Sri Lanka: We are itching to get going

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World University Netball Championships

September 17 to 21

Sri Lanka just can’t wait for the World University Netball Championships to start.

The Asian state that will be making a maiden appearance at the biennial event arrive in Uganda on September 16.

Head coach Wijayaguaratne Henge and his assistant Surenthini Sithamparanathan will lead the delegation that also has 12 players.

Preparations are in final stages for the September 17 to 21 competition at Makerere University.

USA who hosted the last event in Florida will be the first country to arrive on September 14.

Burundi, Kenya, Singapore, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Namibia and hosts Uganda have confirmed participation.

Team Uganda is training at the MTN Arena in Lugogo and Ndejje University on the outskirts of Kampala city.

World Cup qualifiers and East African Community Games.

South Africa won the last edition in Miami, USA where Uganda finished fourth after being beaten to bronze by Australia.

Host nations organize the biennial event together with the Fédération Internationale du Sport Universitaire (FISU).

In July, 2012, the first World University Netball Championship was held in Cape Town, South Africa.

The South African Federation of University Sports organised the event. It is a women's indoor tournament with a maximum of 12 teams competing.

A total of 12 competitors and five officials are allowed per team.