ARUA- After injecting Shs30m as an annual budget to run his athletics training track camps in northern Uganda, businessman Michael Ezra has promised more support.
While closing a two-weeks training camp in Lira on Tuesday, the athletes supporter said he is going to help bring-up the junior athletes. The Lira camp started on Sept 1 and attracted 20 under 18 athletes from schools in Lira, Gulu and Apac.
Ms Josephine Awal, the camp co-ordinator said the camp had been successful, although athletes from Kitgum and Padyer could not turn up due to the insecurity. The training involved road runs and track racing.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Our vision is to prepare our athletes to develop their talent so that they can represent Uganda at international level. But this must go with their academics,Ã¢â‚¬Â� Awal said.
Bernard Ageta, brother to John Akii-Bua ,is one of the trainers there.
The next camp kicks off in October. Ezra said the Arua camp would be the base for Moyo, Adjumani, Nebbi, Pakwach and Yumbe. Ã¢â‚¬Å“Why we are having these camps is because I am trying to give Ugandans an equal opportunity in sportsÃ¢â‚¬Â�.