NFA honours volunteers
The Namibia Football Association (NFA) Galz and Goals Committee honoured hard working NFA volunteers with an awards ceremony in appreciation for the recently concluded 2014 season. Eenhana Galz & Goals were awarded the title ‘Best Regional Committee’ for their ability to organise a big football league with a total of 49 girls’ teams from the Ohangwena Region in U13, U15, U17 and U20 leagues. The Eenhana Committee further proved their dedication in empowerment of girls through educational football and healthy lifestyle activities by eagerly hosting activities such as Mommies Day and Carnivals to create awareness about the benefits of girls’ playing football in their community. For their efforts, Rundu Galz & Goals were awarded the Best Organised League. Complemented for exemplary administration and the integration of healthy lifestyle activities.
The Galz & Goals Regional Coordinator in Keetmanshoop, Theopoline Golley, was awarded the ‘Most Committed Regional Coordinator’ award for her commitment and dedication to the programme. Golley has been in charge of Keetmanshoop Galz & Goals since the programme was introduced in her town in 2010. Golley has an innovative approach and has a strong focus on life skills activities as a vital part of the Galz & Goals programme. “We hope the awards will serve as an inspiration to the winners and also to everyone else that are part of NFA Galz & Goals as Regional Coordinators, committee members and coaches. We appreciate the good work that you do for your communities and in particular the development of the girl child through educational football and healthy lifestyle activities. We appreciate the support from the Directorate of Sports with in the Ministry of Youth and Sport who supports the implementation of the program at regional and National levels,” said Jacqueline Gertze, the National Coordinator and Education Manager of NFA Galz & Goals. The awards were made possible with the involvement of UNICEF, FIFA, GIZ, SPAR Namibia, SCORE Namibia and UNAIDS.