC has put in place efforts to source funds.
Previous Sponsors: Fundi Bao
Stanbic Bank
Ssemanda Associates
Sadolin Paints
IBM Computers (Savio Martins)
Shell Jinja Road (Lubo Former Treasurer UHA)
Infocom
Caltex (U) Ltd Crane Bank
SDV Transami
Multiple Industries Rwenzori Mineral Water
For any further information please contact Joshua Opolot, Chairman: 0776526344 or Joachim Wandera, Treasurer: 0701496899