As Tabora braces to once more host the Confederation of the Tanzania Inter-Primary School Sports and Arts at National Level, the Mbulu District of Manyara is way ahead in the preparation of the games.
Schools in Arusha City, Arumeru and Mbulu have started warming up for the annual Primary Schools Games competition.
The Mbulu District Council for instance is currently scouting for players from all schools in the precinct for the Confederation of the Tanzania Inter-Primary School Sports (UMITASHUMTA) preparatory camp.
“We have divided the district into three zones that now compete against each other to produce the ultimate team to represent the District at regional stage,” said the Mbulu Township Sports Officer, Benson Maneno.
Speaking to the Daily News, Maneno said so far there are 370 recruited pupils selected from the three zones of Nambis, Endagikot and Daudi Wards.
These young sporting candidates have already camped at the special preparation base, which are the CCM grounds of Mbulu.
“We shall filter them to get the 100 best players who will represent the District to the Manyara Regional Inter-Primary Schools games coming up on Friday 26 May 2023,” Maneno explained.
The National Inter-Primary School Sports competition in Tanzania on the other hand will be staged at various venues in Tabora Municipality from June 6, 2023 onwards.
Tabora is hosting the Umitashumta games for the second year in a row.
However it is Mwanza which had emerged the overall winning region in the previous Umitashumta school sporting events last year.
Mwanza rocked the Girls Soccer competition as well as in the boys Volleyball events.
The types of sporting events that Mbulu District is preparing for include Athletics, Soccer, Netball, Arts and Craft as well as Para Sporting competition.
The Mbulu District is also the overall champion in Football and Athletics in Manyara Region.
Usually, the National Confederation of Inter-Primary School sports and extra-curricular events include various sporting events such as Football, Netball, Volleyball, Sack-Racing, Creative Arts and Crafts.
Tanga Region topped the bill in the traditional music and dance category last year.