German NGO to conduct football training camp
Three representatives from a German non-profit organisation, “Auf Ballhöhe”, Johannes Schröpfer, Kyle Berger and Oliver Rathenow are been busy setting up a camp for 250 boys and girls from seven schools in Katutura.
The camp will take place from 13 June until 18 June and will be held at the Van Rhyn Primary School. In addition to the training camp, 20 teachers will receive training from German pro-license coaches.
The Federal Foreign Office supports the project through the German Embassy within the framework of its international sports programme and donated equipment worth N$60,000.
The aim is to support the spread of broad-based sport in Namibia and contribute to the construction of a sustainable sports infrastructure. The shared knowledge and the donated materials will contribute to making sport fun to practice. This will result in the creation of a positive self- image, social awareness and inter-cultural competences as well as support sustained positive societal development.
Additionally, as the UEFA European Football Championships are taking place in France in the same time-frame, the German Embassy will bes giving away one football shirt, signed by German National Team players.
Meanwhile, the Ambassador of Germany to Namibia, Mr Christian Schlaga, will hand over the goals, balls and ball nets, shirts, cones, pumps, whistles and medals on 13 June at the Van Rhyn Primary School to the participants of the football camps.