I can honestly say that everyone of us has thoroughly loved Masindi. As the team sat in the hotel having lunch after the festival there was a somber mood as no one really wanted to leave.
It’s also worth a little mention to the magical Chimp experience we had at budongo lodge on the Sunday morning. It is such a wonder to look at our closest ancestors in their natural habitat. The afternoon trip down the source of modern civilisation is always a joy, although our young isaac did get bored after the 15th hippo.
On the business side of things we had a wonderful bunch of coaches, the likes of Ritah and Mable from family spirit have been mentioned in previous posts. Cricket certainly appears to be in enthusiastic hands for the future for Masindi.
I also want to mention a big thank you to Chris from Kabalega school and Joseph the local sports officer, who between them helped orchestrate one of the best primary school festivals I’ve seen. 12 teams competed across the morning with drama a plenty. My first ever super over in the semi-Finals with St.Edwards triumphing by 1 run. The same score line in the final resulting in St.Edwards being victorious over the coaches champions, Family Spirit.
Masindi has all the ingredients to thrive, energetic kids, creative coaches and sports officer with a desire to put Masindi on the map for cricket. The only ingredient left is whether the Uganda Cricket Association can support Masindi in achieving its dream.