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Kratos Player Profile : Alex Aturinda of the Walukuba Barbarians

Name: Aturinda Alex
Weight: 78kg
Height: 1.75 metres
Current club: Walukuba Barbarians
Former club: UCU Shepherds

Rugby journey

Alex started his rugby in O’level at Ntare school, and continued pursuing the game at Mbarara high school in the secondary schools nationals. After high school, Alex went to Uganda Christian University Mukono where he joined the UCU Shepherds – i found tight competition at UCU however without losing focus, i made sure i make it to the first team and its from there that i joined Walukuba Barbarians for the 2018/2019 premiership season where i am playing as a loose forward – 6,7,8.



Alex donning the UCU Shepherds kit

Life outside rugby

“I am a student at UCU hence apart from rugby, I mainly try to catch up with my school assignments”


Favorite moment

“So far it’s the win against Jinja hippos where I had a relatively good game”

In action for the Barbarians

Worst rugby moment

“ got none as yet”

Life role model

Martin Luther King Jr.

Favourite rugby players

International – Willy Ambaka

Photo courtesy of Denis Acrehalf

Local – Michael Wokorach

Future rugby aspirations

“My one dream is to represent Uganda  even to the biggest stage”

Message to upcoming players

“Discipline is key in every sport including rugby and if you are really going to explore your heights, you must get up and fight extra hard to achieve the best.”

Message to the fans

“I urge our fans to keep up the spirited fights for our team because I believe when we get to the top, we shall have sweet stories to tell”