PREVIEW | Wales vs Uganda

THE 2024 international netball calendar gets underway tonight with Wales hosting Uganda.

Last time these two countries met Uganda picked up their first ever win over Wales in a World Cup at last year’s tournament, but will history repeat itself this time around.

Uganda will take its build up to the Nations Cup another gear when it takes to the court in Cardiff, but may still be a little jetlagged with the side only getting to the UK yesterday.

Regardless, this will be a strong chance for Uganda in particular to try out some new combinations.

With Stella Oyella and Proscovia Peace missing from the line up, Uganda will be looking to find a new first choice shooting combination. With Mary Cholhok coming off a strong Premiership winning season in the NSL, she will be the likely starting goal shooter, but the question will be then who partners her at goal attack. Will it be captain Irene Eyaru, or will she play at wing attack? Will it be someone else such as Shadiah Nassanga, or will one of the more natural goal shooters have a position change?

Meanwhile for Wales, it is huge opportunity for a rare home series. As one of the up and coming countries of world netball they do not get as many series as some of the bigger countries do, so will revel at the opportunity, especially against a country like Uganda.

The Welsh will be led by experienced pair Bethan Dyke and Nia Jones, much of the squad is current or former Celtic Dragons. One of those is Ella Powell-Davies, who is coming off a particularly strong NSL season and will be looking to continue that form in Welsh colours.

One other player that will be interesting to watch is Shona O’Dwyer, who on the domestic front has been demoted in a way to a Training Partner status at the Dragons, so may come out and play like she has a point to prove.

Fans can watch on the BBC Sport website or on BBC iPlayer. A VPN may be needed depending on where you are watching from.

Wales vs Uganda Squads


Abigail Caple

Bethan Dyke

Lucy Howells

Alex Johnson

Bethan Johnson

Nia Jones

Zoe Matthewman

Leah Middleton

Caris Morgan

Ellen Morgan

Shona O’Dwyer

Megan Pilkington

Ella Powell-Davies

Georgia Rowe

Phillipa Yarranton


Lillian Achola

Florance Adunia

Magret Baagala

Mercy Batamuliza

Mary Cholhok

Irene Eyaru

Haniisha Muhameed

Falidah Kadondi

Sarah Nakiyunga

Christine Nakito

Sandra Nambirige

Christine Namulumba

Shadiah Nassanga

Wales vs Uganda Series

Test Match 1 – January 10 at 7pm (6am Jan 11 AEDT)

Test Match 2 – January 12 at 7pm (6am Jan 13 AEDT)

Test Match 3 – January 13 at 4pm (3am Jan 14 AEDT)

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