Guest Contributor | Jul 25, 2017 | 0
Twenty-two teams to battle it out at Netball tourney
A record breaking number of 22 teams will participate in this years Bank Windhoek Schools Netball Super League slated to take place on Friday, 3 June at Windhoek Gymnasium.
Bank Windhoek Schools Netball Super League, was officially launched earlier this week, in Windhoek, with a sum of N$110,000.
“We are extremely grateful to Bank Windhoek for the benevolent sponsorship which enables us to organise this league. We believe that the level of schools netball in Namibia has improved a lot over the past three years as a result of more exposure on a higher level,” said Liezel Garbers, Chairperson of the Bank Windhoek Schools Netball Super League Steering Committee
Tsumeb, Otjiwarango and Walvis Bay are towns where the games will be held in the next three months. This year, 10 teams will be competing in the Under 17 League, while 12 teams will compete for the championship title in the Under 19 League. Fourteen schools from six regions will take part in the league and the winner will be rewarded with N$60,000.The aim of the league is promoting and developing the game on school level by providing a platform for senior netball teams in schools.
“ The increasing number of schools competing in the Schools Netball Super League is a very optimistic result as it clearly indicates that netball in schools is growing and that schools want to give their teams exposure and opportunities for development by playing in this very competitive league,” said Marlize Executive Officer of Group Marketing and Cooperate Communication Services at Bank Windhoek.
Marlize also expressed her gratitude to the media,adding that their coverage played a major role in leagues growth and experience and most importantly gave recognition to participating schools.