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She Cranes among top five at Fast 5 World Series


By Ronald Lusulire

The famous dance from the She Cranes’ players on the Babandana tune of Ugandan musician, Grenade, was eye-catching before every spectator at the 2022 Netball Fast Five World Series tournament, hosted in Christchurch, New Zealand from November 5 to 6.

She Cranes’ players dance to musician Grenade’s Babandana tune as they celebrate their win. (Photos/Uganda Netball Federation)

Though they did not top the table, Uganda’s She Cranes did not disappoint.

The team settled for the fifth position with three wins; one against eventual winners, Australia, which ended 32-30.

The She Cranes also defeated Jamaica 33-22, and recorded a 32-10 win over the same opponents in the classification match to take fifth place.

Faridah Kadondi was named best player at the the memorable victory over Australia, while Irene Eyaru was named as the outstanding player in the second win over Jamaica.

Towering sharp shooter, Mary Nuba Cholhok, was voted as the fans’ choice player of the series.

The East African country fell 32-49 to the hosts (New Zealand), 34-38 to England and 22-27 to South Africa.

Australia overcame South Africa 34-20 to win the championship.

While hosts, New Zealand, settled for third place with a 39-25 victory over England.

The She Cranes eye the 2023 Netball World Cup scheduled to take place between July 28 and August 6, 2023, in Cape Town, South Africa.

Mary Nuba shows her award.

Fast 5 World Series 2022:

Final Table Standings:

  1. Australia
  2. South Africa
  3. England
  4. New Zealand
  5. Uganda
  6. Jamaica

Results at Fast 5 World Series:

Day 1
New Zealand 49-32 Uganda
Uganda 33-22 Jamaica
England 38-34 Uganda

Day 2
Uganda 32-30 Australia
Uganda 22-27 South Africa
Uganda 32-10 Jamaica

Closing matches:

Finals: Australia 34-20 South Africa
3rd Place: England 25-39 New Zealand
5th Place: Uganda 32-10 Jamaica


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