Welsh Feathers Ready to Host She Cranes of Uganda in 3-Test Series

There will be plenty to play for between these currently seventh-ranked Uganda, and ninth-placed tournament hosts, Wales, when the two sides clash in a 3-test international series at the House of Sport in Cardiff between Wednesday 10 January and Saturday 13 January, 2023. Photos: Supplied

After announcing a “fresh” and exciting squad for the 23/24 international season at the end of 2023, Wales Netball is preparing to host Uganda from in a three-match test series at the House of Sport in Cardiff, Wales, from 10 – 13 January, 2023.

The last time the two sides met was in Cape Town, South Africa at the 2023 Netball World Cup in July, when the She Cranes stunned the Welsh Feathers 73-56. Before that, the two sides last met in 2022, in a Test Series also hosted by the Welsh. 

In that encounter also at the House of Sport, the visitors took the series after winning both games. 

There will be plenty to play for between these currently seventh-ranked Uganda, and ninth-placed Wales. 

The home side will see  2023 Netball World Cup Vice-Captain Beth Dyke join her teammate Nia Jones in the co-Captaincy role for the upcoming season, supported by defender Ella Powell-Davies and shooter Phillipa Yarranton.

The She Cranes head coach Fred Mugerwa meanwhile has omitted two players, Stellah Nanfuka and Viola Asingo, who previously travelled to South Africa. 

Goal Shooter-come-Goal Keeper, Hanisha Muhammeed, who joined Bartercard Surrey Storm Netball Club in the United Kingdom’s Superleague after the NWC2023 and compatriot Mary Nuba (also based in England, with Loughborough) are included in the squad. 

Irene Eyaru will captain the side while Ugandan netball great, Peace Proscovia has been made the Uganda Netball team assistant coach for the forthcoming tour of the United Kingdom. 

2024 Wales v Uganda International Netball Tour Fixtures at the House of Sport

Wed 10 January
Fri 12 January
Sat 13 January

The Welsh Feathers Squad

Abigail Caple (GA/GS)
Bethan Dyke (WA/C and co-Captain)
Lucy Howells (GD/GK/WD)
Alex Johnson (GD/GK)
Bethan Johnson (WA/C)
Nia Jones (WD/GD and co-Captain)
Zoe Matthewman (GS/GA)
Leah Middleton (GK/GD)
Caris Morgan (GD/GK)
Ellen Morgan (C/WD)
Shona O’Dwyer (C/WA)
Megan Pilkington (C/WD)
Ella Powell-Davies (GD/WD)
Georgia Rowe (GS/GA)
Phillipa Yarranton (GA/WA)

The She Cranes Squad

Lilian Achola (C/WA)
Magret Baagala (C/WA and Assistant Captain)
Batamuliza Mercy (GS/GA)
Mary Cholhok Nuba (GS)
Irene Eyaru (GA/WA and Captain)
Haniisha Muhammeed (GS/GK)
Falidah Kadondi (GD/GK)
Sarah Nakiyunga (WA/C)
Christine Nakito (GD/WD)
Sandra Ruth Nambirige (GD/WD)
Christine Namulumba (GS)
Shadiah Nassanga (GA/GS)


Photo Caption: There will be plenty to play for between these currently seventh-ranked Uganda, and ninth-placed tournament hosts, Wales, when the two sides clash in a 3-test international series at the House of Sport in Cardiff between Wednesday 10 January and Saturday 13 January, 2023. Photos: Supplied

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