Junior Basketball coaches get training
Fourteen young people were trained as Junior Coaches in Basketball from 7 to 9 December at the Basketball Artists School (BAS) in Windhoek. The participants were between 15 and 22 years old and came from the Khomas and Ohangwena regions respectively.
The clinic is part of the project “Free Throw – Basketball Artists against HIV & AIDS” by the Namibian Basketball Federation (NBF), the German Olympic Sports Confederation (DOSB) and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) on behalf of the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).
Project Coordinator Ramah Mumba was very pleased with the outcome and said, “the clinic was a huge success and it’s very important to train young people as they are the future of our country. We will continue with more clinics next year and we are sure that the young people will help to further develop basketball in Namibia.”
Mumba conducted the clinic together with German basketball expert Frank Albin and the clinic also included a First Aid session of renowned sport medic Dr Donatha Ngunovandu. The awards ceremony was honored by the Presence of Prof Dr. Egon Juettner, member of the German Parliament, who was visiting BAS together with Mrs Annegret Al-Janabi from the German Embassy. Mr Mao Mpoyi represented the NBF. All participants received certificates and basketball equipment.
A special award was given to Abassier Leukes (Windhoek/DHPS) for his outstanding over-all performance, whilst Petrina Aron (Windhoek/BAS) received a special award as “Most Impressive Junior Coach” and Vincentius Elmau Boois (Windhoek/BAS) for his “Best Effort into Practice Plan”. The other graduates were: Tangi Erickson, Leonard Kamati, Thomas Kampolo, Peter Naholo, Daniel Shikongo (all Eenhana), Ileni Hitula (Windhoek/DHPS), Stefanus Ngolo (Windhoek/UNAM Pacers), Mantius Amukoshi, Idah Angolo, Thandi Boois, Jacobina Uushona (all Windhoek/BAS).