All Set for 2018 Joan Cox Memorial Sports Tournament in Gayaza

Preparations for the 6th edition of the Ms. Joan Cox Memorial Sports Tournament have been finalised.

The two day tourney is set to kickstart this Saturday 24th and end the following day.

The tournament which initially started with only one discipline of Volleyball has this year come stronger with some added spices.

Lawn Tennis and table tennis have been added on the menu.

This addition brings both Uganda Tennis and Uganda Table tennis associations to join Uganda Volleyball Association and the Ministry of Education and sports who were already on board.

This year, over 40 schools, 13 clubs, and 8 corporate organizations are expected to take part.

Crown beverages, DMK group of companies, Power line solutions, Sun jelly Ltd and Sosure/Afripads are the tournament sponsors.

The tournament, as in the past years, is held annually in remembrance of Ms. Cox (MBE), this tourney has been held since 2013.


Ms. Cox is a former headmistress of Gayaza High school from 1950-1972.

She died at the age of 100, in United Kingdom in April 2012.

History at the school has it that Ms. Cox made invaluable contribution in the field of girl child Education and sports.

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