Field hockey champs crowned
The Namibian Hockey Union (NHU) recently crowned this year’s champions and runner’s-up of the Bank Windhoek Schools League.
The league saw some of the most promising development teams of the capitol taking each other on.
In the under 13 boys A division, Windhoek Afrikaans Privaatskool (WAP) A, took top honours ahead of Windhoek Gymnasium A. The B section was won by Saints B, while Pionierpark B had to settle for the second place.
There was no stopping Windhoek Gymnasium U13 girls as they secured the overall win, while St. Pauls hung on to second place.
The two schools switched places in the B category as St. Pauls was the better of the teams in this category, edging past Windhoek Gymnasium. Windhoek Gymnasium’s next win came when their U10 A girls secured the top stop in the A class. St. Pauls A shared second place with Parkies.
Eros Primary School was the team of the hour in the B division, cruising past St. Pauls C in the process.
The boys A division was won by St. Pauls A again with WAP A in second. The win in the B class went to Windhoek International School ahead of Windhoek Gymnasium B.
Marc Nel, NHU President said, “Hockey has become one of the five identified sports codes in Namibia which have been prioritized by the Ministry of Youth & Sport and could only grow throughout all Regions of Namibia with the assistance of the Ministry and Bank Windhoek.”
“Only through development of hockey through junior school we would be able to strengthen the depth of our sport throughout Namibia and also eventually on National and International levels. I also wish to congratulate all the winners in their different leagues; may this be the beginning of aspirations of higher achievements in the future. A big thank you also to the organizing committee of the Junior League. You did a sterling job; it is much appreciated,” Nel explained.