First we became Uganda’s first club to open a privately owned stadium of Caf standard.
Now the Venoms have raised the bar.
Today the club unveiled a State of the Art Gym facility to complete the third phase of Vipers’ re-development project.
The latest facility was opened to the press by club president Dr Lawrence Mulindwa.
He was accompanied by the club chairman, George William Mulindwa, technical development manager Eddie Butindo and former Vipers captain Faruku Miya.
The Gym will be used by the club’s senior team, the U-19 and U-16 sides.
It will also be accessed by St Mary’s Secondary School teams of football, netball and basketball for fitness training, physical conditioning and rehabilitation among others.
“As management we thought it wise to set up this facility especially at this period to help the team train better, minimize injuries and in the long run produce players who are fully equipped to compete globally,” explained Dr Mulindwa.
He added: “We have been using facilities at Freedom City among others but we are happy to have our own gym and hope we can maximize it fully.”
The technical manager Butindo revealed that football has evolved to the point where it goes hand in hand with science and technology and this is exactly where Vipers is headed.
The gym has an aerobics section outside the entrance while the interior has a wide range of equipments like the assisted dip machine, biceps curl machine, chest press, cross trainers, dumb-bells and free weights.
Others are a leg extension machine, shoulder press, step machines, treadmills, triceps extension machine and upright bikes.
Vipers players officially held their first fitness practice at the club gym today under the supervision of physical conditioning coach Ram Nyakana Mpuga and fitness instructor Ibrahim Kato.