Peace Proscovia - The Captain

Peace Proscovia - The Captain

07 Jan 20

Sunshine Coast Player, Ugandan International Captain and Gilbert Netball ambassador.

The proud captain of the Ugandan national team for the past six years, Peace Proscovia has led the team through some strong performances, placing seventh and eigth at the last two World Cups after a series of DNQ's. The team has gone from strength to strength, and although she is unlikely to admit it, it's in no small part due to Peace's stowic leadership. "It’s a great pleasure to captain team Uganda and I thank the management team for entrusting me to be captain for the last six years now. It means a lot to me and shows the power of netball to creating leadership opportunities."

Until recently, Peace had spent much of her time studying a Masters in Marketing and honing her sporting abilities on UK soil with the team Loughborough Lightning, "I needed to advance my knowledge in marketing, and at the same time, play Netball and achieve my educational dream. It was easy to juggle the two as Loughborough University made it very flexible for me. The training program at Loughborough Lightning was so flexible for a student which made it really easy for me."

But in 2019 Peace signed a new deal which was described as a 'massive coup', moving to Australia to play for Sunshine Coast Lightning, "It’s one of the best things that has happened to me in my career. The game here seems more intense and playing among the best players is my favourite thing."

Always aware of her roots, Peace has maintained an unwavering sense of humility throughout her career and strives to use her own success, both on and off the court, as a means to encourage others and showcase what can be achieved "My main goal is to inspire people who come from less affluent backgrounds to achieve their dreams." And whether this is through the sales of her signature ball, her skill on the court or her educational achievements there is no denying that dedication, hardwork and dogged determination can take you very far in life. However, the ability to stay humble, keep your cool and still put others first, whilst all the while climbing to the top and achieving your own dreams and aspirations, now that takes a very special kind of professional.

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