Proscovia to lead global netball charity

Tuesday July 23 2019

Right Step.  Peace Proscovia’s long journey to

Right Step. Peace Proscovia’s long journey to stardom will inspire other people in her new role as an ambassador for Creating Choices initiative. PHOTO BY AGENCIES. 

By ABDUL-NASSER SSEMUGABI

Uganda netball captain Peace Proscovia will lead a new charitable campaign called Creating Choices due to be launched by the International Netball Federation (INF).

According to the INF website, the campaign aims to start a social movement bringing together netballers and enthusiasts from all over the world to help raise vital funds for grassroots netball. Its ambition for the future of netball is a continued commitment to empowerment, through choices, opportunities, connections and community.

Over 20 million participants from 113 countries are engaged in netball around the world.
Creating Choices will have a Starting 7 line-up of influential role models who will share their personal experiences through netball and Proscovia will lead that line up, whose other members will be announced soon.

"I am today, and what I will be tomorrow because of netball. Not only has netball empowered me to play a sport I love,...it has given me choices I could only have dreamed of. Through my journey, I hope I can inspire others to harness the power of netball in their lives to achieve their dreams too.” She cranes captain, Peace Proscovia said

The INF will launch an extensive social media campaign inviting netballers to sign up and join an interactive online hub and share their own netball journey. Proscovia’s 170 goals led the She Cranes to a seventh place finish at the just-concluded Netball World Cup in Liverpool, England, a place better than their performance in Sydney 2015.

Born Peace Proscovia Drajole Agondua to a humble family in Arua, Proscovia has literally gone places thanks to netball [and partly basketball]. She acquired a scholarship at Nkumba University, Uganda Christian University and later Loughborough University in London, playing for the university club Lightning in the UK Netball Superleague since 2016 before switching to Sunshine Lightning in Australia in 2018.

Proscovia’s new role

Campaign: Creating Choices
Target population: The global netball family
Channel: Social media
Goal: Boosting grassroots netball

assemugabi@ug.nationmedia.com

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