Netball was one of the most popular sports in Uganda the sport was introduced to the country after W, when the country was under British colonial rule. The sport was intended for leisure and first played in schools. For this reason, almost all primary schools in the country have a court. Recruitment for the national team and other high level teams started at that level. The Uganda netball federation (UNF) was created in 1966. Women have historically dominated in leadership positions in UNF but men are still involved, especially in roles like coaching. During the 1970s and 1980s, there was a push by the British Council to promote sport and women's sport in Uganda.