Uganda and Loughborough Lightning goal shooter Peace Proscovia began training at the age of 12, having been introduced to the sport in her school PE lessons. 13 years on, she has achieved a lot; from representing her country in the Netball World Cup 2015, to leading Uganda to a sixth-place finish at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
As the Netball World Cup 2019 Regional Qualifier – Africa gets underway in Zambia this week, World Cup ambassador and Uganda captain, Proscovia looks ahead to the qualifier and tells us what netball means to her.
“Netball has taken me places I would not have otherwise reached and given me a family to belong to”, she says.
When asked what the toughest part of training is, and how she stays motivated, the relaxed goal shooter responds; “None. Because of my passion, I enjoy every bit of training”. This can only be a good thing as training has ramped up over the past weeks in the lead up to the Regional Qualifier –Africa.
“Training has been great, and the team is well prepared”, she adds. “We had a few friendly matches internally with the men’s select team, (in preparation for the Regional Qualifiers) and know the Regional Qualifier matches will be tough, but we are ready for the challenge”.
The Regional Qualifier – Africa, which doubles up as the Africa Netball Championship, takes place from 13-18 August and promises to be fiercely contended with just the top two teams qualifying for the World Cup in Liverpool next year.
When asked how she is feeling about the Netball World Cup 2019, Proscovia answers; “I am so excited for 2019! I can’t wait to qualify and hope the regionals in Zambia work out well for us”.
Read more about the Regional Qualifiers – Africa here