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ABOUT ARUA HILL SPORTS CLUB

Welcome to Arua Hill Sports Club

Arua Hill Sports Club formerly Doves All-Stars is a professional football club based in Arua, Uganda that plays in the Uganda Premier League. It was founded on 10th February 2010 by a group of passionate football teachers from Arua Primary School located in the centre of the Arua City.

The club was first named Doves United FC by its founders who were group of sports teachers led by Mr. Mwalimu Omar Bashir and Bosco Onama, who currently serve as adviser and Head of Junior Team respectively.

The team was strictly amateur affair created amid the belief that young lads could better be kept on the path of moral/ religious well-being through a healthy passion for competitive team games.

After only a year of enthusiastic play at Arua hill grounds, the club was renamed Doves All-Stars Football Club. “Doves All Stars” translated to mean “talented players flying higher”.

Mr. Charles Livingston Mbabazi – Head Coach


OUR VISION

Arua Hill Sports Club’s vision is to see a club and a community that is self sustaining at household level with players and fans that are willing and able to support a sustainable livelihood.

 


OUR MISSION

Arua Hill Sports Club has a mission of representing Uganda at the World Cup tournament where the country’s sports ability will be show cased.

 


OUR VALUES

  • Integrity.
  • Honesty.
  • Fairness.
  • Accountability
  • Promise to Fans.
  • Diversity and Inclusion. 
  • Teamwork.

OUR TEAM

Meet Arua Hill Sports Club Team
Aita Joel
President

Joel A’ita is a civil engineering professional, Leads Joadah Consult, a regional provider of professional technical and management support services as CEO and Chairman of the Company’s board of directors. Joadah Cosult was rated number 1 among the Top 100 mid-sized companies in Uganda in 2015 by KPMG.

Sunday O. Etrima
Executive Director

Sunday Etrima Olishe is a British Trained Financial Economist, Entrepreneur, Researcher and Project Finance Expert. He has vast experience in business development, analysis, project finance mobilisation and Management. Sunday is currently the CEO of Development infrastructure (U) Ltd, Development infrastructure, one of the fastest growing infrastructure companies in Africa.

Morris Kusotera
Board Member
Usher Komugisha
Board Member
Amos Wekesa
Board Member
Alfonso Villanueva
Board Member
Sofia Wilmot
Board Member
Irene Nobasa
Board Member

ARUA HILL FOOTBALL JOURNEY

Arua Hill Sports Club journey began from its participation in local tournaments which is a common practice in West Nile region believed to build togetherness among young people.
2012

Our History

The team among others participated in the Christmas Cup, the Eid Cup and the Arua Cup where they won several trophies a feat that motivated them to register for the lowest division in Ugandan football (Div.2). After maintaining the winning streak and good form, the club got promoted to division one (Div.1). In 2012/2013, the team kept its unbeaten record by attaining promotion from division one to the zonal league.
2013

Record Breaking

In 2013/14 another record breaking performance saw Arua Hill Sports Club gain promotion to the regional league with three of its players selected to play for Uganda U-17 side. In 2016/17, six players joined a top tier team Onduparaka Football Club based in West Nile.
2013

Another Record Breaking

In 2013/14 another record breaking performance saw Arua Hill Sports Club gain promotion to the regional league with three of its players selected to play for Uganda U-17 side. In 2016/17, six players joined a top tier team Onduparaka Football Club based in West Nile. The Club still maintained its unbeaten record in the regional league to finally get promotion to the second tier league of Uganda (The FUFA Big League) in 2014/15 after beating Koboko Rising Stars 2-1 in the West Nile Regional play offs.
2015

Ownership

In 2015/16, one of the initial founders of the club Bosco Onama decided to render ownership of the club to Counsel Nasur Buga. Counsel Nasur managed the club from the first season in Big League for three seasons before he decided to sale off 80% shares to the General Manager of Gittoe Pharmaceutical Challa Siva due to financial challenges. In 2018/19 Mr. Challa renamed the club after the proprietor of the pharmacy, Mr. Aziz Damani, and then the club was fully baptized Aziz Damani Doves All Stars. During the era of Challa, Arua Hill spent two years in the second tier yet failed to earn promotion in 2019/20 season after finishing sixth on Elgon Group in the FUFA Big League. With financial challenges, the club was headed for liquidation and reform.
2020

Official Take Over

The club was consequently bought out by Development Infrastructure (DI) in August 2020. DI applied for change of name to Arua Hill SC and the Federation of Uganda Football Association (FUFA) made official statement in regards to acceptance of the name proposal on 15th September 2020. To improve the financial standing of the club, on 21st September 2020, (DI) extended a financial support of UGX 100M for the 2020/ 21 season. In the same presser, it was revealed Arua Hill would be moving away from Green Light Stadium where they had been hosting the Big League games in the previous season to Barifa Play Ground until the official stadium, Arua Hill Stadium is completed in December 2021.
2021

Incorporation

Development Infrastructure is incorporated in Uganda and is subject to the Companies Act 2012. Arua Hill Sports Club is a 100% owned subsidiary of Development Infrastructure Limited. This information is provided pursuant to the rules of The The Federation of Uganda Football Association Big League.

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